47th Bomb Sq. - 41st Bomb Group

47th Bomb Squadron Trivia


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Make checks payable to and send your contributions to:

Urban A. Gutting
7047 Autumn Chase Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78238-2118

Phone: (210) 647-1651
e-mail: Urban Gutting


GI's on Apamama or Makin - Can anyone recognize them?

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Books etc.

Maurice Smith has had copies reproduced of the 47th book "The Crow Flight". This is a paper back copy, but is very nice. Looks like the original book. The last that I heard, they were $10.00 each plus shipping. These make nice gifts for the grand kids.
Contact him at:

Maurice E. Smith
2141 Tuolumne St., Suite B
PO Box 11951
Fresno, CA 93776-1951
Phone: (559) 268-5331

Brig. Gen. Murray Bywater's new book "B25's Target Kyushu" is very nice. If any of the second printing are still available, they can be obtained for about $27.50 plus $3.00 shipping from:

B-25 Press
PO Box 7721
Moreno Valley, CA 92552

Probably everyone has received a card about the video ($29.95) that Bob Farrar shot at the Reunion in San Antonio. It is not bad, but I wish that he had cut the snow out (made it blue or something) between the segments. If you are not on his mailing list, he can be contacted at:

Bob Farrar
6527 Shadybrook Ln, No. 3135
Dallas, TX 75206

Another video has been produced by Raines Video Productions. It is priced at $29.95 plus $2.00 S&H, for a total of $31.95. I just received this one. Good coverage of the Lackland AFB trip and the Banquet dinner. Not much else. If you did not get a notice, they can be contacted at:

Raines Video Productions
180 Golf Club Rd, Suite 157
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Ph: 925-370-1073 or 800-654-8277

47th Reunion - San Antonio 1998

Those Attending

Past 47th Reunions

1988 --- Orlando, FL
1990 --- St. Louis, MO --- 31 Members, 24 Spouses & Others, for a total of 55 people.
1992 --- Anaheim, CA
1994 --- Savannah, GA --- Coordinated by Joe Gardner and Arnold Sayer
1996 --- San Antonio, TX --- 28 Members, 18 Spouses & Others, for a total of 46 people.
1998 --- San Antonio, TX --- 27 Members, 23 Spouses & Others, for a total of 50 people.
              All 4 Squadrons attended with a grand total of 236 people.

Information Needed

Kem Sitterley recently lost his 24 year old grandson, Kemble R. Crowder, when he was electrocuted at a boat dock gasoline pump.

Kem is on a crusade to find out about anyone who has been shocked or electrocuted at a boat dock gasoline pump. If anyone has heard of such an incident, please contact him. His objective is to get as much publicity as possible to help prevent this happening to anyone else.

Kem Sitterley
20449 Blue Mountain Drive
Walnut, CA 91789-1001
Ph: (626) 965-2129
e-mail: Kemble Sitterley


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We will publish your kids or grand kids address if they are near enough for you to read.
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Copyright 1998-99 Donald Haskell.
Last Updated 02/25/1999
For more information contact: Donald Haskell