820th Bomb Sq. - 41st Bomb Group

820th Bomb Squadron Trivia


Joel T. Watterworth  writes "My dad was a pilot with the 820th, his name was Earle Jay Watterworth, Jr.
I've been looking for info on him and his unit. I'm trying to find anyone who knew him or flew with him".
Joel wrote later, "My dad had on his dogtag, 43-45. His nickname was "bubba" or "Bobo". He was a Texan, and outgoing from what I hear. He died in 1959 of a heart attack when I was 4 years old. He married a woman from Grand Rapids, MI and moved there".

Send any e-mail to: Joel Watterworth

Joel T. Watterworth
137 Benjamin NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Ph: (616) 459-4317

Sickness and Distress

Henry Siravo believes his radiation treatments for prostrate has bee successful. He recently had cataract surgery on both eyes.

Elmer and Polly Littrell had a serious auto accident on July 11. Elmer is doing better but Polly continues to have medical problems.

Harold P. "Moose" Moody has a new wife, Jeanette.

David F. Thomas died April 24, 1997.

Earl Kim died November 19, 1998.

Samuel Manuppelli died February 20, 1999.

To the sick we wish a speedy recovery and extend our heart felt sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.


WWII Army Officers Overseas Soft Cap, Pink or Green, Size 6 7/8 or 7.
J.C. "Pancho" Rowe
1102 Higdon Ferry Rd
Hot Springs, AR 71913-6206


To help offset the cost of the newsletters and other expenses, the Members are asked to contribute $10.00 annually.
Make checks payable to and send your contributions to:

Tom W. Smith
3864 Parkcrest Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1602

Phone: (770) 451-0591

Books etc.

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

820th Reunion - San Antonio 1998

Those Attending


If any of the Members or Friends have E-Mail addresses or Web Pages, be sure to let us know.
We will publish your kids or grand kids address if they are near enough for you to read.
We will publish their e-mail address in the Group E-Mail Address Roster.

Send information to: Donald Haskell

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820th Bomb Squadron

Copyright 1998-99 Donald Haskell.
Last Updated 03/19/1999
For more information contact: Donald Haskell