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Sgt. William Robert Fast in Farnam cemetery, Frontier county, NE

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Re: Sgt. William Robert Fast in Farnam cemetery, Frontier county, NE

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 5:51AM GMT
Classification: Military
Surnames: Clifford, Heiden, Barnes, Fast, Estes, Niece, Martin
http://b-29.org/americas-war/americas-war2.html

3 January 1945
JAPAN - Fifty-seven of 97 73rd BW B-29's dispatched to bomb port facilities and urban areas of Nagoya with incendiary bombs; and 21 attack alternate targets. Japanese fighters fly 300+ attacks on the bombers and 5 B-29's are lost. Gunners claim 14-14-20 Japanese aircraft.

One of the five was this plane that carried Sgt. Fast -

42-63418 - A50 - 497th BG, "Jumbo, King Of The Show", with the Clifford crew; 5 survived ditching - MACR 10901

Crew members missing: 2nd Lt. Robert L. Heiden, 2nd Lt. Harold C. Barnes, Sgt. William R. Fast, Sgt. Jack F. Estes, Sgt. Oscar L. Niece, Jr., Sgt. Delmas D. Martin, Sr.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
behopste 3 Jun 2006 4:50AM GMT 
Vern Howe 6 Jul 2006 3:24PM GMT 
H.Elizabeth Hoppe-Stevens 6 Jul 2006 4:13PM GMT 
nebraskabetty 19 Mar 2013 11:51AM GMT 
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