73rd Bomb Wing logo
source : 500th Bomb Group Memorial Association

created August 2019
Doug Comella

Web site is under construction
estimated completion date is late 2022


2 September 2020
1st Lt Louis William Lehnen

9 August 2020
SSgt Chester Arthur Johnson, Jr

24 July 2020
2nd Lt John Snyder Houghton

20 July 2020
Virtual Cemeteries for each
Bomb Group are below the heading for that Group

14 July 2020
TSgt Alvin Relvue Hart

3 July 2020
2nd Lt Harry James Foley


15 September 2020
Sgt Otto John Marek


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92 men of the 73rd Bomb Wing were
Prisoners of War of the Japanese Government

37 survived

While this web site honors those who died in captivity, we cannot ever forget those survivors who suffered abuse and neglect.
They too are honored

Public Law 490

Reference to this document will appear within many files
Please click on the above link to view a jpg image obtained from Fold3



Most sources are listed under each photo or document
  Surrender Terms

Nimitz Grey Book

Case History 051
Koishikawa Military
Cemetery, Tokyo

Case History 111

Tokyo Military Prison

Case History 328
Osaka Castle
Kempei Tai Headquarters


15 February 2020

Michael Krehl's grandfather, Sgt Leonard J. Mc Neill, is one of the 37 unknown POWs who were Killed in Action 25- 26 May 1945 during the Tokyo Military Prison fire.

Michael is spearheading a project with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to have the unidentified remains of 8 men buried in Manila American Cemetery identified and repatriated.

This PDF is titled Honoring Irvin's Memory. SSgt Irvin Casper Ellingson was with the 499th Bomb Group and is one of the 37 unknown POWs. These 88 pages are from a Power Point Presentation and provide a glimpse as to what Michael is pursuing.

  Honoring Irvin's Memory


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Virtual Cemetery
created by Scott Muselin
March 2020

Tokyo Military Prison

Osaka Castle


73rd Bomb Wing HQ


497th Bomb Group

497th Bomb Group Virtual Cemetery



1st Lt Herbert Edman

Capt Elmer Hahn
1st Lt Joe Mc Spadden
Sgt Clifford Myrha
1st Lt Eugene Redinger
SSgt Logan Sparks
SSgt Russell Strong
1st Lt Harrison Wittee

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498th Bomb Group

498th Bomb Group Virtual Cemetery

Sgt Kenneth A Petterson (SP)

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499th Bomb Group

499th Bomb Group Virtual Cemetery

TSgt Leo G Copulos

Cpl Stanley Forystek
2nd Lt William T Franz
2nd Lt Robert L Grace

POW Medal

Sgt John W Meagher
SSgt Alfred J McNamara
Sgt Warren L Olson
Sgt William H Osborne
SSgt Robert L Pellicott
Sgt Raymond F Shiber
1st Lt Paul Sisson
Sgt William W Sutherland
Sgt Walter E Walk
SSgt John N Wall, Jr
Sgt John Welsh
SSgt Howard F Woleslagle

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500th Bomb Group

500th Bomb Group Virtual Cemetery

Sgt Algy S Auganas
2nd Lt David R Gerhardt
2nd Lt Gerould L Giddings
Sgt Thomas M Goffrey
Sgt Robert Janecek
Sgt Harry E McMillen
Sgt Leonard J Mc Neill
Sgt Maurice Myers
Sgt Robert H Nead
2nd Lt Robert W Nelson
Sgt Thaddeus J Pasternak
TSgt Raymond C Richmond
2nd Lt Donald J Van Dever
1st Lt Henry H Warde
Sgt Charles R Weiser
SSgt Carl T Wells, Jr
Sgt John A Wright


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