Page Updated  31 July,  2018

31 July,  2018

Dear RoughRaider,

With regret I must inform you of Larry Hanna's passing on June 11,2018

Laurence C. Hanna
November 21, 1929 - June 11, 2018
Laurence C. Hanna, age 88. June 11 , 2018.
Beloved husband of the late Betty Hanna for 57 years.
Loving father of David (Elaine) Vizard, Lynn Raade, Laurie (Gary) Canfield, Brian (Diane) Hanna, Lee (Edward) Zebrowski, and the late John Philip Hanna. Dear grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 5.
Memorial gathering at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41 555 Grand River Avenue, Novi 248-348-1800 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 1 0:00 AM until Memorial Service at 12:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Warbird aka Harlan Hatfield

28 March, 20189
We wanted to let you and the 345th Bomb Group Association that our father, Donald R. Jones (Don) passed away on January 9, 2018 in Lake Mary, Florida from natural causes.  He was 94 years old.  He loved his 345th group and always enjoyed attending the gatherings and seeing his old friends.  He has been unable to attend the last few years but always talked about them with us and the grandchildren.  Thought you would like to know.

Thank you   Jim/Tom/Randy Jones

Jim Jones
4433 Rawlins Street
Dallas, TX 75219

 Tom Jones
5137 Alesbury Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

 Randy Jones
9 Wild Turkey Road
Lexington, VA 24450

2 Nov., 2017

Joe Libetti, found this momument to a B-25 Crew that crashed during a training flight on May 7, 1944.  Maybe someone remembers it if and you can furnish more information, please send it in and it will be posted here.

7 Feb.,  2017

I just received this from John.

Sorry to tell you all that Dad passed on today.  He went on his last flight.....and if you remember the poem "High Flight"..... he reached out and touched the face of God.

Condolences may be sent to : 

John Mallard

26 Jan., 2016

This is to inform you that my dad, Harry Chused, a member of the 345th Group and 500th Squadron, died on November 23, 2015 at age 94, surrounded by his family.
David Chused

11 Aug., 2015

This just in from T.O. Epps:

I wanted you to know that my Dad Tal Epps is now at the Coatesville Veterans Administration Hospice care unit. He had a major stroke on 7/25 that paralyzed the left side of his body and also took away his ability to swallow. He has been a warrior through this ordeal, but he is running out of gas and losing  altitude. Prayer for Dad are so very welcome. All the best to you and the group. T.O.

8 Feb., 2014

Kelly does it again!!

I viewed a YouTube video you would all enjoy. If you are already aware, please disregard this. The video is from the 2011 St. Louis reunion featuring Linck Grush, Vic Tatelman, Quentin Stambaugh, George Givens, Don Wagner, Bear Britt, Diane Daker, Ken Haller and Ben Miller. There are several 345th BG subject videos on YouTube. Just type in "345th Bomb Group" and they will show up.


Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YgrCvXLv-c

Kelly McNichols

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