Z SQUARE 7, A B-29 TRUE STORY

ZACHARY TAYLOR NAT'L CEMETERY & EAST REST HAVEN PARK, PHOENIX

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The Z Square 7 Crew
Z Square 7 Crew Families
Z Square 7 Crew Cemeteries.
Missing Air Crew Report
Z Square 7 Crew Military Funeral
Memorial Lt Eugene M. Thomas Jr (Marion, Al)
Memorial Lt Francis X. Glacken (Cambridge, MA)
Memorial Lt Norman B. Bassett (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
Marcia Bassett McGrattan
Memorial Sgt George P. Demers (Lynn, MA)
Memorial Sgt George P. Demers (Lynn, MA)
Peter & Lillian Demers/Charlotte (Demers) Fiasconaro
Memorial Sgt Louis A. Dorio (Clarksville, VA)
HIRE OUR VETERANS!
POW-MIA-KIA Ceremony
500th Bomb Group, 73rd Wing Honor Roll
Bill Mauldin With Willie And Joe
Father John McBride
S/Sgt Kenneth O. Eslick with Photo Album
Sgt Jesse S. Klein. 41-13180
Frank Farr & Merseburg, Germany
"Lili Marlene" The Song!
"Lili Marlene" The B-17
"Lily Marlene" The B-24
"Lili Marlene" The B-24
Ivan Fail Introduction and "Long Before The Guns And Tanks."
Ivan Fail's "Tribute to the Queen"
American Battle Monuments Commission - Cemeteries
American Battle Monuments Commission - Memorials
NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL
THE MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL (IWO JIMA )
KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
M/Sgt Roy P. Benavidez, Vietnam Medal Of Honor
Frank Farr Poetry "November 2, 1944", "Old Men And The War", " Merseburg"
Some Pictures of World War 2
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Pages Introduction
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Crew Index
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Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B29 Superfortress
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B26 Marauder
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B25 Mitchell
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B24 Liberator
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B17 Flying Fortress
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - C87 Liberator Express
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - PBM-5 Mariner
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - A20 Havoc Attack Bomber
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - C47 Transport
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - P61 Black Widow
Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - A26 Invader
GIVE OUR VETERANS JOBS!!
Ivan Fail's "The Tuskegee Airmen"
Airmen Medal Of Honor Memorial
Memorial Page #1
Memorial Page #2
Memorial Page #3
Memorial Page #4
Memorial Page #5
Memorial Page #6
The Navajo Code Talkers & Native American Medals Of Honor
Ivan Fail's "D Day, The Normandy Invasion"
B-29 Crew Positions & Specifications
About The Book
C. Clayton Thompson Bookseller
Ivan Fail's "When The Mustangs Came"
Contacts
Ivan Fail "The Eighteen Wheeler's Hymn"
Awards
Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building with photo album
Ivan Fail's "Against All Odds - Mission Complete"
Ford Tolbert by Sallyann
Ford Tolbert Pictures
A Tribute to Lt Raymond "Hap" Halloran
Lt Raymond "Hap" Halloran
Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, USMC, The Black Sheep Squadron
Lt Halloran Eulogy for Colonel Boyington
Omori POW Camp
Ivan Fail's "A Salute To Lt. Holguin"/ "Shoo Shoo Baby"
Great Bend, Kansas B-29 Memorial
General Lemay's biography including a B-29 nose art photo album
THE GENERAL AND MRS CURTIS LEMAY FOUNDATION
March 9 and 10, 1945 Over Tokyo
Lt "Hap" Halloran on March 10, 1945
General Earl Johnson
General Earl Johnson Biography
313th Bomb Wing Mining Missions
Lt Robert Copeland, copilot, Z Square 8
Pyote Bomber Base With A Photo Album
History of "Diamond Lil" With A Photo Album
History of "FIFI" With A Photo Album
"Hap" Halloran induction Combat Airman Hall of Fame
Blackie Blackburn with a photo album
Hap's Memorable Flight On FIFI
C. Douglas Caffey, A WW2 Veteran, Book Of Poetry
C. Douglas Caffey Collection Of Poetry
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C. Douglas Caffey on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
C. Douglas Caffey With More on PTSD
C. Douglas Caffey Memorial Day Flying The Flag
C. Douglas Caffey Saying Goodbye To America
OUR VETERANS NEED WORK!
Pearl Harbor with Photo Album
The Pacific Theater
Battle of Saipan, Mariana Islands
Saipan Medals of Honor
Battle of Tinian, Mariana Islands
Tinian Medals of Honor
Battle of Guam, Mariana Islands
Guam Medals of Honor
Battle of Iwo Jima
Iwo Jima Medals of Honor
Cpl Ira Hayes, USMC
Battle of Okinawa
Okinawa Medals of Honor
Japanese Surrender
Navy Ships At Surrender Ceremonies
Ivan Fail's "The Saga Of The Superfortress"
Ivan Fail's "The Silent Sentries"
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Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

This is the letter sent to Peter Demers, the father of Sgt George Demers, by the Department of Army, Memorial Division dated July 29, 1949.

"The Department of the Army desires that you be given the most recent information concerning your son, the late Sergeant George P. Demers. His remains were initially buried with others of his comrades who met their death in the same incident. Since that time the American Graves Registration Service has, without success, explored every clue that might lead to individual identification of any of the remains, and has been at last been forced to conclude that only a group identification of the remains is possible. They are now casketed and, pending return to the United States, are now being held at the United States Armed Forces Cemetery, Yokohama #1, Japan.

All remains in this group will be brought back simultaneously for interment in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, located at Louisville, Kentucky.

This plan for the burial, of all known groups of men for whom individual identity cannot be established, in one of our country's shrines is based upon the provisions of Public Law 383, 79th Congress, as amended by Section 3, Public Law 368, 80th Congress.

Final interment in a National Cemetery in the United States, where perpetual care will be given the graves, is fitting and proper. This particular National Cemetery was selected in order that no undue burden of travel might be placed on any one family wishing to attend the services.

You and the next of kin of the other men will be notified of the date and time of the final interment sufficiently in advance to permit you and any interested persons to attend the ceremonies. In order that you may receive information concerning these final rites, it is essential, in case you change your address, that you promptly inform the Commanding Officer, Chicago Quartermaster Depot, Attention AGRD, 1819 West Pershing Road, Chicago 9, Illinois."

Sincerely Yours, E.V Freeman. Colonel, QMC, Memorial Division

 

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Stone at the grave site

Letter to Peter Demers (father) from the Memorial Division dated January 11, 1952
 
"Reference is made to the interment of your son, the late Sergeant George P. Demers, and his comrades, which was made in Grave 179, Section E, Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky. It is regretted that because of the fact it was impossible to identify individually the remains of your son, you were deprived of the comfort and consolation you might have been afforded by interring his remains at home. It is felt that you might like to have the inclosed photographs of the stone which has been placed at the grave.
 
You are assured that the grave will always be cared for in a manner fully commensurate with the sacrifice your son has made for his country. Any desired information concerning the grave or the cemetery will be furnished upon request."
 
Sincerely Yours, Jas. F. Watt, Lt. Colonel, QMC, Memorial Division
 
 

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Lt Robert G. Phillips' grave site in Phoenix

Lt Robert G. Phillips died on March 6, 1970 in Phoenix and is buried at the East Rest Haven Park and Mortuary located at 4310 East Southern in Phoenix, Arizona.
 
Lt. Phillips attended the services at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery when his crew was buried there. He spoke to all the families answering their many questions regarding the death of their loved ones.  At the time he was a patient at the VA Hospital in Chicago but managed to get released for the day to go to Louisville. After the services he went back to the VA Hospital. 
 
Lt Phillips was the Bombardier on Z Square 7 and the only survivor when it was shot down in Tokyo Bay. He survived months of torture and horrific treatment at the Japanese POW camps. However, Lt Phillips suffered severely from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from which he never recovered.
 
 

Pictures of the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery were provided by Vera Buchanan, niece of Sgt Louis Dorio, the tailgunner of Z Square 7. Thank you, Vera!
 
The picture of Lt. Robert Phillips tombstone in Phoenix was provided by his niece, Robin Phillips. Thank you, Robin!

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