Z SQUARE 7, A B-29 TRUE STORY

PETER & LILLIAN DEMERS CHARLOTTE (DEMERS) FIASCONARO

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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
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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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The Demers Family Of Lynn, Ma.
 
 

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Peter and Lillian Demers

Peter Demers married my mother after both their spouses had passed away. When Pete and my mother came to visit my family in Washington, D.C. my wife, Charlotte, and I took them sightseeing to the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Va. It was here that he told us about his only child, George, being killed in Tokyo Bay. I promised Pete I would research to find any material about his son.  Pete didn't know much about how George had died other than the B-29 on which he was a gunner was shot down in Tokyo Bay.
 
I fulfilled my promise to Pete with the book, "Z Square 7, A B-29 True Story!" I only wish he hadn't passed away before it was done. Funny though how sometimes I felt a presence over my shoulder as I worked on the book or as I work on this website.
 

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George Demers with his parents.

Charlotte Demers Fiasconaro, George's first cousin, grew up with George in Lynn, Ma. She tells how George's mother, Lillian, never forgave herself for signing him into the Army Air Corps when, being an only child, he was exempt from military service.
 
 

Charlotte was the leader instrumental in having her cousin, George, recognized forever in his hometown of Lynn, Ma. She worked tirelessly that George's memory, his service and sacrifice, never be forgotten. She was a true patriot.

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Charlotte (Demers) Fiasconaro

Charlotte (Demers) Fiasconaro


BEVERLY — Charlotte (Demers) Fiasconaro, age 81, of Beverly, formerly of Lynn, passed away Wednesday November 24, 2010 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House following a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Lynn, and a resident of Beverly for seven months, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Woods) Demers.

Prior to her retirement, Charlotte was employed at General Electric as a tool crib attendant. She enjoyed reading, cooking, spending summers in Maine at the campground for many years, and gardening. She had a “green thumb” and cared for any plant, no matter it‘s condition. She also loved animals, including her dog Domino, and most important, time with her family.

Charlotte is survived by her children, George and Elaine Fiasconaro of Georgetown, Dorothy and Rick Phillips of Ipswich, Deb and Larry DeFilippo of Lynn, Barb and John Minchello of Lynn, Catherine Fiasconaro of RI, 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Paul Fiasconaro.

Service Information: Funeral from the Goodrich Funeral Home 128 Washington Sat., Lynn, on Monday at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in Sacred Heart Church, Boston St., Lynn, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation is Sunday, 4-8 p.m. For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, or to the NorthEast Animal Shelter.
 
 

Eulogy written by her daughter, Dottie Phillips

 

Our Mom was a very brave, strong woman who overcame many obstacles in her life and who loved her family and friends dearly.  She was on her own at the age of 13.  The oldest of five children and she outlived all of them.

 

She was a great Mom who taught us to work hard and be responsible.  We grew up in the day when you didn’t negotiate with your parents.  At the risk of sounding old, “in my day” when you asked why you had to do something -- you were told “Because I said so!”  Her children were everything to her and she stood by us.  I remember witnessing her anguish when our brother George was serving in Vietnam and reported as missing in action.  She contacted many politicians to help find him and could not rest until he was found…..badly wounded but alive.

 

Then there was our brother Paul, who was the perpetual class clown and often brought home stray animals for her to care for – she was there for him as he tried to battle his addictions and was broken-hearted when he passed away last November.

 

I was born prematurely and not expected to survive.  The hospital staff told her that it would be better if she didn’t see me.  She told me that after begging, the nuns brought her in to me.

 

She would comfort Debbie when she often suffered from ear aches and hold Barbara who needed extra care because of severe asthma.

 

Cathy, had to live with our grandparents when she was a baby because Mom could not pick her up due to back surgery.   She waited for the day Cathy could walk and explained to me that then she would be able to hold onto Cathy’s hand and have her step on a chair then onto a surface that would allow her to reach without bending.

 

As we grew older she understood our strengths and weaknesses and loved us for who we were.  She loved and held all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren close to her heart. 

 

Of all the wonderful things about our Mom, what always amazed me was her ability to make and keep friends.  Some friends she has had for over fifty years.  Over the years many of her friends passed away, however, she always found new ones.  She especially enjoyed her many years and the people at her home away from home while camping in Maine. Her gift of accepting everyone and not being judgmental made people feel very comfortable with her.

 

As brave and strong as she was, she understood acceptance of the things you cannot change in life.  When she knew the end of her life was approaching, she was able to embrace and be comfortable with it.  With the help of many people especially Jean, who we love and pray for, we will be forever thankful for the love shown to our Mom.

 

She passed into God’s heavenly kingdom where our brother Paul waited for her.  She is content and at peace.

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George Demers

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