*THE BOOMERANG TEAM * The highly qualified, handpicked 10-man B-29 team that crewed The Boomerang, held God and Country first and each man's resolve to defeat the enemy upstaged any fear that was omnipresent. The Boomerang crew members represented 8 different states. *Dick Marshall-Bombardier - *Dick was considered the old man on the crew. He was 27 years old, mature for his age and a strong, positive type. Dick's home was in Tustin, California. *John Waltershausen-Pilot - *John was a handsome 23-year old. He had an impish face and a ready smile. John hailed from Littleton, Colorado. *Carl Scharer-Aircraft Commander - *Carl was 26 years old, small of stature, a natural leader and a terrific, steady pilot in command. Carl lived in Bakersfield, California. *Hank Gorder-Flight Engineer * - Hank was a big raw boned Norwegian 25 years old. Hank had an easygoing manner. He was the most meticulous and effective engineer that ever came down the pike. Hank's hometown was Grafton, North Dakota. *Tony Cosola-Navigator* - Tony lived in San Francisco. A good looking 23 year old Italian who was sensitive, talented, highly personable and extremely intelligent. *Jim B. Smith-Radio Operator - * Jim was a 21 year old Iowan. He was personable, clean cut, determined, and always strove for excellence. *Rich Ginster-Radar Operator - * Rich was from Warner Robbins, Georgia. He was 23 years old and had a studious, efficient demeanor. He was a quiet perfectionist. *Hank Leffler-Left Scanner - * Hank, 21 years, had a great sense of humor. He was tough and always got the job done in quick time. Hank was from Ohio. *Henry Carlson-Right Scanner -* Henry, 21 years old, lived in New Jersey. Henry, was a happy, smiling type who was always there in any emergency and handled his duties with great aplomb. *Sid Siegel-Tail Gunner - * Sid was a 2 1 -year-old who came from Connecticut. Sid was always happy and smiling, but he was serious about his job. We always felt better when Sid was on the guns.