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The Bomb Blast

A 464th Bomb Group Newsletter

Cpl. M. Feldman, Editor

Vol. 1, Issue 1

July 15, 1944

Headlines: "Red Army Blitzing!"; "How're We Doing?"; "Uneasy Rests the Crown"

Vol. 1, Issue 2

July 22, 1944

Headlines: "Herky Heads Home"; "Allies Push Forward in Normandy - Slow But Quite Sure"; "What's Cookin'"

Vol. 1, Issue 3

July 29, 1944

Headlines: "Teutons Toppling"; "Historical Repetition?"; "Electric Pilot Used in Fortress Bombings"

Vol. 1, Issue 4

August 5, 1944

Headlines: "GIs To Vote!"; "Chaplain's Flimsy"; "Hits and Errors"

Vol. 1, Issue 5

August 12, 1944

Headlines: "All Front Advancing"; "Nazi Generals Don't Feel Very Well!!!"; "Scoops and Poop from the Squads"

Vol. 1, Issue 6

August 19, 1944

Headlines: "Allies Continue Advance"; "CO's Commentary"; "Pieces from Here and There"

Vol. 1, Issue 7

August 26, 1944

Headlines: "Allies Smash Ahead"; "What's Wrong With The Germans?"; "The Wailin' Wall"

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The Putt-Putt

A 464th Bomb Group, 776th Squadron Newsletter

Issue 1: S/Sgt. John F. Kennedy, Editor

Issues 2 and 3: Sgt. Vance M. Edwards, Editor

Vol. 1, Issue 1

Publishing date unknown, possibly beginning of Nov. 1944

Headlines: "Thisa and Thata": Squadron commended for sending home $18,175; "Roar of the Line": Battle for the b**** of the week; "The Wailing Wall": Beer being chiseled in the officer's club

Vol. 1, Issue 2

Publishing date unknown, possibly the middle of Nov. 1944

Headlines: "The Wailing Wall": Flying personnel want a leave duty schedule; "Down the Line": Why did the night Wheel in the Engineering Dept. shave off the folingo under his nose? "Thisa and Thata": A big Jamboree is scheduled to be held Thanksgiving Day at the EM Service Clu

Vol. 1, Issue 3

Publishing date unknown. Appears to be the end of Nov. 1944

Headlines: "The Wailing Wall": Requesting a review of club leadership. "Thisa and Thata": "I hear a braying from over in the direction of the 'Screeching Wall'..."; (Illegible column head) Column by Sgt. John H. Shelby: The men from the squadron are considering the formation of a club to discuss and debate current issues

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The Tower

A 464th Bomb Group Newsletter

Chaplain Eastwood, Editor

Vol. 1, Issue 2

26 November 1944

Headlines: "Scrooge or Santa Clause," "Meet Chaplain McCahey," "Suffer little children to come unto Me, For of such is the kingdom of heaven"

Vol. 1, Issue 3

03 December 1944

Headlines: "Out Of The Mud," "What Are We Doing Here Anyway," "Where Free Men

Vol. 1, Issue 4

10 December 1944

Headlines: "464th Leads Wing," "Group 5 Grabs A Close One," "Chow Line Chatter" by A Seventy-Niner

Vol. 1, Issue 5

17 December 1944

Headlines: "Meet The Wheels," "A Bundle Of Sticks," "The Music Box"

Vol. 1, Issue 6

24 December 1944

Headlines: "The Greatest Gift," "Inside the Seventy-Seventh," "Meet The Boys" by Joe Stewar

Vol. 1, Issue 7

31 December 1944

Headlines: "GI Joes Thrill Bambinos, Thousand Kids Pack Theatre For Christmas Gifts," "Con Molto Espressione," "One World"

Vol. 1, Issue 8

08 January 1945

Headlines: "Storm Shatters Shoo-Shoo, Queen of the Skies Finds Snowy Grave," "Group 5 Takes 5," "Good Will Toward Men"

Vol. 1, Issue 9

14 January 1945

Headlines: "With Malice Towards None," "Waste," "Beauty"

Vol. 1, Issue 10

21 January 1945

Headlines: "Stars," "Meet the Cogs,"by Joe Stewart, "A Letter Home"

Vol. 1, Issue 11

28 January 1945

Headlines: "Our Neighbors in White," "Stop Thief!," "Be Your Own Fortune Teller" by

Vol. 1, Issue 12

04 February 1945

Headlines: "Stand Down," by Capt. Allen Orton, "Bored? Here's Your Answer," "Hobnobbing With Headquarters"

Vol. 1, Issue 13

11 February 1945

Headlines: "Suppose It Were You?," "So, You Want a Puppy," "A Year Ago, Remember?" by Capt. Kieling

Vol. 1, Issue 14

18 February 1945

Headlines: "Merit Recognized," "The Oxygen Check," "One Out Of 365"

Vol. 1, Issue 15

25 February 1945

Headlines: "Divided We're Conquered," "Have You Read?," by William L. White, "Crews In The Blue"

Vol. 1, Issue 16

04 March 1945

Headlines: "Observations," "A Statement of Intentions," "The Human Soul"

Vol. 1, Issue 17

11 March 1945

Headlines: "Hitler Should Not Die," "What It'll Be Like," "Chaplain's Flimsy" by Chaplain Eastwood

Vol. 1, Issue 18

18 March 1945

Headlines: "Have You Prepared For The Future?," "Jewish Passover," "778th Wins Table Tennis Title - Become Wing Champs"

Vol. 1, Issue 19

25 March 1945

Headlines: "Low Level Man Gains Altitude - Col. A.J. Bird, Jr., New Group Commander," "The Earth Movers," "Easter Parade"

Vol. 1, Issue 20

01 April 1945

Headlines: "He Is Risen," "A Large Mind," "Espenshade In Checker Finals"

Vol. 1, Issue 21

08 April 1945

Headlines: "What's That Car?," "Ideas Have Legs," "A Nocturnal Phantasy" by JKG

Vol. 1, Issue 22

15 April 1945

Headlines: "Comes A Time," "Our Post Express," "Inside the 77th" by

Vol. 1, Issue 23

22 April 1945

Headlines: "The Silent Guardian," "Spirit of '76," "After The War, Then What?" by T/Sgt. Harry Kaplan

Vol. 1, Issue 24

29 April 1945

Headlines: "The Silent Guardian, Part II," "See For Yourself," "Information and Education"

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