Here you will find the 11 crew members aboard the Kee Bird in February, 1947 on it's last flight. Each crew member is listed alphabetically with their rank and position on the Kee Bird.

Some of the "Kee Bird" crew members, just a couple of years prior to this incident, were risking their lives flying B-29 bombing missions in the Pacific and European arenas during World War II. Many of their Comrades lost their lives during those times.

The average age of the "Kee Bird" crew was mid-20's, and these Men were already seasoned B-29 veterans.

Please visit our Photo Album (1947) section to view the crew photograph taken one day prior to take-off.

Click on the photos or the names to open their bio page.
(Apologies for lack of data on all the crew members. It's a work in progress!)

  ADAMS   ARNETT  
COWAN
 
Lt. Howard R. Adams
Radar Observer
Lt. Vernon H. Arnett
Aircraft Commander
Lt. Burl Cowan
Navigator

 
  GATES   JORDAN  
LEADER
 
T/Sgt Robert Leader
Radio Operator

 
  LESMAN   LUEDKE  
MCNAMARA
 
2nd Lt. Robert L. Luedke
Flight Engineer

 
  STEWART   YARBROUGH  
 

 

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