The Rocketeers Dance Band at Fowlmere STA F-378:

>Amongst the activities organized by the Red Cross were frequent dances for the boys and their guests. The music at these bands was usually provided by a band composed of Servicemen from the military units stationed at Fowlmereer. As you can see from the photos, the band was organized like the Big Bands of that era, with a Reed Section, Brass Section, Rhythym Section, and featured a Vocalist. Recently, Jeanne Mulquin's niece provided photos which identifies the Rocketeer Band Members by name. Some of the names are not quite legible -- if you can identify these players please contact us so we can update our records.

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Rocketeers Dance Band.


Rocketeers Photo with Signatures of Members on the back.


Here are some interpretations and ID's of the Rocketeers from the May 1945 photo:
Glen E. Fitzsimmons 1st Tenor Sax Rank/Unit Unknown
Paul F ?Flear?Heer (illegible) First Alto Sax Rank/Unit Unknown
Leslie E. Munneke 2nd Alto Sax EM-ATT Medic Sgt 328 Sv Grp
Jack ?W.? ?Wilkerson? (illegible) 2ndTenor Sax Rank/Unit Unknown
Walter J. Donovan Vocalist EM-ATT Sgt 328 Sv Grp
Gordon H(?W?) McRead (illegible) Trumpet Rank/Unit Unknown
John P. Adams Trumpet Crew Chief Ssgt 503
George Themascus Trombone Cpl 505
Charles J. Edminston Piano Pfc 339-HQ
John Molnar Bass EM-ATT Pfc 72 SCS
Robert B. Brown Drums Pilot 503 Drums


More Dance photos from Fowlmere.



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