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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Had every intention to Metal Detect - Final Chapter - (VPB-108)..." Contributed by PACKERBACKER WebSite: http://www.treasurenet.com/ [07MAR2013]

I was going to detect last Saturday but cleaned out a 10 x 20 storage shed instead. Was told I could have everything in there to keep them from paying $80 per month. Most of it was just junk and yard sale type items. Along with all the junk was a box. Inside this box was a Purple Heart. The guy had earned 2 Purple Hearts. One he received on Dec. 7th, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. Another medal in there was a Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a Naval aviator and was shot down in combat. By the way, the guy who earned these had no children and passed away years ago. His casket flag was in there and a 1940 "Flight Jacket" class book. He has updated the pictures in the book with captions like "Killed at Midway", "Lost at sea", "Shot down over Pearl Dec.7th, survived" etc. etc. One was even captioned "Court Marshalled" His citations were signed by Forrestal and Nimitz on behalf of the President. All the books needed to maintain a B24D, including the armament book, were there too. Also a pair of black leather USN bomber pilot, cold weather flying gloves in mint condition. There were also a bunch of photos of various aircraft and some photos that were stamped "Restricted". Lots of photos of various flight crews by their aircraft were in there. His uniform including the officer's cap was there but the cap is beginning to deteriorate. This is what I found most exciting. He was a photographer while he was attending flight school. President Roosevelt visited the base during this time. He took photos of him adressing the class, riding in a car and fishing. These are professional-looking pictures that I'm sure were taken with a Navy camera. Some of the photos were printed in their class book. The thing is, the ORIGINAL NEGATIVES for these photos (excuse me for shouting) were in a large envelope and in pristine condition. Some may have never been developed. Amongst all of this are newspaper clippings and handwritten accounts of crashing at sea and their rescue by a sub 7-1/4 hours later. It's amazing stuff and will take some time to sort it all out but, although it wasn't detected, it's my best find. Hope I posted in the right place.

A little update to this story. Also in the box was a large piece of shredded metal, about 3 inches long. At Pearl he was wounded in the leg by machine gun fire and he still managed, with another officer, to direct anti-aircraft fire. Then a bomb went off killing the other officer and wounding him in the back. We are guessing the metal is the shrapnel from the bomb that hit him in the back. Also found 3 pictures (no negatives yet) of Amelia Earhart taken in 1929. We are now thinking his father was also a photographer, not sure. One picture of Amelia has her standing by a plane with an older woman. We are going to see if this older woman might be her mother or possibly Grace Coolidge; the presidents wife.

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...Finding more stuff in the boxes. This is a silk map used by aviators so if it got wet it could still be used. This map is of the Pacific area with China and Japan etc. on it. The map gives navigational info. but also has the ocean currents on it in case they hit the drink and became sailors. It's two-sided with the same map on each side but one side shows summer currents and the other shows the winter currents. Mint condition except for the creases. I'm afraid to iron it. Measures about 27" X 35" (May 05, 2006, 11:33 AM)..."

More stuff found. Some of this stuff is captivating me. First, there is an original oil painting of this guy in his Lt. Commander uniform with his medals. Can't figure out the artist's name as the paint is cracked right over the name. A little cleaning and magnifying glass may help. Also found his "Blood Chit". It's a silk or rayon cloth with the Chinese flag on it. Written in Chinese it states, basically, that he is an American flyer there to help in their war effort and they are instructed to help him get back to his unit.

There are some small photos (US Navy Photos) of scenes of pearl harbor during the attack. A couple have some devastating explosions occurring at the time the photos were taken ; not just smoke. At least one of them shows sailors on their ship carrying rifles. These are black and white photos and small but, they are super clear. These are copies of some I've seen before, not taken by Wallace. I'm sure they could be enlarged and not lose much detail. No pixels here.

Have the letter he wrote his wife after he was shot down in his B24D explaining he couldn't say too much about it because only 5 made it. (At the first writing of this, I thought it was a B24)

He became a photographer after the service and there are tons of photos, slides and negatives to go through. One packet with 2 negatives in it has "Slim Pickens" written on it. Slim was on the rodeo circuit before hollywood and these are rodeo pics. Also have a negative of a cowboy standing on 2 horses while they jump over an old car. There is a photo of a guy with full Indian headress on standing on 3 horses jumping over a hedge. There are some really great rodeo pics in the rest of the stuff.

I could go on and on about the pictures. Some of an old lady, some of a "Tramp" and a lot of others. They are not just photos, they are very artistic shots taken by a pro.

Found his wife's scrapbook with individual class photos, valentines and postcards from the 30's.

There are also negatives and photos of "Mother Tusch" and her air museum. Mother Tush is a long story. If interested, do a google on her. Very interesting. The house she lived in became, basically, an air museum. All of the items, including the wall paper from her house are now at the Smithsonian. These photos were taken before it was dismantled. Aviators and other famous people signed her walls next to tracings of their hands. This guys hand tracing and signature are on the wall along with guys like Nimitz. Nimitz had lost part of a finger and his hand tracing shows that. It's great stuff!

We are thinking now that the picture of the woman with Amelia Earhart isn't her mother or Mrs. Coolige, it's highly possible it's Mother Tusch. She had received a medal and, in the photo, the woman is wearing a medal.

Even found a first edition of Mitchner's "Hawaii" in mint condition.

I am not releasing the name of this flyer yet for various reasons.

None of the photos indicate any copyrights and, even if there were copyrights, they may be outdated. I'm not sure. I don't know if I can obtain copyrights as I didn't take the photos so if anyone has any info on it let me know.

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...I took more pics of some of the pictures with a digital camera. Need a scanner to capture the clarity. Jeff, if this gets to be too much, let them stay on a few days for the regulars to view and then you can delete them if need be. This first pic is his crew taken before they were shot down. Only 5 lived (May 10, 2006, 12:55 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is a neat pic of a flyer over Hawaii with cockpit open. Wish you could see depth of photo (May 10, 2006, 12:56 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is a flight of bombers over Hawaii off Diamond Head. Note the lack of hotels (May 10, 2006, 12:58 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is just a flyer and cool looking plane (May 10, 2006, 12:59 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...These are a few of the handprints and signatures on Mother Tusch's wall. Note Admiral Nimitz has partial finger (May 10, 2006, 01:06 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is a pic of Mother Tusch with Harry Henders. He is one of the men that was shot down with Wallace over Marcus. He's the only other person that was able to paddle the raft. I just talked to Mr. Henders this last weekend. He already had a copy of this photo (May 10, 2006, 01:07 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...More stuff at Mother Tusch's (May 10, 2006, 01:08 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is a pic of a "Mother Tusch" postcard. There are 4 originals in stack (May 10, 2006, 01:09 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...These are photos of President Roosevelt and Capt. Fitch. Note the stack of negatives under the first pic. They are all Roosevelt (May 10, 2006, 01:11 PMs)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...I have someone scanning some aircraft post cards and saving them to disc. When I get them, I'll email you. Here are some of the Pearl Harbor pics (May 10, 2006, 04:24 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is a picture of a picture of his "Blood Chit" that was used to identify him as a friendly and get help from the locals in case he was shot down. The original has been put away (May 12, 2006, 08:19 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is 1 of his Purple Hearts, his Distinguished Flying Cross, his bible, some buttons, cufflinks, St. Cristopher, some bars and shoulder bars, 2 sets of dogtags and some shrapnel. The shrapnel is probably what they took out of his back when he was bombed at Pearl. (A little correction to the story) The machine gun got him in the arm, not the leg (May 13, 2006, 12:47 AM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...Found some more interesting stuff. These are Japanese tags, possibly removed from destroyed aircraft. They were in same box with medals and shrapnel (May 14, 2006, 09:51 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is a sample of bomber nose art. Many planes, especially the bombers, had paintings on the nose of the plane. This is not being posted to offend anyone. It's a historical fact that was all part of the war (May 14, 2006, 09:56 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...Here's where you folks may want to get involved. I'd like to locate some crew members or families that may want copies of the following pics. Only clues I have so far are; possibly B24 or B24D's, Liberator aircraft, VB-108. Somewhere I saw some squadron nos., I think, but can't locate them now (May 14, 2006, 10:02 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...pics 2 and 3 (May 14, 2006, 10:04 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...pic 4 and 5. The numbers on the aircraft are very significant in the search (May 14, 2006, 10:08 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...pic 4 and 5. The numbers on the aircraft are very significant in the search (May 14, 2006, 10:08 PM)..."

There is a lot more to this story. You could make a movie out of just how he earned the Dist. Flying Cross. Between his letter to his wife, his citation and his first-hand account of the event you can just picture it. A Japanese plane flew over their raft at one point and they expected to get straffed. Then a Japanese patrol boat came out looking for them. They covered up with a blue sail and weren't spotted. Our bombers spotted them and one kept flying back and forth from the raft to the surf protecting them. 7-1/2 hours later they were rescued by a sub. Shore batteries began shelling the sub but they managed to dive before they were hit ( May 16, 2006, 06:45 PM).

The citation for the Flying Cross states, basically, that they were flying a low-level bombing mission over Marcus Island. They approached a forwarned enemy that fired at them with anti-aircraft guns and small weapons fire. That set one of the engines on fire. Then another engine on the same wing was completely blown off. With the whole right side of the plane on fire they continued their mission destroying 2 enemy aircraft on the ground, blew up some buildings and caused heavy casualties on enemy troops. Then the whole tail was shot off. It states that he "Could not maintain level flight" and they crashed into the sea (May 16, 2006, 06:58 PM).

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...Finally have time to post more stuff. This is a patch he had with his ribbons. Patch has never been sewn on and is in glistening, new condition. Same patch Realde. BTW, if those are your ribbons you posted, "Salute!" ( May 21, 2006, 11:21 AM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...View of active valcano from cockpit. Photo taken by Ensign Slack or Ulack, VP-108, 5/28/45 Title of photo: Farallon de Pajares (May 21, 2006, 11:41 AM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...The back of this photo says "Crew 2, Lt. Cdr. Lefever" UPDATE 4-27-2010. Lt Cdr Lefever took over command of VPB-108 after the death of Muldrow (May 21, 2006, 11:44 AM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...Handwriting hard to read but names on back of this are, or close to, "Ulack, Hazlett, Riffe Update for this pic 4-27-2010. These guys had to ditch their plane at 1600 on April 8, 1945 200 miles from Honshu Japan. They had been given bad directions from Iwo Flight Command and were running out of fuel and it was getting dark. Aboard the aircraft were: Pilot LT William R. Hazlett USNR, LT(jg) G. D. Riffe USNR, ENS C. E. (either) Slack or Ulack USNR, AMM1 D. O. Mullinix USNR, AMM3 W. C. Parker USNR, ARM1 L. O. Sturms USNR, RM3 James S. Watts USNR, AMM1 A. S. Bagwell USN, AMM1 H. W. Fisher USN, Sea1 E. L. Fanhanel USNR, Sea1 J. J. Subron USNR and ART1 R. V. Brodine USNR. None were seriously hurt as they say Hazlett made a good "landing" on the water. There was one casualty, Apache, their dog mascot who had more then 200 flying hours did not survive the crash. His body was left at sea. These guys were rescued 4 days later by the submarine USS Queenfish 393 (May 21, 2006, 11:49 AM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...Back of this photo says "Burning Jap Plane, Marcus, Lt. Hartwig" (May 21, 2006, 11:53 AM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is a "Whale killer sunk by Lt. Cdr. Muldrow 4-24-'45" (May 21, 2006, 11:58 AM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This says it's an "Ocean-going tug armed as picket attacked by Lt. Cdr. Rogers, 4-25-45" (May 21, 2006, 12:03 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is a lousy pic but is somewhat historical and confusing at the same time. Lt. Cdr. Muldrow was the commanding officer of VPB-108 and was shot down and reported as missing in action over Marcus. The guy who all this stuff belonged to was Lt. Maurice R. Wallace. Wallace was shot down May 9, 1945 over Marcus. I'm going to post the front and back of this photo. It's a military pic and has been cut so some of the info on the back is missing. Back of photo is dated May 9 '45 - VPB-108 - Subject:PB4Y-2 No. 594(rest cut off) - with Lt. Cdr. Mudrow, Lt. Wall(rest cut off)....is Wall Wallace?? - and Crew#5 of VPB-108 (can't make out rest and also cut off) - before hitting water after - MARCUS attack - Photo taken by Ens. Price - of Crew #11 - Someone has circled the photo to designate the plane in the air just before they went in. Can hardly see it in my photo either. Question is, are Muldrow and Wallace in the same plane? Not likely as they were both pilots, but possible I guess. Why would Wallace get the DF Cross if Muldrow was on board? If all of the back of the photo was present, would it just show they both went down on same day? If so, which aircraft is this? (May 21, 2006, 12:44 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...This is a lousy pic but is somewhat historical and confusing at the same time. Lt. Cdr. Muldrow was the commanding officer of VPB-108 and was shot down and reported as missing in action over Marcus. The guy who all this stuff belonged to was Lt. Maurice R. Wallace. Wallace was shot down May 9, 1945 over Marcus. I'm going to post the front and back of this photo. It's a military pic and has been cut so some of the info on the back is missing. Back of photo is dated May 9 '45 - VPB-108 - Subject:PB4Y-2 No. 594(rest cut off) - with Lt. Cdr. Mudrow, Lt. Wall(rest cut off)....is Wall Wallace?? - and Crew#5 of VPB-108 (can't make out rest and also cut off) - before hitting water after - MARCUS attack - Photo taken by Ens. Price - of Crew #11 - Someone has circled the photo to designate the plane in the air just before they went in. Can hardly see it in my photo either. Question is, are Muldrow and Wallace in the same plane? Not likely as they were both pilots, but possible I guess. Why would Wallace get the DF Cross if Muldrow was on board? If all of the back of the photo was present, would it just show they both went down on same day? If so, which aircraft is this? (May 21, 2006, 12:44 PM)..."

History ThumbnailCameraVPB-108 History "...These are names etc. that I have so far. VPB-108, PB4Y-2 (first 3 numbers 594), Crew #5, Crew#11, Lt. Cdr. Muldrow, Lt. Wallace, Ens. Price, Lt. Cdr. Rogers, Lt. Cdr. Lefever Crew #2, Ens. Slack, Lt. JG Panther, Lt. Daly or Daley "hard telling", Ens. Moore, Lt. Idle, Lt. Hartwig, Hazlett, Riffe, NPB-122, Jack O'Connel, Jerry Palma, Danny Webster, Denton Larrister, Henford, Levesay?, first radioman Harry Henders, Martin and maybe Henly??. I think they were flying the Liberator. Now if someone tries looking for any of these chaps they may find a connection here. There are a lot more combat pics but I can't get good, clear photos of them with my camera. I believe now that they were flying the "Privateer", as there is a book available "Crew One: A World War ll Memoir of VPB-108". That book mentions Muldrow and, I'm sure, others. Also states that they flew Privateers (May 21, 2006, 01:13 PM)..."

Update on photo of crew by plane number Z442. The bureau number (BUNO) for that plane is 59442. It was on a bombing mission on Apr. 8, 1945. A navigational error caused them to be off course and they had to ditch into the ocean. None received serious injury except their mascot, a dog, died in the crash. They were picked up by a sub, the Queenfish, four days later. Names associated with the crash are: Hazlett, Riffe, Slack, Mullinix, Parker, Sturms, Watts, Bagwell, Fisher, Fanhanel, Subron, Brodine. Hazlett is still with us (May 23, 2006, 03:41 PM).

Another update. Wallace and Muldrow WERE in the same plane so, the pic of the plane going down is both of them. Lt. Cdr. Muldrow was the commanding officer. There were 13 aboard and only 5 made it. Muldrow was one who did not. The others were either killed on impact or trapped in the plane. This info is from a letter that Wallace wrote about the incident where he was describing the condition of the men that were left. Only 1 other besides himself was capable of paddling the raft and that person was so messed up he wasn't aware of what was happening for a couple hours. Wallace knew this guy was always the first to obey a command so, when the guys mind would drift off, Wallace would order him to paddle. That would bring this guy around. He would respond with a "Yes sir Mr. Wallace" and begin paddling again. They went into the water only about 1/4 mile from shore(May 24, 2006, 01:13 PM).

The sub that rescued the 5 surviving airmen was the USS Jallao, SS 368 off the Northern coast of Marcus. The sub commander at that time was Icenhower and that's who signed the "Flying Fish Club" certification that Maurice had among his belongings. The reason the Japanese were "forewarned" is another squadron was supposed to be in on the attack. They didn't wait for VPB-108 and attacked it early. That caused the Japanese to be alerted by the time Muldrow and their crew flew over (May 30, 2006, 03:52 PM).

I've found email addresses for 2 of the crewmen that were on the sub that picked them up, I have the name of the plane capt. that spotted the oil slick in the water from the downed plane and I have found an article written by the pilot that gave their location to the sub and circled them until the sub arrived. He described how the Japanese shore batteries hit port and starboard of the sub on their very first volley and how they had to make an emergency dive to keep from being hit (Jun 01, 2006, 03:26 PM).

I have gotten a lot more information on this story since my last post. First of all, the previously posted picture of aircraft number Z444 was Lt. Wallace's plane and crew. The plane's nickname was "Liberty Hound" and the nose art painted on it was a dog or wolf-looking character standing on 2 legs in, what was then called, a zootsuit. (SP?) The Japanese, as this was getting late in the war, were getting desperate. The allies had intercepted a Japanese message stating that they were going to use suicide bombers (not just Zeros) and attack the fleet. The bombers were to fly from Japan to Marcus for refueling and then on to another island to refuel and then attack the fleet ships. An American Admiral, who's name escapes me at the moment, said they had to be stopped. The sub was dispatched to Marcus to report the arrival of the Japanese bombers. When word came, Lt. Commander Mulrow ordered the attack. Planes from squadrons VPB-108 and 102 were to attack simultaneously. The squadron commander of 102 didn't wait, as planned, for the planes from 108. They went in alone, except for two of their planes, and surprised the Japanese. All of the planes from that attack came out without losses. Lt. Cdr. Muldrow's plane had not been readied so he commandered Lt. Wallace's plane and crew. This was highly unusual that a pilot would fly another man's plane and crew. Lt. Wallace's words at this moment were, "Well, I'm going along for the ride Sir". We know this because we talked to one of the survivors yesterday. He's the one that was the only other person capable of paddling the raft but didn't know anything that was happening until after a couple hours in the water. His name is Mr. Henders. He gave us the names of all the survivors and he is sending a photo of himself and another survivor on the deck of the sub with Lt. Wallace still in the raft. He said the reason Wallace really went along is he knew Wallace wouldn't ask his crew to go anywhere that he himself wasn't willing to go. By the time 108 and the other 2 planes from 102 reached Marcus, the Japanese were ready for them. One plane, a "Liberator", from 102 was shot down and exploded on impact with all crewman killed. Wallace and Muldrow were hit multiple times. One shell killed the copilot instantly, delt what looked like a fatal wound to Muldrow and blew another crewman completely out of the aircraft via the bombay doors. When their plane hit the water, the 5 survivors and a liferaft were thrown from the plane. A small fuel tank that was used to refill an auxillary motor in the plane had somehow become entangled in Wallace's belt. That is what kept him afloat until he regained himself. He spotted the raft, climbed in and proceeded to paddle to the other 4 flyers and hauled them in with him. It is widely accepted that this raid on Marcus saved ships and many sailors lives (Jun 13, 2006, 05:31 PM).

I'm going to have to resurrect this thread again to add a couple more pics. Yesterday I received these two pics from the son of Harry Henders. Mr. Henders was one of the survivors of the crash but, sadly, has passed away at age 88 just a couple years back. We had talked to Harry in the past and, when we tried contacting him again, we heard the sad news. I scanned these photos and they didn't come out too sharp but you'll get the idea. "Henders" is on the deck of the sub and doesn't have much on for clothing. Most of it was ripped off during the crash and his son said that when Harry would show this pic to people, he would ask them if they wanted to see a naked picture of himself. Lt. Wallace is in the back of the life raft and, as stated by Mr. Henders, Wallace would not leave the raft until all of his men were safe on the boat. I have also been in touch with the granddaughter of Mr. Brumley who did not survive the attack and subsequent crash. The family did not have any military photos of him and she was able to get a crew pic of him from this great site. I keep thinking I'm making the final post to this thread but stuff keeps popping up. If this is indeed my final post to this, I find it more than fitting that it involves pics of the rescue 7-1/4 hours after the crash. There were 13 men in all. The 8 that perished are: Lt. Cdr. John Ellison Muldrow, Lt. (jg) John C. O'Connell, and six aircrewman: John J Denton AMM1c, James Arthur Brumley ARM2c, Daniel H. Webster AFC3c, Bill D. Martin AOM3c, Henry J. Struck S1c (AOM) and William P. Heaford S1c (AOM). The 5 that survived and were rescued are Lt. Maurice Radford Wallace, Ens Jerome Palma, Harrison "Harry" J Henders AMM3c, Robert L Livesay AMM3c and Elthus J Lassiter Jr ARM2c. I will still research first names and ranks and update this as appropriate. (I was able to get all names and ranks updated 4/29/2010) The main reason for doing this is a number of people have contacted me as a result of their internet searches and the more thorough the names are, the easier for them to find them. One of these pics was taken by one of the bombers supplying aircover for the men until the sub could pick them up. In that pic the raft is off the starboard bow of the sub (in the front but off to the right landlubber ) The other pic was taken from the conning tower of the sub by one of her crew. I can't believe we ended up with pics of the actual rescue to add to this thread. If I can get them scanned better on another machine I'll replace these pics. (Apr 21, 2010, 01:22 PM)

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Thanks to all who have commented on this posting. It has been a long time coming but this stuff has found a resting spot and is now viewed and commented on daily by the general public. It has it's own display case at the Northern California Veterans Museum in Redding, CA. I'm so proud to have been given the privilege to caretake all of Mr. Wallace's property from his birth certificate to his death certificate. One of the first wounded at Pearl Harbor to being shot down over Marcus Island. I agree with what some have said about his story making a great movie or book. Anyway, I'm posting a pic of his items in their display case at the museum. The curator there said that Maurice, his crew and his story have become a favorite at the museum and they are very surprised that all of the items have been kept in such great shape and kept together and not sold off like so many WWll items have been. I didn't say "final" resting place because the museum there is temporary until the big museum is built. His items will then be transferred to the new building. There are still a few items not yet displayed but will be eventually (Jul 12, 2011, 12:28 PM)

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: PB4Y ThumbnailCameraVP-108 History "...Org Nose Art Photo PB4Y-2 "Accentuate the Positive"..." WebSite: EBay http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmdbates [28JUN2007]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: PB4Y ThumbnailCameraVP-108 PB4Y BUNO: Unknown "...Buccaneer Bunny, PB4Y-2 of VPB-108..." Contributed by Alan C. Carey acarey@austin.rr.com [14DEC2001]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...FAW's Flying PB4Y-1 (Liberator) and PB4Y-2 (Privateer) Aircraft: - FAW-18: VPB-103 (Tinian), VPB-108 (Tinian, Iwo Jima), VPB-117 (Tinian, Okinawa), VPB-118 (Tinian, Iwo Jima), VB/VPB-102 (Iwo Jima) and VB/VPB-116 (Tinian, Iwo Jima)..." WebSite: Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum http://www.pwam.org/ [10APR2004]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...FAW's Flying PB4Y-1 (Liberator) and PB4Y-2 (Privateer) Aircraft: - FAW-1: VD-1 (Guadalcanal, Guam, Okinawa), VD-3 (Canton), VD-4 (Marshalls, Gilberts), VD-5 (Guam), VPB-108 (Iwo Jima), VPB-109 (Tinian, Okinawa), VPB-111 (Marshalls, Gilberts), VPB-117 (Tinian), VPB-118 (Tinian, Okinawa), VPB-123 (Marianas, Guadalcanal), VPB-101 (Guadalcanal), VPB-102 (Tinian), VB/VPB-104 (Guadalcanal), VB/VPB-115 (Munda) and VB/VPB-116 (Peleliu)..." WebSite: Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum http://www.pwam.org/ [10APR2004]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Contributed by John Lucas john.lucas@netzero.net [31OCT2002]
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