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 MAURICE K. BASON

700th Squadron Emblem

Contributor - Wally Forman

Richard F. Gelvin (Navigator) has a 4 page narrative in the 2ADA Journal of how the nose art happened, and how she came to be adopted as the 700th Bomb Squadron Emblem as depicted (without her name).

Info Contributor - Edward Zobac

My Father, Robert W. Zobac (Waist Gunner), flew this plane back to the states in May, 1945, with his crew and some extra ground crew passengers. The crew trained together at Mt. Home, ID in late 1944.  They took the ocean liner "Il de France" over to England in early Jan, 1945.  Their first mission was in the middle of Feb.

Shown in Photo (L-R)
Stephan Korpan - Bombardier
Jack J. Schmidt - Navigator
William D. "Doug" Wilkinson - Pilot
Guenther E. "Lucky" Luckenbach - Co-Pilot


Crew Not in Photo
Robert Baker - Radio Operator
Earl Bruck - Engineer
Ray Janulis - Nose/Waist gunner
Robert Zobac - Waist Gunner
Don Griffith - Tail Gunner
Jimmy Mills - Gunner

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