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PHOTO CREDITS

BIG EMMA

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CO 41-23751 5 90 320 ~ ~ 00-5

HAROLD ARONES

Port (Left) Side - Crashed near Gaile village, near Port Moresby 8 Aug 43 - Pilot John T. "Jack" Moller - Also Featured on TSgt John E Pryor, Jr

Contributor - Kelly Ryun
The Iverson crew, along with my Father, Harry E. Ryun (Nose Gunner - kneeling far right), was the first crew assigned to BIG EMMA. They left from Hamilton Field to Hickam Field, Oahu, Hawaii then on to Kipapa Gulch, Hawaii. The crew then went to Christmas Island, Samoa, Nandi, Fiji, New Caledonia, then on to Amberley Field in Australia where they stayed ten days. They left for Mareeba, then on to Iron Range. Jack Cantrell (Tail Gunner) painted the nose art on the plane while they were at Amberley Field, Australia. Photo taken 7 Apr 43 -New Guinea

Standing (L-R)
1Lt Leroy C. Iverson - Pilot
1Lt Arthur J. Middleton - Co-Pilot
2Lt Harold Arones - Navigator
2Lt Charles T Herrmann - Bombardier
SSgt Jack R. Cantrell - Tail Gunner
Kneeling (L-R)
TSgt Leo Humphreys - Top Turret Gunner
SSgt William S. Moczan - Waist Gunner
TSgt Nello F. Palumbo - Eng/Radio Operator
SSgt Evan B. Smith - Waist Gunner
SSgt Harry E. Ryun - Nose Gunner

Info Contributor - Daniel L. Stockton
Pilot John T. "Jack" Moller was a Minor League Pitcher/Outfielder with the Olean Oilers of the Class D PONY League.
Featured in Baseball's Dead of World War IIAlso Ref: http://www.baseballsgreatestsacrifice.com/biographies/moller_jack.html

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