NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

BLACK MARIA II

B

-

24

D

-

-

-

CO

41-11593

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1P

~

~

O/18

00-1

N/A

Port (Left) Side - HALPRO #18 [O] - Transferred to 9 376 513 (E/50)

Contributor - Gareth S. Bahlmann
Pilot was John H. Payne in which an airfield in Cairo was named.

Info Contributor - Al Blue
I believe the person in the photo may be Crew Chief Luke Britton.
The original "Black Maria" was an automobile owned by the Pilot, John H. Payne, who was KIA flying this ship when he was shot down over Naples Harbor 11 Jan 43.

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