NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

MADAME PELE

B

-

24

J

-

120

-

CO 42-109951 7 11 98 ~ 951 00-4 DELL HAMMILL

Named after Pele (pronounced "Pay Lay"), Goddess of Fire / Hawaiian Goddess of the Volcano

Contributor - Mike Hammill

Shown with my Father, SSgt Dell Hammill (Crew Chief - 2nd from right).

Aloha. I am doing a book on Hawai'i Homefront -- Life in the Islands During WWII

I came up with a photo of Japanese high school kids who raised $350,000 to donate a B-24 to the military. That would be a lot today for kids, but figure they were baby-sitting and mowing lawns at a quarter an hour, and it's enormous. The info on the back of the photo indicated they had named the plane MADAME PELE As a long shot, I Googled B-24 MADAME PELE, and got your website with the nose art!

Send e-mail or pics to B-24 Best Web Master along with your questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 1997
B-24 Best Web. Published on Veterans Day 11/11/97. Last modified: January 26, 2012