NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

MALICIOUS

B

-

24

D

-

-

-

CO

41-11603

~

1P

~

~

C/22

00-2

RALPH S. ROYCE

Port (Left) Side - HALPRO #22 [C] - Transferred to 9 376 513 (Z/46)
Lost 31 Jan 43, ITA - MACR 3304 - Pilot John M. Toomey (515th BS)

Info Contributor - Al Blue
I believe the person in the photo is SSGT Harold R. Vasquez, Armorer/Gunner of the Sanders Crew. Richard Sanders was the Pilot, destined to become the youngest general since George Armstrong Custer. Visible in the photo is the ring-and-bead gun sight mounted in front of the pilot for firing the fixed machine guns mounted in the lower nose of all the original HALPRO B-24s. Another unique feature of the HALPRO ships, the blue undersurfaces rather than standard AAF gray, is realistically represented in this photo. Capt. Ralph S. Royce was the Assistant Engineering Officer of HALPRO.

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