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Norris crew poses with B-24J "Lil Jo Toddy" 42-110137
The left side of the nose has the nickname "Lil Jo Toddy" in a bubble font outlined in a dark color with the nose art of a female with black hair wearing a nightgown seated with her right leg extended wearing high heels and arms around her left left. Below the female was the phrase "All Ass & No Body". Also on the left side of the nose was a scoreboard with three rows of bomb markings indicating missions flown (row 1: ten bombs, row 2: twenty bomb marks, row 3: twenty bomb marks). Also four Japanese rising sun flags indicating enemy aircraft claimed by gunners.
(Standing left to right) 1st Lt. Wyatt A. Norris, 2nd Lt. Grant N. Hansen, 2nd Lt. Marvin Finkelstein and 2nd Lt. Frederick Zimmerli. (Kneeling left to right) Albert T. Chapman, Sgt Melton D. Patrick, Sgt Paul Makauchan, Sgt Edwin I. Mills and Sgt Charles D. Crum, Sgt Thomas J. Honsowitz. The entire crew with the execption of Finkelstein went down aboard B-24J Liberator 44-40962 on November 16, 1944. Six went Missing In Action (MIA) Norris, Hansen, Zimmerli, Chapman, Patrick and Crum. Rescued the next day were Makauchan, Mills, Honsowitz and Page (not pictured).
Credit: USAAF, 5th BG, 23rd BS via Glen Schneider Date: 1944
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