MEET SHIP-SINKING LIBERATOR CREW
Meet the 10 members of the 14th Air Force B-24 crew who recently sank a 550-foot Jap cruiser, 100 miles east of
Hong Kong. The bombardier, Lt. John D. Shytle, Jr., has 51,000 tons of Nip shipping to his credit on six missions.
Front row, left to right: Lts. Lee O. Cunningham, navigator; William R. McCaffery, Jr., co-pilot; Shytle; and Jay E.
LeVan, pilot. Second row: Sgts. Bruce L. Ludwig, nose gunner, and Lawrence F. Bowar, gunner; and T/Sgts. Charles W.
Hemsley, engineer, and Harry A. Niess, radioman. Third row: T/Sgt. Edward N.
Odom, radioman; Sgt. Norman A. Lareau,
tail gunner. S/Sgt. Thomas J. Murphy, radioman, was not present when the picture was taken.