Crew 7, U.S. Navy PB4Y-2 "Privateer" Patrol Bomber Squadron VPB-118

Information recounted here was obtained from the VPB-118 book, "The Old Crows, VPB-118, The History of Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron 118." Most of the crew names were compiled by James Pettit. Crew photo courtesy James Pettit of VPB-118.

Crew 7 in front of BuNo 59401, without nose art; U.S. Navy Photo (Courtesy James Pettit)

PPC Lt. Cmdr. Arthur F. Farwell, Squadron Executive Officer

Crew 7 of VPB-118 consisted of:

(Back L-R) Vincent S. Episcopia ARM1c (1st radio), Forrest R. Peterson ARMM1c (plane captain), Lt. (jg) William B. Bowers (co-pilot), Lt. Cmdr. Arthur F. Farwell (PPC/Executive Officer), Lt. (jg) William P. Whitmore (co-pilot), Clifford R. Bell AOM2c (1st ordnanceman/bow turret)

(Front L-R) Paul L. Camerzell ARM2c (3rd radio/aft top turret), John J. Rider AMM3c (4th mechanic/port waist turret), Conrad Burback, Jr. AOM3c (2nd ordnanceman/forward top turret), Jack A. Cusey ARM2c (2nd radio/radar), Victor Siivonen AMM2c (2nd mechanic/tail turret), Howard E. Riggins, Jr. AMM3c (3rd mechanic/starboard waist turret)