Crew 99, 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.

Lorenzo Crew in front of BuNo 59619 (Thanks to Quinton Germaine for providing this photo from his late father’s memorabilia.)

PPC Lt. Michael Lorenzo

The Lorenzo relief crew of VPB-118 consisted of:

(Back L-R) James L. Henderson AOM3c, George Irwin S1c, George R. Price ARM3c (radio), Edward R. Germaine AMM1c (plane captain), Edwin C. “Red” Nyquist AMM3c (2nd mechanic), Ernest R. “Dick” Moncrief, AOM3c, James J. Nyhan ARM1c (1st radio)

(Front L-R) Gilbert L. Rose ARM3c (radio), Ens. Edward F. Kordinak (co-pilot), Lt. Michael Lorenzo (PPC), Ens. Clarence F. Lundwall (co-pilot), Frank D. Guthrie ARM3c (radio)

The Lorenzo crew arrived around 8/10/1945 as a relief crew.