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.

The Piercey crew.

PPC Lt. (jg) Donald J. Peircey

The Peircey relief crew of VPB-118 consisted of:

(Back row L-R) George E. Bailey ARM3c (2nd radio/forward top turret), Ens. Wade R. Squire (co-pilot), Lt. (jg) Donald J. Peircey (PPC), Ens. Charles R. Davenport (co-pilot), Edward W. Bars AMM2c (2nd mechanic), Harold Gibbs, Jr. ARM1c (1st radio)

(Front row L-R) Joseph L. Kreiger, Jr. AMM3c (3rd mechanic/starboard waist turret), Edward W. Klepaski ARM3c (3rd radio/port waist turret), Francis J. Sarmecki AMM1c (plane captain), Richard L. St. Germain AOM3c (2nd ordnanceman/bow turret), Donald L. Carlisle S1c (aft top turret), George B. Burkhartsmith AOM1c (1st ordnanceman)

The Peircey crew arrived around 8/26/1945 as a relief crew.