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 Ward crew.

PPC Lt. Cmdr. Edward M. Ward

The Ward relief crew of VPB-118 consisted of:

(Back row L-R) Hubert Staloch ARM3c (radio), George E. Banner AMM2c (plane captain), Ens. Eugenose Urban (co-pilot), Lt. Cmdr. Edward M. Ward (PPC), Ens. William L. Waddell (co-pilot)

(Front row L-R) Norman R. Liberty ARM3c (radio)
Also in crew, not matched with photo: Eugene A. Caron AMM2c (2nd mechanic), Reuben H. Buffkin AMM3c (3rd mechanic), Edward Warren ARM2c (1st radio), William A. King ARM3c (2nd radio), Kenneth E. Cooper AOM3c, Richard P. Polich AOM3c

The Ward crew arrived around 8/16/1945 as a relief crew.