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 Webster crew.

PPC Lt. William W. Webster

The Webster relief crew of VPB-118 consisted of:

(Back row L-R) George F. Powell, Jr. ARM2c (radio), Sabze, R.A., Ens. Frederick J. Meigel (co-pilot), Lt. William W. Webster (PPC), Ens. Edmund Gurdak (co-pilot), Archer R. Hollis AMM2c (mechanic), Theodore G. Rials AMM2c (mechanic)

(Front row L-R) Kenneth E. Cooper AOM3c (ordnanceman), Dean R. Gordon ARM3c (radio), Benshoot, V.J., Beckham, J.W., and Pyeat, T.

The Webster crew arrived around 8/23/1945 as a relief crew. Crew photo courtesy Keith Emond, grandson of co-pilot Edmund Gurdak.