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.

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PPC Lt. Vincent F. Wesselman

The Wesselman relief crew of VPB-118 consisted of:

Lt. Vincent F. Wesselman (PPC), Ens. Joseph B. Jessell (co-pilot), Ens. Amos L. Pettry (co-pilot), Frank E. Bonomo AMM3c (mechanic/gunner), Murphy A. Hebert, Jr. AOM1c (Ordnanceman/gunner), Jimmie L. O'Hara AOM1c (mechanic/gunner)

The Wesselman crew arrived around 8/4/1945 as a relief crew. The crew list is incomplete; the names of the other approximately six crewmembers are unknown. If you have more information, please contact the site.