Thanks to Joe Whitney, radarman, navigator, bombardier.
The Air Crew
Here is the crew outside of the new aircraft that they ferried from Topeka, Kansas to Tinian. According to Joe Whitney:
Standing – Left to Right: 1/Lt James J. Crawford (Bombardier), Cpt Kingman E. Rodgers (Airplane Commander), 2/Lt Robert M. “Bob” Crane (Pilot), 2/Lt Joseph H. “Joe” Whitney (Radar Operator), 2/Lt Thomas J. King (Navigator).
Thomas J. King. Rockland County, NY., died May 20, 1994. King was a second lieutenant and navigator with the 24th Squadron’s Shasta crew commanded by Lt. Kingman E. Rodgers. King received the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters. Thomas and Joan King had five children. [6th Bomb Group Association Newsletter (July 2002), p. 11]
Last updated 10/30/2008