Thanks to Frank Barrella, son of S/Sgt Frank L. Barrella, mechanic on the “Irish Lullaby” and to Ron Fundell, son-in-law of M/Sgt Frank N. “Nick” Mount (Engineer, “Miss America ’62” 24th Squadron).
“Miss America ’62” may be the only surviving 6BG aircraft.
At the time this picture was taken, the plane had 13 missions and had shot down two enemy aircraft. The aircraft was named in honor of the daughter of Cpt Bruce Alger. She was born in 1944 and the crew decided that, by 1962, she would be Miss America.
The following history of her post-war service if from the Pacific Wrecks website:
The Air Crew
This aircraft was first assigned to Crew #2409, including:
The aircraft was next assigned to Crew #2423, including:
The A/C for the last mission was Lt. Jack A. Henshaw.
The Ground Crew
The Crew Chief for this aircraft was M/Sgt Wilbur R. Patterson, Jr.
Last updated 09/06/2014