Thanks to Bernard E. Wilson, gunner, and David Wilson, his son.
“Big Joe” was one of the few planes painted black on the bottom.
Crew #2405 pictured in front of “Big Joe”.
Crew #2404B pictured in front of “Big Joe”:
The Air Crew
The regular crew of “Big Joe” was Crew #2405. When Crew #2404B first arrived on Tinian, they were assigned to fly on “Big Joe” for 5 missions under 1/Lt Claude A. Johnstone (Aircraft Commander) for their first five missions. In the picture above, 1/Lt Claude A. Johnstone (Aircraft Commander) is in the middle of the front row.
Last updated 03/21/2010