Thanks to 1/Lt Robert H. Crowther (Radarman) and to John and Joan Potenza, children of John A. Potenza, (CFC) for information about this crew.
The Air Crew
Crew #FP-112-AE 43 included the following individuals:
In May, the crew ferried an airplane to Tinian. Like many crews, they thought that they would get to keep the airplane and had named it “Feather Merchant”. However, when they arrived, the aircraft was reassigned to a veteran crew and may have been renamed “Trigger Mortis II“.
The crew was then split up. 2/Lt John L. “Jack” Burwell became aircraft commander of Patricia Lynn. 2/Lt Robert H. Crowther (Radarman) was assigned to Crew #3914. The following members were assigned to Crew #3913:
The assignment of T/Sgt Paul W. Sullivan (Engineer) is not known.
Standing – Left to Right: 2/Lt Howard A. Sibley (Bombardier), 2/Lt Robert H. “Bob” Crowther (Radarman), 2/Lt John L. “Jack” Burwell (A/C), 2/Lt Conrad J. Keebler, Jr. (Navigator), F/O James C. “Jim” Boone (Pilot).
This crew generally flew “Trigger Mortis II“.
Last updated 11/12/2018