I remember none of Crew 5; that's the crew I started with
in Herington, Kansas. We were forced down in Oildale,
CA. due to a runaway engine. After replacing it, we proceeded
on to Mather Field feathering the same engine on the way.
From Mather we flew on to John Rodgers Field on Hawaii
and again we feathered the same engine. From Rodgers,
we flew to the Marshall Island of Kwajalein. It was on
to Saipan. Ten days later after losing our plane to the
73rd Bomb Wing, we were flying to Guam.
on Guam, I was assigned to P-11's "Censored Lady." Later,
"Lady" was removed. "Censored" as the only name allowed.
The plane had completed five missions by the time I arrived.
Lt Brooks replaced the first crew to the best of my recollection.
I don't remember the other members. I flew two missions
and as grounded because of my MOS. I had started as a
Flight Engineer, later Crew Chief. After the war, I as
transferred to the 19th Bomb Group as Line Chief. The
P-11 plane flew 35 missions, and was flown to the states
by a different crew. A picture of our plane "Censored"
is at Seattle, Washington with a short history.