John H. Payne crew

John H. Payne crew ferried HALPRO B-24 Black Mariah II overseas. There is no known photo of the passengers and crew.  Their names were:

Pilot                             Capt. John H. Payne

Co-Pilot                       2/Lt. Cecil E. Patterson, Jr.

Nav/Bomb.                   2/Lt. Olen C. Bryant

Engineer                      T/Sgt. Gus D. Portl

Radio Op.                     Sgt. Robert Kessler

Armorer                       S/Sgt. James H. Leaman

Gunner                        Cpl. John J. Beatty, Jr.

Passengers                  Capt. George S. Richardson

                                   T/Sgt. George D. McNelly