Re:Photo of TAR HELL BABY ,707th B-24
My father was a crew member on TarHeel Baby beginning in May 1944. The pilot was He McQuade, the co-pilot was Gulbranson (don't know 1st name), William Lovell was the ball gunner, Ira Menoher was the radio operator, Harvey Garbish was the bombader, Henderson (don't know 1st name) was the nose gunner, Ralph David was the Tail gunner, Millard Carpenter was a waist gunner, Wilbert Arndt was a waist gunner, my father Eugene McGill was the engineer and top turret gunner. This crew was not the first assigned to the plane. They flew on D-Day and several weeks later my father was injured and hospitalized. He did not finish his missions with the rest of the crew. He returned after the rest of the crew had completed their missions and had to complete 31 missions as a sub with other crews. The number of missions required increased while he was in the hosptial. He also, flew on 'Worry Bird'. He retired from the Air Force in 1965 and lives in Orangevale California. He has many exciting stories to tell about flying in bomb missions. Ex. Coming back from a mission with only 1 operating engine, flying a treetop level, flying over the English channel on fumes and then arriving back at Bungay several hours after all of the other crews had assumed that TarHeel Baby was not going to return.