42-97469 “Busy Baby”
Fuselage Codes FO-L/I
First assigned to the 457th BG 26 January 1944.
Then to the 379th BG on 18 March 1944.
Declared War Weary 01 November 1944.
Sold as scrap at Kingman, Az. 03 December 1945
M/Sgt Tom Rowland Ground Crew Chief
Pictured above is the Cornell Crew
and the Busy Baby’s Ground Crew
James M Mellberg 2nd Lt Bom
Raymond F Carre 2nd Lt CP
Mario L Cornell 1st Lt Pilot
Virgil J Gerth 1st L t Nav
Martin B Cave T/Sgt RO
David G Willey T/Sgt TTG
Charles J Baldwin S/Sgt BTG
James W Bittenback S/Sgt RWG
John (NMI) Corey S/Sgt LWG
Joseph W Carl S/Sgt TG
Thanks to the family of T/Sgt David Willey for
the identification of the crew in this photo. T/sgt
David Willey is kneeling & located in the center