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The Raymond J. Morris Crew, 446th BG. They ferried over a B-24 liberator and named (and painted) it MOJALAJAB by combining letters from the names of the four officers of the crew: MoJaLaJab = Morris, Jackson, Lauten, Jaborski

Ed Avena is in the front row, fourth from left.



  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...


  • Edward Avena

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    17 missions May 1944 through September 1944; he was most proud of being part of lead group flying mission over Normandy beachhead on D-Day. ...

  • Andrew Jaborsky


  • Wayne Jackson


  • William Lauten

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 8 June 1944 in B-24 #42109830 'Daisy Mae Skraggs. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Raymond Morris



  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...


Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 14:46:25 Mojalajab Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

From the personal collection of Ed Avena.