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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.

'Joe Kozak' [Bottom right] could be Joseph S Kozakiewicz of the 446BG. 'Mel Miller' [2nd from Bottom Left] could be Merlin H Miller of the 446BG



  • 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

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 446BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. 5 x additional op's to supply Pattons army. Award: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Kuhlmeier

    Military | Sergeant | Nose gunner
    Assigned to 446BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • William Lauten

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 8-Jun-44 in B-24 42-109830 'Daisy Mae Skraggs. ' Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5482 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Raymond Morris


  • Donald Regal

    Military | Sergeant
    Assigned to 446BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Howard Saffell

    Military | Sergeant
    Assigned to 446BG, 8AF USAAF.


  • 42-95132 'MOJALAJAB'

    B-24 Liberator
    Named by the ferry crew 'MOJALAJAB' upon delivery. Assigned to 858BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF as a replacement aircraft. Failed to Return (FTR) Tours, France mission. Battle damaged, limped back to allied beachhead, crew baled out no losses 1 x WIA, 9 x RTD,...


  • 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
14 November 2018 20:31:54 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and unit associations

Associated non commissioned ranks.

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.