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B-24 "earthquake magoon" above . Ralph just above plane at lower left. After this plane went down, the crew transferred to a new b24 plane-the "carioca bev" named after Ralph's future wife beverlee. Ralph painted beverlee's image on this second b24 alongside an image of the cartoon joe carioca and named the plane the "carioca bev"



  • David Bercaw

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Ralph Fine

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot and Pilot
    Born Mpls, MN USA 1920. Ralph initially served as a flight mechanic at Patterson Field, applied for pilot training and received his wings at Ellington Field, TX. Ralph served as copilot and pilot in the 466th Bomb Group, 787th SQDN. Second Division,...

  • Morris Royster

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Flew on 'Earthquake McGoon'


Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 02:50:50 cariocabev Created entry with collection and caption

466th USAF 8th air force. Ralph I Fine copilot