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Corporal Hazel Bliss of the Women's Army Corps with a bomber crew of the 392nd Bomb Group and a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-50505) nicknamed "Pallas Athene- The GI Jane". Image stamped on reverse: 'Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 12 Feb 1944.' [stamp] and '304565.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '"GI JANE" LIBERATOR NAMBED BY WAC. Photo shows: 'Standing with some of the crew of the Liberator "GI JANE", Cpl Hazel Bliss, WAC, of Portland, Oregon, gives the "OK" sign after naming the bomber. The full crew of "GI JANE" are- 2nd Lt Neely Young, of Marshall St, Lexington, Va, pilot. 2nd Lt John J Goodwin, of Glove, Arizona, co-pilot. 2nd Lt Ray J Dunphy, 533 North St, NW Warren, Ohio, Navigator. 2nd lt Robert B Cunningham, 76 Surrey-lane, riveredge, NJ, bombardier. S/Sgt William F Triplett, 1311 Willow St , Martinez, California, engineer. S/Sgt Pedrom J Garcia, 112 Luna St, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Radio operator. Sgt Jefferson D Ross, of Weiser, Idaho, Ball-turret gunner . Sgt John J Hickey, 6114 7th Ave, Brooklyn NY, tail gunner. S/Sgt Ray S Teater, of RFD4, Box 16, Ellengrove, W VA, LW Gunner. and S/Sgt Clyde C Porter of Rt 7, Box 539, Tacoma, Washington, RW Gunner. Chaplain to the bomber group to which "GI JANE" belongs is Captain Paul A McDonough, of Manchester, New Hampshire. Gai February 12th 1944. PN.'



  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • Women's Army Corps


  • Hilda Berry Sanford

    Military | Major | Women's Army Corps
    Hilda Berry served in the Women's Army Corps in England, assigned to the 2nd Air Division Headquarters. ...

  • Hazel Bliss

    Military | Corporal | Switchboard Operator
    Hazel Bliss served as a switchboard operator for 2nd Air Division HQ.



Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:01 AAM AAM ingest

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