"SECRUT WEAPIN" This was Sharon's fathers plane on which he was the Bombardier. He flew 11 missions in this plane. He flew a total of 39 missions out of Guam during 1944 and 1945. (The plane shows 40 missions, as other crews used the plane.) Some of the other planes (last three digits of the serial number, number of missions) the crew flew were Stripped for Action (#501, 6), Miss Traveler (#530, 3), Wonderous Wonda (#562, 1), Super Baby (#873, 6), Bodacious Idit (#948, 2) and Tricky Micky (#960, 1). The un-named planes were: serial numbers: 468 (3), 469 (2), 474 (1), 518 (1), 681 (1), and 848 (1). The nose art for the named planes can be found on: www.b24bestweb.com - krause
This gallery is a tribute to Sharon's Dad, Lt. Bailey "Bill" Goodell, who was a bombardier on a B-24 (11 of 39 missions on "SECRUT WEAPIN") in the Pacific with the 7th AF, 11th Bomb Group, 98th Bomb Squadron. His pilot was AJ Bell of Tomahawk, WI. Also see the B-24 "Witchcraft " ride album below when Sharon wore her Dad's jacket. I did get a new A-2 jacket (see last photo) and had the back painted as the original. Did this so she could wear it more often than her Dad's without the fear of it "walking off". Vintage A-2 jackets have risen steadily in value. They have sold on eBay for $1,000's. One vendor at the Reading airshow estimated the value of her Dad's jacket at over $4,000! Needless to say, it's a family heirloom and not for sale.