Ralph Pulcipher Crew, "BLACK GHOST"
Standing, left-to-right: 2Lt Merle Johnson, co-pilot; 1Lt Ralph Pulcipher, pilot; 1Lt William Eudey, navigator; 1Lt Paul Givens, bombardier.
Kneeling, left-to-right: SSgt Thomas Furrey, armorer/gunner; SSgt Willard McLain, asst. radio operator; SSgt Albert Gase, tail gunner; TSgt Judson Dacus, engineer; SSgt Joe Hawkins, asst. engineer; TSgt Asbury Perkins, radio operator.
Identifications per hand-written post-it notes taped to back of original photo.
This crew photo shows the Pulcipher Crew composition when it entered combat in June 1943. Some of the crewmembers originally assigned with Pulcipher - notably "Ev" Frink - had been reassigned by the time this photo was made.
Photo provided by Marc Poole, 2014.