According to the "Pacific Wrecks" web site, Maxwell House II was B-24D, Tail # 42-63770. The Maxwell House III, Tail # 42-73245, piloted by 1stLt Meredith, was a B-24J-25-CO. 2dLt Rich was well remembered. The Press Herald, Portland, Maine, 13 September 1947, printed this memoriam:
2nd.Lt. JOSEPH C. RICH
Who passed away in Burma
Sept. 13, 1944
If all the world was ours to give,
We’d give it, yes, and more
To see the face of our loved one
Come smiling through the door
Wife and sisters. Mother. Dad.
Pictures of the nose of Maxwell House II can be seen at www.pacificwrecks.com.