RICH continued.

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:

                                                     IN 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