|Memorial plaque on propeller blade and .50 caliber Browning machine gun recovered from the crash site of B-24D 41-40981 displayed at Brian Hall's office in Buderim, Queensland.
The plaque reads: "This propeller and .5" Browning machine gun was recovered from th wreck of a U. S. Liberator B24 bomber serial No. 42-40981 by crew members of Hall Contracting Ptv. Ltd. whilst carrying out a dredging contract for the Australian Government in Torres Strait in 1991.
The crew ditched low on fuel returning from a bombing raid on Wewak P.N.G. on the 17th August 1943.
43rd Bomb Group, 64 Squadron
John T. Parran – Pilot
A. Miller – Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Neul A.
Lewallen – Navigator
2nd Lt. Robert Morris – Bombardier
H. Creamer – Engineer
W. Mayer – Radio
A. Miles – Gunner
E. Robinson – Gunner
T. Mooney – Gunner
H. Shapiro – Gunner
This stands as a memorial to the American airmen who served in the defense of Australia during World War II."
Credit: Mark Connolly Date: 2011
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