|Sergeant Herman Lester Scearce Jr. Graphic|
Sergeant Scearce was trained as a radio operator and gunner, and he was assigned to fly with the "Grey Geese" B-24 Liberators in the Pacific Theater.
Flying on the plane "Dog Patch Express" - his team participated in the first bombing runs on the Island of Nauru.
A thorough history of the B-24's can be found in "Finish Forty and Home: The Untold WWII Story of B-24's in the Pacific" written by Sergeant Scearce's son. Philip Scearce.
Sergeant Scearce remained in the U.S. Airforce until his retirement in December of 1962. He embarked on a second career as County Magistrate until 2005. He died on March 26, 2015.