Savage AJ-2P BuNo 129185

Savage AJ-2P BuNo 129185

This photo with the "Mean Hairy Hog" nose art was scanned from page 65 of Steve Ginter's book.
The six members of Detachment Queen posed in front of the plane are: Espenozia (ADC), Duke (ENS), H. A. Gray Jr. (LT), B. Street (flight engineer), C. Easton (LTJG), and N. D. Meyer (PHAN).
The picture was taken in 1954, probably in June or later.
Photo attributed to Vince Fleming.

 

Savage AJ-2P BuNo 129185

This closeup of the "Mean Hairy Hog" was also scanned from page 65 of Ginter.
As is the image above, it is attributed to Vince Fleming.

 

Savage AJ-2P BuNo 129185

The flight crew of PB/6 from VJ-61 Detachment Queen 4, NAS Atsugi, Japan, fall 1954.
Left to right: LTJG Perkins, pilot; ENS Bear, photo navigator; Dick Creed PHAN, photographer; and Fredrick Taylor ADC, plane captain.
Note that the "Mean Hairy Hog" seems to be overpainted.
Photo courtesy of Richard Creed, April 2004.