This paper is concerned with a generalization of some recent theorems of Hausner (1) and Johnson (4; 5). Their result can be summarized as follows: Let G be a locally compact abelian group, A a commutative Banach algebra, B1 = Bl(G,A) the (commutative Banach) algebra of A-valued, Bochner integrable junctions on G, 3m1
the maximal ideal space of A, m2
the maximal ideal space of L1(G) [the [commutative Banach] algebra of complex-valued, Haar integrable functions on G, m3
the maximal ideal space of B1. Then m3
and the Cartesian product m1 X m2
are homeomorphic when the spaces mi, i = 1, 2, 3, are given their weak* topologies. Furthermore, the association between m3
is such as to permit a description of any epimorphism E3: B1
→ B1/m3 in terms of related epimorphisms E1: A → A/M1 and E2:L1(G) → Ll(G)/M2, where M1 is in mi i = 1, 2, 3.