487th Bomb Group (H)
Station 137 - Lavenham, Suffolk, UK
22-Sep-43 to 7-Nov-45

Chaffee Crew - 839th Squadron
Standing, L to R: 2nd Lt John F. Chaffee (pilot), 2nd Lt Everett C. Burns (copilot), 2nd Lt Lloyd N. Kirkpatrick (navigator), H.L. Tibbs, Joseph L. Barnett (waist gunner)
Kneeling, L to R: John P. Chocas (armorer-gunner/togglier), Unknown (radio operator), Manuel A. Fonseca (flight engineer), Kenneth E. Brouhard (ball turret gunner), Fred W. Christensen (tail gunner)
Note: The radio operator in the photo was removed from the crew at Gulfport, MS due to a perforated ear drum and replaced by Walter N. Baker prior to departure from Gulfport AAF in December 1944 (information thanks to Walter N. Baker)
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(photo supplied by Bob Kirkpartick, son of Lloyd Kirkpatrick)

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