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

Cromwell Crew - During training in Rapid City, South Dakota 1944 - 838th Squadron
Left to Right: 2nd Lt Milton Fuerst (copilot), 1st Lt Richard D. Cromwell (pilot), S/Sgt Lee J. Baldwin (tail gunner), S/Sgt Charles V. Weden Jr (engineer), S/Sgt Emmet D. McCaffey (ball turret gunner), 1st Lt Frank V. Kelso (navigator), T/Sgt George H. Hattersley (radio operator)
Not in picture: 2nd Lt Chester Lasota (bombardier), S/Sgt Robert L. Nass (gunner)
The crew was assigned to the 838th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb Group, at Lavenham, England on July 21, 1944. They were shot down by German fighters in B-17G 43-37979 over Belgium on December 24, 1944. All crew members survived.
(Photo provided by Richard Cromwell)

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