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

Finch Crew - 837th Squadron
Back row left to right: 2nd Lt Alan E. Finch (pilot), 1st Lt Howard W. Murray (copilot), 1st Lt Victor T. Herman (navigator), 1st Lt Joseph L. Zumpano (bombardier)
Front row left to right: unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, S/Sgt David A. Coughlin (waist gunner)
Enlisted Men (in photo, but not identified) : John R. Wack (flight engineer), T/Sgt Raymond L. Hurst (radio operator), S/Sgt Elbert D. Hoke (gunner), S/Sgt David Francis (gunner), Thomas D. Stroup (gunner)
This crew was assigned to the 487th and flew their first missions with the group. They were later transferred to the 34th Bomb Group
Zumpano and Francis were KIA. The rest of the crew completed a 35 mission tour
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(Photo from the American Air Museum in Britain)
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