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

1st Lt George R. Balthazor - Copilot & pilot - 839th Squadron
Copilot with Shacklett crew on B-24 ‘Chief Wapello’, and later 1st Pilot on B-17 ‘Flutterbye’ for many missions
This photo was taken at Merville, France, on 15-Feb-1945, after Lt Balthazor completed his combat tour. At that time, he was assigned to the 5th Strategic Air Depot, 8th Air Force Service Command, as a B-17 Assistant Flight Test Officer and Operations Officer
(Photo provided by Nephew, Steve Balthazor)

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