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

Herbert Lawrence crew - 837th Squadron - 13-June-1944
Back row L to R: S/Sgt Ralph "Tex" Miller (right waist gunner), 1st Lt Ivar R "Tony" Antonius (copilot), 2nd Lt Joseph Estrin (navigator), 1st Lt Herbert Lawrence (pilot), Luke Gallagher (bombardier), T/Sgt Lyle W Page (engineer/top turret gunner)
Bottom L to R: T/Sgt Abraham "Ox" Oxenhandler (radio operator), S/Sgt James O Muchmore (tail gunner), Cpl Robert E Herr (ball turret gunner), S/Sgt Robert W "Gooch" Groh (left waist gunner)
Bob Herr only flew about 6 missions with the crew because the B-17 crews were reduced from 10 to 9 men. He was transferred to the 9th air force and finished out the war as a belly gunner on an A-20 light bomber
(Photo provided by Rachel Handler Payne)

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