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

Charles C. Richards Crew - 836th Squadron
Photo taken during training in the US. The crew trained on B-24's but on arrival in Lavenham they were assigned to B-17's
Back row (L to R): unknown, 2nd Lt Charles C. Richards (pilot), 2nd Lt Ernest L James (co-pilot), 2nd Lt Keith V. Walton (navigator)
Front row (L to R): Walter J. Stevenson (aerial gunner), John C. Gniadek (armorer gunner), Irwin M. Weinberg (flight engineer), Herbert H. Rubin (radio operator), Paul J. Dancik (ball-turret gunner), S/Sgt Charles "Stu" Bachmann (tail gunner)
Unknkown in back row is perhaps bombardier who did not travel overseas with the crew, name Pete M?
(Photo supplied by Stu Bachmann's daughter, Sara Bachmann Wilke)

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