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

Schwab Crew - crew of Box Car #42-52624, 839th Squadron
Back row left to right: Cecil J. Smith (bombardier), Howard F. Seaborn (navigator), Norman C. Van Kirk (copilot), Floyd Schwab (pilot)
Front row left to right: Billy D. Gross (flight engineer), Melvin Siegel (tail gunner), August M. Olsen (radio operator), Clarence E. Walker (waist gunner), Robert K. Marxmiller (ball turret gunner)
All except Seaborn were aboard 7-June-44 when "Box Car" was shot down by flak over France. Schwab, Gross, and Siegel were the only survivors.
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(photo provided by Don Olsen, nephew of August Olsen)


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