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: 2nd Lt Cecil J. Smith (bombardier), 1st Lt Howard F. Seaborn (navigator), 2nd Lt Norman C. Van Kirk (copilot), 2nd Lt Floyd Schwab (pilot)
Front row left to right: S/Sgt Billy D. Gross (flight engineer), S/Sgt Melvin Siegel (tail gunner), T/Sgt August M. Olsen (radio operator), S/Sgt Clarence E. Walker (waist gunner), S/Sgt Robert K. Marxmiller (ball turret gunner)
It appears this crew was formed later, taking from the Reeder Crew, Schwab, Smith, Gross, and Siegel
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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