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

Shields Crew - 837th Squadron - Crew of Blonde Bomber
Back row Left to Right: Lt. Jim Peyton (bombardier), Lt. Bob Meier (co-pilot), Lt. J Craig Shields (pilot), Lt. Dennis Carey (navigator). T/Sgt. Max Alcar (flight engineer), S/Sgt. Clifford Pflieger (tail gunner)
Kneeling left to right: Sgt. Billy Snider (waist gunner), S/Sgt. Johnny Marthaler (waist gunner), S/Sgt. Virgil Drake (ball turret gunner) T/Sgt. Jim Brooks (radio operator & gunner)
(photo, taken in 1944, provided by Jim Brooks)


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