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

Stemple Crew - 838th Squadron
Seated from left to right: 2nd Lt John H. Crotty (navigator), 1st Lt Floyd C. Nyhagen (co-pilot), 1st Lt Omar D. Stemple (pilot), S/Sgt Arthur Cheokas (right waist gunner), T/Sgt John P. Loy Jr. (flight engineer), S/Sgt Charles J. Cathcart (ball turret gunner/right waist gunner)
Standing left to right: 1st Lt Stewart F. Reid Jr. (bombardier); Lincoln F. Breyhill (tail gunner); T/Sgt Gust T. George (radio operator); S/Sgt Norman H. Wickman (left waist gunner)
Joining the crew in this picture are Mrs. Omar D. Stemple and son David
All but Arthur Cheokas and Lincoln F. Breyhill were on the Lead Crew of the High Squadron on January 14, 1945 when they were shot down by German fighters.
Floyd C. Nyhagen and Stewart F. Reid Jr. were killed, all others became Prisoners of War
(Thanks Heather Cathcart Rogers for identifying those in the photo)

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