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

Van Epps Lead Crew - 837th Squadron
February 27, 1945
Back Row (L to R): 1st Lt Bruce S. Corby (Bombardier), Capt James S. Van Epps (Pilot), 1st Lt Chilton W. Castle (Navigator), F/O Ramor W. Dippo (Radar Operator)
Front Row (L to R): S/Sgt David J. Beck (Gunner), T/Sgt Harry P. Bonnikson Jr (Radio Operator), S/Sgt Sidney B. Hare (Flight Engineer)
Not Pictured: Lt William T. ‘Bud’ Searby Jr (Copilot and Officer Tail Gunner)
When this photo was taken, Searby may have already been attached to the 3rd Scouting Force, flying P-51 weather reconnaissance missions
Ramor W. Dippo was shot down with the Joseph D. Conwill Jr crew on March 15, 1945, and became a prisoner of war
(Photo provided by Janet M. Stebbins, daughter of Harry P. Bonnikson Jr; and by Kathleen Corby, daughter of Bruce S. Corby)

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