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

Ted D. Eriksen crew posing in front of their B-17G named "HELL'S BELLE too" B-17 #43-38003 at Lavenham, taken after the 487th Bomb Group transitioned to the B-17 in July 1944
Back row (L to R): S/Sgt Eugene Baughman (flight engineer), S/Sgt Bernard Witt (armorer/tail gunner), Sgt Garlan M. Moody (gunner), T/Sgt George F. Schanz (radio operator), Sgt Edward Makulec (ball turret gunner)
Front row: M/Sgt Stacy O. Shuler (line chief), 1st Lt John H. Gibbs (copilot), 2nd Lt Ted D. Eriksen (pilot), 1st Lt Virgil M. Winter (bombardier), 1st Lt William A. Levinson (navigator)
Not shown: S/Sgt Aubrey D. Caffee (waist gunner), an original member of the crew
(Photo and crew identifications provided by Linda Lester daughter of Eugene Baughman. Bernard Witt confirmed some crew positions)

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