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

Ozbolt crew and B-24H #42-52588 DNIF Annie
Back row (L to R): 1st Lt David L. Ozbolt (pilot), 1st Lt Donald C. King (navigator), 2nd Lt James L. Lassandro (bombardier), Delmar J. Carter (copilot), S/Sgt Lloyd E. Everett (flight engineer) and unknown officer
Front row (L to R): T/Sgt Joseph W. Henahan (ball turret gunner), T/Sgt John B. Savoy (radio operator), S/Sgt William L. Sherman (waist gunner), S/Sgt Robert S. Baker (tail gunner)
Ozbolt, King, Sherman and Baker died in the crash of B-24H 42-51197 after a midair collision over England on July 20. Lassandro, Carter, Everett and Savoy survived this mishap. For Everett and Henahan it was only a temporary escape from death. They were killed in action on August 25 when B-17G 43-37980 was shot down by flak over Rechlin airfield in Germany.
(photo provided by John Savoy to Ivo de Jong)

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