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

Thomas Crew - 837th Squadron
Back Row (L to R): S/Sgt John D. Goodwin (waist gunner), T/Sgt Truman K. Wilburn (radio operator), S/Sgt Paul J. Shasky (tail gunner), T/Sgt Kennon L. Tyre (flight engineer), Captain Duane E. Walters (not a member of the Thomas crew), Unknown (possibly Kenneth J. Day, not a member of the Thomas crew)
Front Row (L to R): S/Sgt Alexander N. Booth Jr (ball turret gunner), 1st Lt Darrell H. Thomas (pilot), 2nd Lt George W. Thompson Jr (copilot), 2nd Lt William F. Lippy (navigator)
This photo was taken in front of the main entrance of the Birkdale Palace Hotel at Southport, England, while the crew was on leave in May 1945. Bombardier Robert Kendall was transferred off the crew sometime earlier. World War II in Europe ended during the week that the crew was on leave at Southport.
(Photo provided by Dave Walters (son of Duane E. Walters) and Danielle Buchholtz (granddaughter of Duane E. Walters). Identifications and information provided by Dave Walters, Ken Tyre (grandson of Kennon L. Tyre), Paul Shasky, and Truman Wilburn)

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