|Personalities of the 457th Bomb Group
Part of the Bernie Baines Collection
|457th Bomb Group||457th Bomb Group|
S/Sgt Wendell Perry, gunner with the crew of Lt Henry Blach posed in front of his plane (believed to be Rene V)
Gordon Dykes and Alan Morton at the Duxford Museum in England.
Bernie Baines at the Cambridge American Military Cemetery, Cambridge, England on May 20, 1990 during Memorial Day Services laying wreath on behalf of the 457th BG.
Sgt Walter S. Cobourn, tail gunner (right) with Lt Harlan J. VanDeilen, pilot, checking the damage to the tail section of "Bouncing Betty II", s/n 42-97535 after their mission to Oranienburg on Apr 10th, 1945.
Another photo of damage to the side gun of Bouncing Betty II, s/n 42-97535 after their mission to Oranienburg, Germany on Apr 10, 1945. The plane was attacked by ME 262 and was damaged in the tail section (see above), in the waist and the wing. There was over 100 holes in the tail section alone. On the left is the Bombardier - Lt Arthur Washneski, ball turret gunner - Sgt Lamar Stephenson and, on the right, waist gunner - Sgt Joseph Bommersbach.
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