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457th Bomb Group Miscellaneous Items
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The following ten thumbnails are photos taken of the graves of men of the 457th Bomb Group who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. Most of these graves are in the Ardennes American Cemetery in France. The last six photos describe the Story of BTO by the radio operator, T/Sgt Marshall T. Windham.
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Major Gordon H. Haggard, Group Surgeon Oct 7th, 1944. 1st Lt Lee C. Mohn, Bombardier, 749th Squadron, Sept 30th, 1944. Lt Carl G. Ulander, Jr., 751st Squadron, Undetermined date and other information. Lt Robert F. Marcum, Navigator, 751st Squadron, Sept 12th, 1944.
 
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Lt David P. Parks, 749th Squadron, Pilot, Apr 9th, 1944 Lt Harold A. Doerr, 751st Squadron, Bombardier, Nov 2nd, 1944. S/Sgt George P. Lavassauer, 751st Squadron, Aerial Engineer, Nov 2nd, 1944. Lt Edward F. Mc Groarty, 751st Squadron, Pilot, Nov 2nd, 1944.
 
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Major William Doherty, 750th Squadron, Pilot, Feb 6th, 1945. The tombstones in Ardennes cemetery of some of the crew of 44-8152 "Miss Ida" that crashed on takeoff on Apr 5th, 1945. There was only one survivor, Lt William J. Meng, Jr. The crew members here are Lt Donald Snow, Edward B. Dozier, James P. Guyot, Robert W. Pinkney, and Jack E. Taifer. The Saga or 43-37606 "BTO" (Big Time Operator) Page 1 The Saga or 43-37606 "BTO" (Big Time Operator) Page 2
 
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The Saga or 43-37606 "BTO" (Big Time Operator) Page 3 The Saga or 43-37606 "BTO" (Big Time Operator) Page 4 The Saga or 43-37606 "BTO" (Big Time Operator) Page 5 The Saga or 43-37606 "BTO" (Big Time Operator) Page 6
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