Part of the Bernie Baines Collection
|457th Bomb Group||457th Bomb Group|
One group of former flyers gathered around the memorial to the 457th in the Connington Chapel churchyard. The ocassion was the reunion that is held in Peterborough every other year.
Another photo of the same group taken in recent years.
Another reunion group photo taken at the 457th Memorial. Bernie Baines is the person standing just to the right of the memorial.
A photo of Sadie and Bernie Baines and their dog Max taken in Peterborough.
This is a view at the far end of the Officer's Club with the fireplace behind the temporary platform set up for the band. Must be a party. This was on Jun 10th, 1944 when the group had completed it's 63rd mission to Gael, France.
This is a typical tent home of the men who cared for and patched the planes. The ground crewman on the right is Charlton Goodykoontz. "Home Sweet Home".
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