|Personalities of the 457th Bomb Group
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|457th Bomb Group||457th Bomb Group|
VE Day celebration on May 11, 1945. This is Col Rogner and his staff of officers posing on the deck of the control tower.
An unknown officer (possibly Lt Watts) about to enter the plane.
Lt Walter Sale and Sgt Harry Thorsens in front of their hut "The Jinx, Inc". They were the only two survivors of Lt Gay's crew that was shot down over Germany.
Four members of Lt Walter Fitzhugh's crew - 748th Squadron. Sgt's Bell, McDonald, Larsen, and Phillips.
Unknown Bombardier of the 748th Squadron. (Believed to be John Schwall)
Another group of unknown officers starting out on leave.
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