NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

LYNDY

B

-

24

J

-

130

-

CO

42-110058

8

392

577

DC

Y/058 00-1

WALTER V. "BUD" LAWRENCE

Featured in "Only By The Grace of God: Surviving WWII"

Info Contributor - Walter V. "Bud" Lawrence (Kneeling Far Right - POW - Author) May 30, 1924 - April 4, 2020
Photo was taken at Topeka Kansas, just before we flew overseas via South America (last of Feb 44). Although we were assigned to the 44th BG (506th BS), we transported LYNDY via southern route to England (to the 392nd BG) where she was taken for modification (Apr 44). She may have been painted over or sent somewhere else. We do not know what happened to her. (Note: Crew was KIA or POW on MY EVERLOVIN' GAL (41-28829) when shot down 29 Jun 44.)

Standing (L-R)
Lt. Thomas L. Hine - Navigator (KIA)
Lt. Arthur C. Toepel - Bombardier (KIA)
Lt. Gerald S. Westcott - Pilot (KIA)
Lt. Robert H. Reeves - Co-Pilot (KIA)


Kneeling (L-R)
Sgt. Fred A DuBose - Radio Operator (POW)
Sgt. Joe A. Gorski - Tail Gunner (Not on MY EVERLOVIN' GAL)
Sgt. Edward J. Thompson - 1st Engineer/Top Turret Gunner (KIA)
Sgt. Frank Artym JR. - Right Waist Gunner (KIA)
Sgt. Joseph I. Morris - Ball Turret Gunner (POW)
Sgt. Walter "Bud" Lawrence - Asst Eng/Left Waist Gunner (POW)

Info Contributor - Mike Simpson
Transferred to 8 445 701 (MK T+) - RZI 16 Jul 45

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