Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 1st Lt. J.G. Blythe, Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. D.E. Swift, Copilot
  3. 2nd Lt. M.L. Jensen, Navigator
  4. S/Sgt. J.J. Baughman, Tail Gunner

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. V.R. Irwin, Togglier
  2. T/Sgt. F.F. Sauer, Radio
  3. T/Sgt. J.D. Hurst, Engineer
  4. S/Sgt. H.J. Feldman, Ball Turret

Missing from photo:

  1. S/Sgt. G.J. Shearer, Waist Gunner


  1. 398th Mission No. 153, Lichtenfels, Germany, 23 Feb 1945 (mission date closest to photo date)
  2. On that mission the Blythe crew flew in the Low Squadron
  3. Aircraft flown: 44-6834 N7-H
  4. Aircraft in photo: probably 44-6834 N7-H
  5. Photo Date: 24 February 1945
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. A9251
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th.
  9. By the end of January, Blythe had completed 28 missions, Baughman 26, the others had between 10-14. David Swift had 7 and was pilot for this crew after Blythe had completed his missions.
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