Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 1st Lt. Hal W. Lamb, Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Howard F. Randall, Co-Pilot
  3. 1st Lt. John R. Smith, Bombardier
  4. 1st Lt. Arthur E. Waaramaa, Navigator

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. T/Sgt. Charles B. Suchman, Radio
  2. S/Sgt. James Ronan, Tail Gunner
  3. S/Sgt. Henry August, Ball Turret
  4. S/Sgt. Russell Lachman, Waist Gunner
  5. M/Sgt. Warren Stone, Engineer


  1. See also hell's angel with the 601st for another photo and history of A/C 42-97265 shown above.


  1. Original Crew No. 21 even though the photo indicates Crew 26 which was likely early Rapid City numbering.
  2. Aircraft in photo: 42-97265;  No missions flown with the 398th, transferred to 381st BG
  3. Photo Date: March/April 1944
  4. Photo Location: probably Rapid City
  5. Photo Reference No. Lamb01
  6. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th.
  7. If you would like to add information about this photograph, or can provide a better scan, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.