Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. ?/Sgt. George Schoener
  2. M/Sgt. Charles Dacon, Crew Chief
  3. ?/Sgt. William T. Lumsden

Front Row

  1. Unknown name of mascot


  1. This is a photo of Charles Dacon, Crew Chief 603rd Squadron and George Schoener and William T. Lumsden, presumed to be part of Dacon's ground crew.
  2. Question Mark(s) ("?") indicate unknown rank at time of the photo.
  3. Based on the history of A/C 43-39242, the aircraft arrived 4 March 1945 as a replacement aircraft and was assigned to the 603rd with the letter F. Thus the above photo was probably taken March-May 1945.
  4. See also Vernon Overton, Crew Chief and Crew - 603rd Squadron - Spring 1945 photo with the same aircraft, 43-39242 N7-F, LINN COUNTY EXPRESS but from a different angle.


  1. Aircraft in photo: 43-39242 N7-F, LINN COUNTY EXPRESS
  2. Photo Date: Unknown date, but in 1944 or 1945
  3. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  4. Photo Reference No. AOGC02
  5. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Reynold Dacon & Allen Ostrom.
  6. 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.