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(crew assigned 360BS: 08 May 1944 - photo: Savannah, GA, spring 1944)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Norman R. Lacey (N-POW), 2Lt John G. Anderson (CP-POW),
1Lt John T. Parker (P-POW), 2Lt Granville A. Pence (B-POW),
T/Sgt Claudia W. "Pete" Wall (E-POW)

(Front L-R) T/Sgt Charles Grace, Jr. (R-POW), S/Sgt Joseph W. Szudlo (TG-POW),
S/Sgt James A. "Pop" Hummer (WG), S/Sgt John L. Fox, Jr. (WG-POW),
S/Sgt Samuel A. Rhyne, Jr. (BT-POW)

Navigator 2Lt Norman R. Lacey
POW - Lost on 20 June 1944 Mission #186 to Hamburg, Germany in B-17G #42-31997 (no name) 360BS (PU-F). Two engines were feathered before reaching the initial poing. They stayed in formation and dropped bombs on target. Immediately after "bombs away" they dropped down to the deck under control. Made a dead-stick landing near Nordall, Germany. S/Sgt Hummer was not on that mission. When crew size was reduced to nine men, Hummer was transferred to an A-20 Light Bomb Group.

[crew photo courtesy of John L. Fox]
[2Lt Lacey photo courtesy of Jenni Scuteri]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]