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THOMAS J. BARR CREW - 427th BS
(crew assigned 427BS: 27 Mar 1945 - photo: April 1945)

(Back L-R) F/O Richard H. Wentworth (B), 2Lt Verlin C. Pauling (CP),
2Lt Thomas J. Barr (P), 2Lt Raymon G. Walker (N)

(Front L-R) Sgt Theodore R. Smith (WG), Sgt Benny F. Laza (BT),
Sgt Thomas M. Daspit (E), Sgt George W. Zierk (R), Sgt McClellan A. Byers (TG)



THOMAS J. BARR CREW - 427th BS

(Back L-R) Sgt Theodore R. Smith (WG), Sgt George W. Zierk (R), Sgt Benny F. Laza (BT),
Sgt Thomas M. Daspit (E), Sgt McClellan A. Byers (TG)

(Front L-R) 2Lt Thomas J. Barr (P), 2Lt Raymon G. Walker (N),
2Lt Verlin C. Pauling (CP), F/O Richard H. Wentworth (B)



THOMAS J. BARR CREW - 427th BS
B-17G Southern Comfort #44-83287 (427BS) GN-F
(photo: April 1945)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Raymon G. Walker (N), 2Lt Verlin C. Pauling (CP),
2Lt Thomas J. Barr (P), F/O Richard H. Wentworth (B)

(Front L-R) Sgt McClellan A. Byers (TG), Sgt George W. Zierk (R),
Sgt Thomas M. Daspit (E), Sgt Benny F. Laza (BT)

(from the Raymon Walker Collection)



Pilot Tom Barr at controls position, named for his mother. May 1945 - Sudbury, England
(from the Raymon Walker Collection)



V.C. 'Ope' Pauling - Co-Pilot - Southern Comfort - B-17 - his wife's name is under his window.
(from the Raymon Walker Collection)



Ray Walker on his 'Flak Happy Shack' after last flight on Southern Comfort - April 1945
(from the Raymon Walker Collection)



Dick Wentworth, Bombardier, Southern Comfort - Molesworth, England May 1945
(from the Raymon Walker Collection)



Tom Daspit - Top Turret Gunner - sitting on his trusty turret - Southern Comfort B-17
(from the Raymon Walker Collection)



George Zierk Radio and Left waist gunner - Southern Comfort B-17
(from the Raymon Walker Collection)



Buck Byers - Tail Gunner - Southern Comfort - April 1945 - Molesworth England
(from the Raymon Walker Collection)



Ben Laza at his ball turret - Southern Comfort B-17 - Molesworth, England 1945
(from the Raymon Walker Collection)


Raymon Walker, Tom Barr and V.C. Pauling, Jan. 1945
(from the Raymon Walker Collection)




[photos from the 303rd BGA Archives, the Wentworth Family, and the Raymon Walker Collection]