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Hatfield crew and B-24H  “

Trade Winds  “#41-28837 
Back row (L to R): 1st Lt Jay J. Hatfield (pilot), S/Sgt John D. Taber (nose turret gunner), 2nd Lt Edward Reichel (bombardier), Sgt Charles D. Jamison (waist gunner), 2nd Lt Clarence H. McGinn (copilot)
Front row (L to R): Sgt Joseph Kazmouz (tail gunner), Sgt Henry Ong (radio operator), S/Sgt Cecil O. Glover (ball turret gunner), T/Sgt Richard F. Conway (engineer)
The picture was taken after Trade Winds and her crew had completed 25 combat missions, shortly before the transition to B-17s. This was an ill-fated change for the crew, as they were shot down on August 6 in B-17G 43-37805 while flying their 30th and last required combat mission. Lt Edward Reichel died two days later in a Berlin hospital; the others all became prisoners of war.
(photo provided by Henry Ong to Ivo de Jong, and Tom Avramis, son of Christopher Avramis)