LT Chambers' crew
The 486th's first "Crew of the Week." Front row (L to R): John J. Howker (N), Virgil Miller (CP), George Hinman (B). Standing (L to R): Leroy Ehlert (FE), Alfred Grabowski (TG), Charles Margason (WG), Claude Custer (BG), Adam Berasley (R/O). Dave Chambers (P) was hospitalized at the time this photo was taken. The crew earned their honor for actions performed on mission #87. LT Chambers was wounded in the leg by flak and was unable to continue flying the plane. LT Miller assumed command of the aircraft and was able to continue the mission. The aircraft was severely damaged and landed with a flat tire and an engine damaged. LT Miller would eventually become a 1st pilot. After completing ten missions, LT Howker transferred as pin pt. navigator to the McIntire crew. (reprinted from the O&W N/L Fall '89)
Chambers was forced to abort the mission of 11SEP44 when his ball turret gunner passed out from hypoxia after his mask failed in-flight. Bombs were jettisoned on the town of Suhl.
|Name||Rank||Position||First Mission||Last Mission||Status|
|John J. Howker||LT||Navigator|
|Leroy Ehlert||SGT||Flight Engineer/Top|
|Adam Berasley||SGT||Radio Operator/Waist|
|Created 03/27/00||Modified 12/23/16|
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