Capt. Robert T Hall, 3rd Scout Force. P-51D 44-14278 CL-N. Capt Hall was killed in action flying this aircraft on 18 January 1945.
Photo: Dick Atkins
Robert T. Hall Crew, 838th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb Group
This photo of the Robert T. Hall crew was taken on 24 March 1944 at Herington Army Airfield, Kansas, a staging base for heavy bombers. Herington was the 487th Bomb Group’s first stop during its deployment from Alamogordo, New Mexico, to Lavenham, England. The aircraft in this photo is probably B-24 42-52771.
Back row (L to R): Virgil P. Robinson (waist gunner); Richard J. “Luke” L’Ecuyer (co-pilot); Robert T. Hall (pilot); Harry P. Krachmal (flight engineer); John N. Martindale (radio operator). Front row (L to R): Edward J. Gibbens (bombardier); J. Wray Lacy (navigator); Orville M. Schmahl (ball turret gunner); and Carroll V. Stanley (tail gunner).
(Photo courtesy of J. Wray Lacy)