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 Easy Does It

322nd Squadron

Lt. Walton's Crew

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Serial # 43-38234 LG E

Back Row - Left to Right

S/Sgt. George Cook, Engineer; S/Sgt. Don Levine, Radio Operator; S/Sgt. Dick Boss, Ball Turret Gunner; S/Sgt. Art Wirtz, Waist Gunner; S/Sgt. Wayne Ritchie, Waist Gunner; S/Sgt. "Jake" Rollins, Tail Gunner.

Front Row - Left to Right

1st Lt. Lou Walton, Pilot; 2nd Lt. Don Sparkman, Co-pilot; 2nd Lt. Don Almon, Navigator; 2nd Lt. Paul Cook, Bombardier.

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Easy Does It Factoid - The above photo was taken in April 1944 in Louisiana and the crew reached Bassingbourn in June and received credit for their first mission on Don Almon's birthday, 4 July 1944. "Easy Does It" was shot down by flak on its 27th mission over Berlin on 5 December 1944. Don Almon was the person naming the plane because the call letters were LG E and was assigned to Walton's crew in August 1944. Don flew the last 11 of his 35 combat missions as Navigator on this bomber.