The Lightbown Crew of 431
Squadron shown with Lancaster X, KB-806 coded SE-X.
Crewmembers are: F/O J.
R. Lightbown DFC RCAF, Pilot (back row 2nd from right); F/O F. J. Kumsky RCAF, Navigator;
P/O B. D. Stickles RCAF, Bomb aimer; Sgt A. A. Crossan RCAF,
Wireless OP; Sgt W. G. Weese
RCAF, Mid-upper gunner;
Sgt J Wilkinson RCAF, Rear gunner (back row far left); Sgt W. Blythin RAF, Flight Engineer (front
row far left).
Photo courtesy of Gary
& Tana "Lightbown" Hendricks,
Daughter and Son In-law.
" I was told that this picture was taken
after their last mission to Munich - Germany January 7th-8th, 1945.
Jim (Lightbown) flew 32 missions and was awarded the DFC."