Lt. Vernon R. Richards with his ground crew (L-R) armourer Cpl. Herbert L. Criss, crew-chief S/Sgt. Robert O. Bland, assistant crew-chief S/Sgt. Claude F. Van Pool and his P-51D "Tika IV", 44-13357, coded B7:R. Lt. Alfred B. Cook, Jr. was killed in this aircraft on 16 November 1944 when it crashed near Steeple Morden. (Bland)