National Geographic : 1994 Mar
e.. 4=f }} i a MIiU GERALD R; MASSIF COLLECTION (ALL)"-.. A horribleturn of fate took the life of Marvin D. Lord (facing page). On February 2, 1945, foul weather canceled the following day's mission over Berlin. With his com mander's approval, B-37 pilot Manny Klette went to London to see his girlfriend. But the weather broke, and the mission was back on. Lord, who was eager to go, took Klette's place as pilot and was shot down; he was killed, along with Klette's entire crew. Lord's photograph is part of a collection left by the late Gerald R. Massie of Jefferson City, Missouri. An Army Air Forces photographer whose work included portraits, Massie did not document the identities--or fates-of thefvemen pictured above.