384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Schauer crew (545th BS) shot down on 17 March 1945 mission to Erfurt (secondary target; Bohlen was the primary) flying 42-107148 JD*P Dark Angel.

Back L-R: Van McKay (CP), William Schauer (P), Willis Gallop II (N)
Front L-R: Francis Condon (FG), Claude “Pee Wee” Shaffer (BT), Daniel Frankel (TOG), Kenneth Stewart (TG), Vernon Cooksey (RO), Lamar Tumlin (TT)

All the crew bailed out safely. Cooksey was killed by German civilians as he hung from his chute which was tangled in some wires.

Identification and story via Ken Decker

Crew posed in front of 43-39060 BK*F The Terrible Ute, 546th BS

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