26 July 1943, Hamburg
Mission aborted - Abortive mission: air commander was unable to resolve difficulties of formation recognition during prolonged assembly process, and therefore elected to return to base rather than commit his force to follow an unidentified combat wing to an unknown target.
BACK L-R: SGT John Blauer (WG), SGT John Kilcourse (TT), LT Charles Everson (N), LT Robert Kennedy (B), LT Jesse Hausenfluck (P).
FRONT L-R: SGT John R Kelly (RO), SGT Sebastian Bucheri (WG), SGT James Traylor (BT), LT Walter Harvey (Obs./TG - Asst. 544th Ops Ofcr), CAPT William Gilmore (Air Commander and Pilot - 544th CO).
Aircraft: 42-30039 SU*H Liberty Belle, 544th BS.
Mission identified by Tony Plowright
Photo Courtesy of James Traylor.