384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Jesse Hausenfluck Crew

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Jesse Hausenfluck crew 43, 544th BS; MIA Schweinfurt 17 August, 1943

Back Row: L-R: Charles Everson (N), Jesse Hausenfluck (P), Robert Kennedy (B), Donald MacKenzie (CP), John Blauer (WG)

Front Row: John Kelley (RO), L-R: Ray Gregori (TG), James Traylor (BT), Sebastian Bucheri (WG), John Kilcourse (TT)

Mascot-Delbert McNasty

Original crew from the 544th BS. Assigned plane was B-17F 42-29956 "Vertical Shaft." On August 12, Tailgunner Raymond Gregori was seriously wounded in the raid on Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and received a Silver Star for his heroism.

The crew was shot down on their 11th mission on August 17, 1943, en route to Schweinfurt, Germany. Hit by frontal fighter attack which fatally wounded Pilot and Co-Pilot. remaining crew was taken as POW.

Photo courtesy of James Traylor

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