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Note that when searching for an aircraft serial number, you must enter the full serial number without the leading "4" and without a dash in the Aircraft SN search field. For example, you would enter 42-37772 as 237772.

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Crew PILOT: Robert A.  WEGRZYNEK

 Robert A. Wegrzynek crew Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Rinaldo J. Bussino 

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Robert A. WEGRZYNEK P RFS
2 LT Charles J. GUTEKUNST CP CPT
3 LT Edmund J. KAUFFMAN NAV POW
4 LT Jack L. EPPENDORF BOM KIA
5 T/SGT Richard D. HAWKINS TOG/NG KIA
6 T/SGT Jay V. EMRICH ROG NOC
7 S/SGT D.E. STRAUSBAUGH BTG NOC
8 S/SGT Edwin J. TYRRELL WG NOC
9 SGT Luther A. WISE WG NOC
10 S/SGT Rinaldo J. BUSSINO TG CPT

PHOTOS:

A-2 jacket of the Robert A. Wegrzynek crew     (100th Photo Archives)

Officers of Lt Wegrzynek Crew and Rinaldo Bussino at his tail postion Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Rinaldo J. Bussino 

Lt Wegrzynek Crew training Stateside  Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Rinaldo J. Bussino 

Chuck Gutekunst and Robert Wegrzynek  Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Rinaldo J. Bussino 

"Fletcher's Castoria"
Sir Charles Gutekunst
Robert A. Wegrzynek

Lt Robert Wegrzynek, Lt Charles Gutekunst, Sgt Luther Wise.