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1Lt John Oliver Buslee crew 384th Bomb Group, Back row, left to right:
• 2Lt. John Oliver Buslee, Pilot, from Park Ridge, Illinois
• 2Lt. David Franklin Albrecht, Co-Pilot, from Chico, California
• 2Lt. Chester A. Rybarczyk, Navigator, from Toledo, Ohio
• 2Lt. James B. Davis, Bombardier, from New Castle, Indiana

Front row, left to right:
• Sgt. Erwin V. Foster, Ball Turret Gunner, from Elmira, New York
• Sgt. Sebastiano Joseph Peluso, Radio Operator/Gunner, from Brooklyn, New York
• Cpl. Lenard Leroy Bryant, Waist Gunner, from Lubbock, Texas
• Sgt. Clarence B. Seeley, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner, from Halsey, Nebraska
• S/Sgt. Eugene D. Lucynski, Tail Gunner, from Detroit, Michigan
• Sgt. George Edwin Farrar, Waist Gunner, from Atlanta, Georgia,

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Units

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

People

  • David Albrecht

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg in B-17 43-37822 'Lead Banana' 28-Sep-44; Collided with 42-31222 'Lazy Daisy' coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5793 ...

  • Lenard Bryant

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg in B-17 43-37822 'Lead Banana' 28-Sep-44; Collided with 42-31222 'Lazy Daisy' coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5793 ...

  • John Buslee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg in B-17 43-37822 'Lead Banana' 28-Sep-44; Collided with 42-31222 'Lazy Daisy' coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5793 ...

  • James Davis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Howard Jung crew. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Farrar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg in B-17 43-37822 'Lead Banana' 28-Sep-44; Collided with 42-31222 'Lazy Daisy' coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Thrown form A/C unconscious, came...

  • Erwin Foster

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Buslee crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EAME (2 battle satrs).

  • Eugene Lucynski

    Military

  • Sebastiano Peluso

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF on 22 July 1944. 15 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgburg in B-17 43-37822 'Lead Banana' 28-Sep-44; Collided with 42-31222 'Lazy Daisy' coming off target, crashed near Ost Ingersleben. Killed in Action ...

  • Chester Rybarczyk

    Military | Second Lieutenant

  • Clarence Seeley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 748 Top Turret
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Buslee crew member. Wounded in Action by flak aboard 'Tremblin Gremlin' 5-8-44. Hospitalised for 2 months. 34 x combat missions. ETD ...

Aircraft

  • 43-37822 The Lead Banana

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/44; Kearney 8/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-N] Grafton Underwood 29/6/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with John Buslee, Co-pilot: Dave Albrecht, Navigator: Bill Henson, Bombardier: Bob Stearns, Flight...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2019 08:06:32 Michelbe Changes to caption
Sources

Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2019 08:03:45 Michelbe Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

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