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Emil J. Vukovich, Pilot
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EMIL J. VUKOVICH CREW - 360th BS
(crew assigned 360BS: 16 Apr 1945 - photo: 17 Apr 1945)

2Lt Emil J. Vukovich (P), 2Lt Jack W. Harlow (CP),
2Lt Robert W. Cribley (N)

Cpl Joseph A. Novetny (E), Cpl Jay H. Adams, Jr, (R),
Cpl Francis B. LaFramboise (Togglier/Gunner), Cpl James A. Krafka (Gunner),
Cpl Hugh A. Beaty (Gunner), Cpl Leicester A. Wilkerson (Gunner)




EMIL J. VUKOVICH CREW - 360th BS
(crew assigned 360BS: 16 Apr 1945 - photo: 17 Apr 1945)

2Lt Emil J. Vukovich (P), 2Lt Jack W. Harlow (CP),
2Lt Robert W. Cribley (N)

Cpl Joseph A. Novetny (E), Cpl Jay H. Adams, Jr, (R),
Cpl Francis B. LaFramboise (Togglier/Gunner), Cpl James A. Krafka (Gunner),
Cpl Hugh A. Beaty (Gunner), Cpl Leicester A. Wilkerson (Gunner)

Crew Note:
The Vukovich Crew was one of ten crews (91 men) to be assigned to the 303rd BG(H) on 16 & 17 April 1945. These crews were the last to be assigned to the 303rd BG(H) at Molesworth. They arrived too late to fly any combat missions, but these last ten crews are all a very significant part of the 303rd BG(H) history and heritage. The ten no-mission crews were:

[photo from the 303rdBGA Archives]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]