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S-for-Sugar Ground Crew
B-17F #41-24619 427BS (GN-S)
(photo taken 10 Oct 1943)

(Back L-R) Cpl Emil C. Hokanson, Sgt Joseph E. Treiber, M/Sgt Fred W. Kuhne (Crew Chief)
(Front L-R) Sgt Albert C. Steele Jr, S/Sgt John H. Le Seuer, Cpl James H. King

Walter Cronkite, United Press Correspondent, flew in this B-17 on 26 February 1943 on a mission to the Submarine Yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The B-17 was attacked by German FW-190 and ME-109 fighters and intense anti-aircraft fire was encountered. His pilot was Major Glenn E. Hagenbuch, Command Officer of the 427th Bomb Squadron.


(L-R) Sgt Warren T. Allen, Jr., Cpl James H. King,
Sgt Albert C. Steele Jr., Sgt Joseph E. Treiber, M/Sgt Fred W. Kuhne (Crew Chief)

[photos from the 303rdBGA Archives]