S/Sgt. Jack Washleski - Tail Gunner
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The "Joker" A Martin B-26 Marauder

S/Sgt. Jack Washleski (left) - Tail Gunner - Shamokin, Pa

S/sgt Washleski (tail gun)
S/sgt Bernie tatelman (turret gun)
S/sgt Charles Henry (radio op)

1st lt James McAshan (pilot)
2nd lt Pederso (bomb)
2nd lt Jam Horner (co-pilot)

Boys having coffee and doughnuts in squadron area after a mission.

General Webster and Major Myers C.O.

My personal favorite.

 The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

From my Mother's sleep I fell into the state,
and I hunched in it's belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth,
loosed from it's dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the Nightmare Fighter.
When I died, they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
Randall Jerrell- 1945

The Crew.


Here you have the pleasure of meeting two of the best damn gunners on the face of the earth.

( I hope )

Post card Jack sent to his mom from

Jack's final resting place.

 Al Shurgalla, is researching his uncle's military history. If you can help him out, drop him a note.


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