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SHACK JOB II

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            257 00-1

ROBERT DEAN AUGUSTUS

Contributor - Jim Augustus via my Father, S/Sgt. Robert Dean Augustus (Nose Gunner)

On the back of this photo, dad has written: "SHACK JOB II/ship #257, 1 Sep 43 in Wendover, UT. Gun came loose from mount and Gil shot the nose out of the airplane before he could get off the triggers. He knocked out 2 teeth!" Gil (S/Sgt. Jerome Gilgallon) was their nose gunner at the time. He later became medically grounded after reaching Pandaveswar, then my father became the nose gunner. My father was assigned to the 436th Bomb Squad for his first 3 missions and was then transferred to the 493rd Bomb Squad for the duration (47 missions).

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