Peluso, Sebastiano Joseph

Individual Personnel Data
Name Peluso, Sebastiano Joseph   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 12182596   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #144 dated 22 July 1944
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 28 September 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York
Additional Information
Promoted to Staff Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #180 dated 9 September 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 9753 (23.666 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Buslee, John OliverPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Albrecht, David FranklinCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Rybarczyk, Chester AnthonyNavigatorCT
1st Lt. Fryden, Marvin BombardierKIA
SGT. Peluso, Sebastiano JosephRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
SGT. Seeley, Clarence BurdellEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Foster, Erwin VernonBall Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Lucynski, Eugene DanielTail GunnerWIA
CPL. Bryant, Lenard LeroyFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Farrar, George EdwinFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 15 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
A flak shell exploded beside the nose of "Tremblin Gremlin" on the bomb run. "I'm hit" said the bombardier, 1st Lt. Marvin Fryden, but he remained at his bombsight until bombs-away, then collapsed. He had been hit in the chest, and subsequently died of his wounds. Schwery (pilot) and Seeley (TT) were also wounded, and the plane was severely damaged, barely making it back to England to land at Halesworth, AAF Station 365, on two engines, with no brakes, and many flak holes.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6149 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Radio Operator 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Radio Operator 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38062 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑38213 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑39888 Combat Mission Credit
C Wing, high group.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102449 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Collided with 42‑31222 over target: Wallace Storey related details of the collision in Decker's Memories (2nd edition, page 169). Both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes; crashed near Osteringersleben, Germany; MACR 9753.
Sortie Report

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