August 14, 2003


Combat photographer S/Sgt. Andrew Yusko, Jr. shown at a 50-cal.
machine gun. Flying with Air Group "X" out of Australia for 24
missions, he was often forced to abandon his camera to man
the waist gun of his B-24 Liberator to ward off Japanese Zeros.
Yusko's Liberator was assigned to the 380th Bomb Group (The
Flying Circus), 530th Bomb Squadron, 5th Air Force.
The photo was dated July 8, 1944.