Richard Coyle Hasinger, of SC 209

Hasinger on SC 209October 2007: Submarine chaser service claimed the lives of many sailors: some fell victim to the flu epidemic, a few were swept overboard in storms at sea, and some were killed in engine room fires or other mishaps.

In the August issue a set of images and an audio podcast was presented, on the ill-fated service of submarine chaser SC 209, the sole case of chaser crewman fatalities from friendly fire.

Just posted is a rare, early photo of a subchaser crewman who was later killed in the shelling of SC 209. Richard Hasinger, QM 3c, is shown on the deck in a photograph marked as 10 June 1918 at Cape May, New Jersey.

Two studio portrait photos of Hasinger are also included. Images courtesy of Raymond Hoeffner, grand-nephew of Richard Hasinger.

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