October 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.