9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 4634

May 12, 1944, Friday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-10129 (Douglas A-20J-10-DO Havoc)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 671st Bomb Sq

Mission # 46; Box: I; Flight: 1; Position: 2; A/C Fuselage Code: 5C-I

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Exploded and Crashed

Point Of Departure: AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England

Location: Beauvoir, France

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Stockwell, Robert Edmond 1Lt O-671710 MIA, KIA
Bombardier/Navigator Jedinak, Albert NMI 2Lt O-749848 MIA, POW, RMC, EUS
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Foster, Hollis Alfred S/Sgt 37019048 MIA, DED
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Rust, Egon Willie S/Sgt 38365727 MIA, POW, RMC, EUS

A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. While on bomb run just after the release of bombs, aircraft received direct hit from flak under bomb bay. Flames exploded aircraft [unreadable].

One plane received a direct hit from flak while in the target area. It burst into flames and crashed a mile west of the target. Two chutes were seen to come out of the plane. Its crew was 1st Lt Robert E. Stockwell, pilot, 2d Lt Albert Jedinak, bombardier-navigator, S/Sgt Hollis A. Foster and S/Sgt Egon W. Rust, gunners. Lt Stockwell had been with the Group almost from the beginning of its existence.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 46 for additional details

View information on "France-Crashes 39-45"
(in French)

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