9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 5033

May 27, 1944, Saturday

 

 

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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-10203 (Douglas A-20G-35-DO Havoc)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 668th Bomb Sq

Mission # 58; Box: I; Flight: 1; Position: 4; A/C Fuselage Code: 5H-R

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Presumed Crashed

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

Location: Amiens, France

Personnel
Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Siracusa, Lucian James 1Lt O-797730 MIA, POW, RMC
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Hume, James Noland S/Sgt 11013679 MIA, POW, RMC
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Brown, Floyd Edward S/Sgt 15338062 MIA, POW, RMC


Notes:
A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Plane hit by flak while on bomb run. Last seen flying north from Amiens, Fr., with right engine on fire. Plane loosing altitude.

Description:
The majority of box 1 dropped on the No. 4 plane [Lt Siracusa], which, having received a direct hit by flak, salvoed its Bombs 10 seconds before the point for release. Six chutes were seen to come out of the planes flown by Lt Guillon and Lt Siracusa. ... The four crews were: Lt Allen W. Gullion Jr., S/Sgt Grady F. Cope, and S/Sgt Gerald L. Coffey; Lt Lucien J. Siracusa, S/Sgt James M. Hume, and S/Sgt Floyd E. Brown; Lt Harry E. Hewes, S/Sgt Joseph F. Kasper, and S/Sgt Harold E. Boyer; Lt Tommie J. Simms, S/Sgt Julius C. Williamson, and S/Sgt Harry W. Larsen. ... As the chutes from Lt Gullion's and Lt Siracusa's planes floated down, it was reported that light flak was fired at the parachutists from 8000 feet to the ground.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 58 for additional details





Bomb Run Photo

Airplane: A20G-35 43-10203. Pilot 1st Lt Lucian J Siracusa, 0797730,
668th Bomb Sq (L), 416th Bomb Gp (L)

Plane of Lt Siracusa is in left background with right engine burning. [Arrow]

Plane of 1st Lt Allen W Gullion Jr. 026353, with right engine burning,
is in right foreground of picture.
(1st Lt Gullion was piloting A20G-35 43-10206, also
reported missing)

(MACR 5033 Photo, courtesy Michael G. Moskow,
"The Missing Photos: Photographic Images in Missing Aircrew Reports")



Bomb Run Photo

See MACR caption details above
(MACR 5033 Photo, courtesy Michael G. Moskow,
"The Missing Photos - I: A Panorama of Havoc - Two A-20 Attack-Bombers Over France")





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