9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 5035

May 27, 1944, Saturday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9983 (Douglas A-20G-35-DO Havoc)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 669th Bomb Sq

Mission # 58; Box: I; Flight: 3; Position: 3; A/C Fuselage Code: 2A-J

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Presumed Crashed

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

Location: Amiens, France

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Hewes, Harry Earl Jr. 2Lt O-669722 MIA, POW, SWA, EUS
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Boyer, Harold Eugene S/Sgt 20506057 MIA, RMC, RTD
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Kasper, Joseph Francis S/Sgt 6944924 MIA, POW, RMN, RTD

A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. A-20 was seen to drop out of formation over target. Last seen flying west from Amiens slowly loosing altitude.

Lt Hewes was also hit over the target. He was last seen flying west from Amiens, slowly losing altitude. No chutes were seen and nothing further was reported on him. ... 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.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 58 for additional details

S/Sgt. Harold Eugene Boyer Escape and Evasion Report
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2d Lt. Harry Earl Hewes Jr. Escape and Evasion Report
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View information on "France-Crashes 39-45"
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