416th Bombardment Group (L)
Missing Air Crew Report 6049
June 3, 1944, Saturday
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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9360 (Douglas A-20G-25-DO Havoc)
9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 668th Bomb Sq
Mission # 65; Box: I; Flight: 1; Position: 5; A/C Fuselage Code: 5H-S
Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft
Point Of Departure: AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England
Location: Bourg Archard, France
A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Acft hit by flak over target area, dropped out of formation. Last seen to crash at Bourg Archard, France.
One aircraft, piloted by Lt. A.P. Mikas, was hit in the target area. He lost altitude and was last seen to crash or crash land on the bank of the Seine River near Bourg-Achard. His two gunners were Sgt. G.W. Scott and S/Sgt. A.W. Newkirk. No chutes were seen to come from the plane.
(416th BG History 1944)
See Mission # 65 for additional details