9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 7850

August 6, 1944, Sunday

 

 

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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9717 (Douglas A-20G-30-DO Havoc)

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

Mission # 116; Box: II; Flight: 1; Position: 3; A/C Fuselage Code: 2A-N

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Presumed Crashed

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

Location: Taiberville, France

Personnel
Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Farmer, Walter Woodrow Lt Col O-021749 KIA
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Buskirk, Joseph Alfred Sgt 12064124 MIA, RMC, RTD
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Hay, Jamie Edward Sgt 14142496 MIA, RMC, RTD


Notes:
A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Hit by flak over target area. Requested heading to emergency landing strips. Received same. Last seen in vicinity of Lisieux, Fr., flying on heading of 270 deg.

Description:
Missing in Action: Lt. Col. W.W. Farmer, Sgt. J.E. Hay, Sgt. J.A. Buskirk--Last seen heading away from the target toward our lines, plane smoking.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 116 for additional details





Sgt Joseph A. Buskirk Escape and Evasion Report
(Downloaded from NARA)

Sgt Jamie E. Hay Escape and Evasion Report
(Downloaded from NARA)

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