416th Bombardment Group (L)
Missing Air Crew Report 7872
August 6, 1944, Sunday
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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9978 (Douglas A-20G-35-DO Havoc)
9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 670th Bomb Sq
Mission # 116; Box: I; Flight: 2; Position: 6; A/C Fuselage Code: F6-S
Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft
Point Of Departure: AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England
Location: Oissel Bridge, France
A/C Seen to Crash. Acft hit by flak over target area, flamed, dropped out of formation, went into flat spin. Last seen to crash east of Louviers.
Important Note: S/N "43-9987" listed in the MACR report should actually be "43-9978".
Missing in Action: Lt. T.W. McManus, Sgt. G.A. Hart, Sgt. J.H. LaPionte--plane seen to crash in the target area.
(416th BG History 1944)
See Mission # 116 for additional details