9th AF Patch

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

Damage: Crashed

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

Location: Oissel Bridge, France

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot McManus, Thomas William Jr. 2Lt O-750423 MIA, KIA
Airplane Armorer-Gunner LaPointe, John H. Sgt 32490064 MIA, KIA
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Hart, Gerald Edward Sgt 17169842 MIA, RTD

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

Sgt Gerald Edward Hart Escape and Evasion Report
(Downloaded from NARA)

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