9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 7799

August 8, 1944, Tuesday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9390 (Douglas A-20G-25-DO Havoc)

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

Mission # 117; Box: I; Flight: 1; Position: 3; A/C Fuselage Code: 2A-G

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Crashed

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

Location: Near Abbieville, France

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Shainberg, Norman Vernon 1Lt O-737483 MIA, POW, SWA, RMC, EUS
Gunner Dugan, John Dallas Jr. Sgt 19047925 MIA, POW, RMC
Gunner Curtis, Layford Burdett T/Sgt 34612493 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD

Hit by flak over target area, fell out of formation with right engine feathered and smoking badly, went off to left toward Abbeville Drucat, Airdrome. No parachutes reported.

Lt. Norman V. Shainberg's plane was hit by flak and was last seen heading toward our lines, losing altitude. One or two crews reported seeing it crash. No chutes were seen to emerge. Lt. Shainberg and his two gunners, Sgt. J.D. Dugan and Sgt. L.B. Curtis, are listed as MIA.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 117 for additional details

Sgt. John D. Dugan Escape and Evasion Report
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