416th Bombardment Group (L)
Missing Air Crew Report 9273
September 29, 1944, Friday
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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-21759 (Douglas A-20G-45-DO Havoc)
9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 670th Bomb Sq
Mission # 148; Box: I; Flight: 3; Position: 4; A/C Fuselage Code: F6-G
Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft
Point Of Departure: A-55 Melun/Villaroche, France
Location: Bitburg, Germany
A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Aircraft received direct hit over target area, exploded and broke in half.
Moderate to intense flak at the target cost us two planes, both flown by our original crews from the States. A direct hit in the tunnel gunner's hatch of Lt Arthur W. Nordsrom's plane broke it in the middle. As the plane fell in the target area, one parachute was seen. ... Lt Nordstrom's gunners were Staff Sergeants Joseph D. Gossett and Robert L. Miller.
(416th BG History 1944)
See Mission # 148 for additional details