9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 9188

September 29, 1944, Friday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-21961 (Douglas A-20G-45-DO Havoc)

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

Mission # 148; Box: II; Flight: 3; Position: 4; A/C Fuselage Code: 2A-P

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Presumed Crashed

Point Of Departure: A-55 Melun/Villaroche, France

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Boukamp, Tonnis NMI 1Lt O-026182 MIA, KIA
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Wing, Jeong Shew S/Sgt 18158622 MIA, POW, RTD
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Colosimo, Russell Joseph S/Sgt 33181528 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD

A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Nickname of A/C: "Dorlinda"

Moderate to intense flak at the target cost us two planes, both flown by our original crews from the States. ... Lt Tonnis Boukamp's plane was also hit, but in both engines. With both engines on fire, the plane was last seen falling away in a gentle glide, still under control on a southwesterly heading, 8 miles southwest of the target. No chutes were seen. ... Lt Boukamp's gunners were Staff Sergeants Russell J. Colosimo and Jeong S. Wing.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 148 for additional details