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
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