9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 11517

January 1, 1945, Monday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 41-39227 (Douglas A-26B-20-DL Invader)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 670th Bomb Sq

Mission # 180; Box: I; Flight: SPECIAL; Position: 5; A/C Fuselage Code: F6-F

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Presumed Crashed

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

Location: P-6680

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Murphy, Thomas Andrew 1Lt O-765045 MIA, KIA
Gunner O'Connell, Lawrence William S/Sgt 17159973 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD

A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Airplane hit by Flak. Last seen going down under control at P 6680.

One plane, piloted by Lt T.A. Murphy, with Staff Sergeant L.W. O'Connell as gunner, was lost. It was last seen leaving the formation in the vicinity of the target, going down in a glide. One chute was seen.
(416th BG History 1945)

See Mission # 180 for additional details