9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 12448

February 16, 1945, Friday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 41-39321 (Douglas A-26B-25-DL Invader)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 671st Bomb Sq

Mission # 206; Box: I; Flight: 3; Position: 5; A/C Fuselage Code: F6-V

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Presumed Crashed

Point Of Departure: A-69 Laon/Athies, France

Location: Kamen Area, Germany

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Wilson, Harold James F/O T-190787 MIA, KIA
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Berkes, Earl Fredrick Sgt 16111527 MIA, POW, RMC, EUS

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

Going in on the bomb run, the plane flown by F/O H.D. Wilson, with Sgt E.F. Berkes gunner, was seen to nose up and then start downward, still under control. It went into the clouds at 6,000 feet and has not been heard from since.
(416th BG History 1945)

See Mission # 206 for additional details