9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 13152

March 18, 1945, Sunday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 41-39361 (Douglas A-26B-30-DL Invader)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 668th Bomb Sq

Mission # 239; Box: I; Flight: 1; Position: 3; A/C Fuselage Code: 5H-M

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Crashed

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

Location: Worms, Germany

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Kenny, James Patrick 1Lt O-691368 MIA, KIA
Gunner Sittarich, John Joseph S/Sgt 37573540 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD

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

Four planes were presumed to be lost to flak when they failed to return to base. The planes went down in the vicinity of the PPF IP, northeast of the town of Bingen. Two planes went down in the vicinity of the target. ... No chutes were seen to emerge from any of the planes that were lost. The crews are all listed as MIA. ... #261 received direct hits in the left engine between the PPF I.P. and the target. It was last seen disintegrating and in flames, going down at a undetermined point. Lt J.P. Kenny and S/Sgt J.J. Sittarich were the crew.
(416th BG History 1945)

See Mission # 239 for additional details