9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 13153

March 18, 1945, Sunday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-22521 (Douglas A-26C-20-DT Invader)

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

Mission # 239; Box: II; Flight: 1; Position: 2; A/C Fuselage Code: 2A-N

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Crashed

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

Location: Worms Comm Center, Ger.

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Cornell, Ross Harold Jr. 1Lt O-730870 MIA, POW, RMC
Bombardier/Navigator Enman, Roland Ernest 2Lt O-688692 MIA, KIA
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Carter, Ashton Ellsworth S/Sgt 11014823 MIA, KIA

A/C Information not Available. 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. ... #521 received a direct hit on the turn off the target. Both engines were smoking and it was losing altitude but apparently under control. It might have been the plane seen to hit the ground near Johannisberg. After flames broke out in the right engine nacelle, the right wing broke off about 3,000 feet above the ground. The crew included Lt R.H. Cornell, Lt R.E. Enman, and S/Sgt A. Carter.
(416th BG History 1945)

See Mission # 239 for additional details