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416th Bombardment Group (L)

Mission # 47 -- May 13, 1944, Saturday AM

Beauvais/Tille, France

Airdrome (S.804)



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Summary of Operations

Field Order        : 40-313
OpRep #            : 43
Nature of Mission  : Bombing
Mission Status     : Attacked
Bombing Altitude   : 11,000 - 13,100 feet
Take-off Time      : 1039
Time Over Target   : 1220
Landing Time       : 1347
Duration (Hrs:Min) : 3:08

Place of Take-Off  : AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England
A/C Dispatched     : 42 Total -- 35 A-20G's, 7 A-20J's
Target Number      : Z 154
Illustration       : S 804/6
Illustration Ref   : 014065
Summary of Results : Box 1 - Excellent Box 2 - Fair Box 3 - Fair

Primary Target Latitude/Longitude: 49.45450,2.11084 (49° 27' 16" N, 2° 6' 39" E)
(Latitude/Longitude based on Google Maps, Selected Airport near Town center - Beauvais/Tille, France)
(See Latitude/Longitude Coordinates and Target Identifiers for more information.)

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Route Map

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Loading List

Loading List 1, Box I

Loading List

Loading List 2, Box II

Loading List

Loading List 3, Box III

Missing Air Crew Reports, Aircraft Accident Reports, and other incidents

         Date          Report

Serial #
Location Personnel (Status when available)
May 13, 1944
No_Report   43-9360
47 668 Peede, Loring G. (Not Injured)
Hibbs, Charles L. (Not Injured)
Daugherty, Lewis M. (WIA)

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Mission Loading Lists Transcription

Mission # 47 -- May 13, 1944, Saturday AM
Beauvais/Tille, France -- Airdrome (S.804)

Included are Box, Flight and Position; Bomb Squadron; Aircraft Serial Number, Fuselage Code and Model; and Crew Members
transcribed from individual mission Loading List documents by Chris and Mary Adams and Carl Sgamboti.
Some information, such as Squadron, Serial Number, etc. has been expanded from other documents.

Box I -- Flight I
  1  669th                   
  43-10135  2A-T  A-20J
  Maj Campbell, M.W.
  Lt Palin, W.H.
  S/Sgt Fleischman, G.I.
  S/Sgt Rogers, J.L., Jr.
  2  669th                   
  43-9450  2A-S  A-20J
  Capt Huff, M.J.
  Lt Kupits, J.
  S/Sgt Thompson, J.B.
  S/Sgt Hatch, H.F.
  3  669th                   
  43-9900  2A-Q  A-20G
  Lt Behlmer, R.L.
  T/Sgt Kelly, W.J.
  S/Sgt Ferguson, W.G.
  4  669th                   
  43-9717  2A-N  A-20G
  Lt Connor, J.S.
  Sgt Rodgers, H.C.
  Sgt VanDuyne, J.E.
  5  669th                   
  43-9679  2A-R  A-20G
  Lt Street, M.S.
  S/Sgt Prindle, C.A.
  S/Sgt Epps, E.T.
  6  669th                   
  43-9983  2A-J  A-20G
  Lt Hewes, H.E., Jr.
  S/Sgt Kasper, J.F.
  S/Sgt Boyer, H.E.

Box I -- Flight II
  1  671st                   
  43-9914  5C-X  A-20J
  Lt Marzolf, L.A.
  Lt Basnett, R.J.
  S/Sgt Wellin, H.E.
  S/Sgt Kutzer, L.G.
  2  671st                   
  43-9393  5C-K  A-20G
  Lt Wheeler, R.V.
  S/Sgt Brower, J.S.
  S/Sgt Corrin, E.
  3  671st                   
  43-9220  5C-E  A-20G
  Lt Perkins, R.D.
  S/Sgt Sherry, V.N.
  S/Sgt Linneman, R.H.
  4  671st                   
  43-9493  5C-V  A-20G
  Lt Cole, H.P.
  S/Sgt Chvatal, F.R.
  S/Sgt Fandre, B.G.

Box I -- Flight III
  1  671st                   
  43-9221  5C-F  A-20G
  Lt DeMand, F.W.
  S/Sgt Middleton, C.W.
  Sgt Troyer, R.J.
  2  671st                   
  43-9937  5C-B  A-20G
  Lt Durante, A.R.
  S/Sgt Best, H.T.
  S/Sgt DeGiusti, I.R.
  3  671st                   
  43-10165  5C-H  A-20G
  Lt Zubon, M.
  T/Sgt Tanner, J.R.L.
  S/Sgt Russell, W.C.
  4  669th                   
  43-9214  2A-C  A-20G
  Lt Hixon, S.M.
  T/Sgt Larronde, F.H.
  S/Sgt Lempka, H.A.

Box II -- Flight I
  1  670th                   
  43-9455  F6-T  A-20J
  Capt McNulty, G.M.
  Lt Bursiel, F.H.
  S/Sgt White, H.E.
  S/Sgt Addleman, R.F.
  2  670th                   
  43-9439  F6-J  A-20J
  Capt Jackson, C.R.
  Lt Maltby, A.H.
  S/Sgt Stobert, R.F.
  S/Sgt Glynn, F.P.
  3  670th                   
  43-9696  F6-G  A-20G
  Lt Shea, D.F.
  S/Sgt Lee, R.E.
  Sgt Falk, F.G.
  4  670th                   
  43-9892  F6-L  A-20G
  Lt Harrold, F.J.
  S/Sgt Griffin, E.L.
  S/Sgt Maziasz, C.W.
  5  670th                   
  43-9209  F6-K  A-20G
  Lt Sewell, J.C.
  S/Sgt Allred, F.D.
  Sgt Stephens, D.W.
  6  670th                   
  43-9689  F6-I  A-20G
  Lt Leonard, T.J.
  S/Sgt Evans, O.D.
  Sgt Palmer, T.A.

Box II -- Flight II
  1  670th                   
  43-9200  F6-A  A-20G
  Lt Rudisill, R.S.
  S/Sgt Riley, R.K.
  S/Sgt Bonamo, A.J.
  2  669th                   
  43-9211  2A-C  A-20G
  Lt Nordstrom, A.W.
  S/Sgt Gossett, J.D.
  S/Sgt Miller, R.L.
  3  670th                   
  43-9227  F6-F  A-20G
  Lt McBride, L.R.
  Pvt McKee, J.
  S/Sgt Eutsler, R.
  4  670th                   
  43-9978  F6-S  A-20G
  Lt Ostrander, W.B.
  S/Sgt Wilson, J.E.
  S/Sgt Binney, I.

Box II -- Flight III
  1  669th                   
  43-9376  2A-O  A-20G
  Lt Morton, R.J.
  S/Sgt LaNave, O.D.
  S/Sgt Citty, F.M.
  2  669th                   
  43-9189  2A-P  A-20G
  Lt Gullion, A.W.
  S/Sgt Coffey, G.L.
  S/Sgt Cope, G.F.
  3  669th                   
  43-9743  2A-W  A-20G
  Lt Dontas, P.
  S/Sgt Nielsen, A.L.
  S/Sgt Fields, W.E.
  4  670th                   
  43-9380  F6-N  A-20G
  Lt Johnson, E.L.
  S/Sgt Donahue, W.J.
  S/Sgt Brayn, M.R.

Box III -- Flight I
  1  668th                   
  43-9444  5H-J  A-20J
  Lt Osborne, A.E.
  Lt Forma, W.
  S/Sgt Kelly, E.E.
  S/Sgt Coe, W.H.
  2  668th                   
  43-10125  5H-M  A-20J
  Capt Prentiss, R.B.
  Lt Lytle, W.M.
  S/Sgt Perkins, H.
  T/Sgt Robbins, L.G.
  3  668th                   
  43-9182  5H-B  A-20G
  Lt Miracle, R.V.
  S/Sgt Sieg, B.C.
  S/Sgt Burkhalter, J.C.
  4  668th                   
  43-9684  5H-K  A-20G
  Lt Meagher, J.F.
  S/Sgt Damico, E.A.
  Sgt Hantske, D.
  5  668th                   
  43-9360  5H-S  A-20G
  Lt Peede, L.G.
  S/Sgt Hibbs, C.L.
  S/Sgt Daugherty, L.M.
  6  668th                   
  43-9362  5H-L  A-20G
  Lt Downing, W.E.
  S/Sgt Dickenson, E.S.
  Sgt Hornbeck, K.E.

Box III -- Flight II
  1  669th                   
  43-9840  2A-V  A-20G
  Lt Siracusa, L.J.
  S/Sgt Hume, J.N.
  S/Sgt Brown, F.E.
  2  669th                   
  43-9390  2A-G  A-20G
  Lt Kreh, E.B.
  S/Sgt Schenck, D.R.
  Sgt Shelton, E.
  3  669th                   
  43-9181  2A-A  A-20G
  Lt Bartmus, G.F.
  S/Sgt Flacks, F.L.
  S/Sgt Adair, F.L.
  4  668th                   
  43-9701  5H-H  A-20G
  Maj Napier, J.G.
  S/Sgt Antanaitis, A.J.
  S/Sgt Hedrick, H.R.

Box III -- Flight III
  1  671st                   
  43-9225  5C-G  A-20G
  Lt Platter, E.T.
  S/Sgt Johnson, K.L.
  S/Sgt Czech, J.L.
  2  671st                   
  43-9219  5C-D  A-20G
  Lt Andrews, H.D.
  S/Sgt Cook, G.M.
  S/Sgt Werley, E.R.
  3  671st                   
  43-9951  5C-P  A-20G
  Lt Adams, J.D.
  S/Sgt Clearman, P.L.
  Sgt Zeikus, A.J.
  4  670th                   
  43-9680  F6-R  A-20G
  Lt Atkinson, P.G.
  Sgt Swafford, J.O.
  S/Sgt Glynn, P.F.

Group and Unit Histories

Mission # 47 -- May 13, 1944, Saturday AM
Beauvais/Tille, France -- Airdrome (S.804)

"416th Bombardment Group (L) - Group History 1944"
Transcribed from USAF Archives

Going out again on the 13th, 42 aircraft in three boxes attacked the airdrome at Beauvais-Tille. The first box, led by Major Campbell, with Lt Palin, B-N, scored excellent results. The other two boxes, led by Captain McNulty and Lt Osborne, with Lts Bursiel and Forma as bombardiernavigators, were not quite as accurate. One large hanger was hit and several other installations severely damaged.

"Attack Bombers, We Need You! A History of the 416th Bomb Group"
Ralph Conte
Pages 76 - 77

Mission #47 - 13 May - Beauvais-Tille Airdrome. This was a three box mission with 42 aircraft, with boxes led by Major Campbell and Lt. Palin, BN, Captain McNulty and Lt. Burseil, BN, and Lt. Osborne and Lt. Forma, BN. The first box rated an excellent in their aim, the other two were not as fortunate. However, a huge hanger was hit as were several other buildings. Although heavy flak greeted the formation, no serious damage was inflicted on the planes, all returning safely. P-47s escorted them in and out.

Practice missions were planned due to weather preventing bombing attacks. The only excitement, if you want to call it that, was that Captain Hiram Conant, and that spark-plug, Lt. Gus Ebenstein, lost their 48 hours passes because they retracted up their wheels too soon after take-off. Thats a no-no, the authorities wanted those wheels down longer. Seems nobody can have any fun anymore, but the only person they could talk to were the Chaplain, because their story fell on other deaf ears.

"669th Bombardment Squadron (L) History"
Transcription from USAF Archives

Four days later, the Campbell-Palin team did it again scoring excellent results against the Beauvais/Tille Airdrome.

"670th Bombardment Squadron (L) History"
Transcription from USAF Archives

The next day the Beauvvais-Tille airdrome was hit, with twelve crews taking part. 2d Lt's Brown, Hillerman and Monroe received promotions to 1st Lt.

"671st Bomb Squadron (L) Unit History"
Gordon Russell and Jim Kerns

After a four day recess the 416th Bomb Group reached a new bombing high, crossing the English Channel 11 times from May 7th thru May 13th to smash enemy installations in France and Belgium. The Havocs were out in force twice on the 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12th of May, while just once on the 13th. No mission was flown on May 10th because of poor weather.

Marshalling Yards, Airdromes and "No-Balls" were hit in the weeks operations which culminated in a great loss to the 671st Bomb Squadron.

Target: Beauvois-Fille Results: Good

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