9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Mission # 121 -- August 10, 1944, Thursday AM

Foret De Roumare, France

Ammunition Dump

 

WWII-Medal

Previous Mission # 120            Mission List            Next Mission # 122

Return to Table of Contents



Summary of Operations

Field Order        : 170-480
OpRep #            : 132
Nature of Mission  : Bombing
Mission Status     : No Attack
Take-off Time      : 0941
Time Over Target   : 1148
Landing Time       : 1317
Duration (Hrs:Min) : 3:36

Place of Take-Off  : AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England
A/C Dispatched     : 39 Total -- 32 A-20G's, 7 A-20J's
Target Number      : 4900/G/2
Illustration       : 4900/46
Illustration Ref   : 021099
Secondary Target   : No Alternate Targets Authorized
Summary of Results : No attack due to 10/10 cloud cover over entire target area.

Primary Target Latitude/Longitude: 49.43583,0.98687 (49° 26' 9" N, 0° 59' 13" E)
(Latitude/Longitude based on Google Maps, Visual match to Strike Photo)
(See Latitude/Longitude Coordinates and Target Identifiers for more information.)


Loading List 1

Loading List 1, Box I
(Note:  Nine Aircraft and Crews also Designated Window Mission)



Loading List 2

Loading List 2, Box II
(Note:  Six Aircraft and Crews also Designated Window Missions)


Loading List 3

Loading List 3, Window Mission




Mission Loading Lists Transcription

Mission # 121 -- August 10, 1944, Thursday AM
Foret De Roumare, France -- Ammunition Dump

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  668th                   
  43-9444  5H-J  A-20J
  Maj Price, R.F.
  Lt Hand, A.R.
  S/Sgt Shelton, E.
  S/Sgt Schenck, D.R.
  2  670th                   
  43-9209  F6-K  A-20G
  Lt Andersen, C.J.
  Sgt Euga, P.G.
  Sgt Schafer, E.L.
 
  3  668th                   
  43-21480  5H-B  A-20G
  Lt Hill, L.E.
  Sgt Fetko, C.
  Sgt Brown, D.M.
 
  4  668th                   
  43-10176  5H-T  A-20G
  Lt Bartmus, G.F.
  S/Sgt Orr, J.R.
  S/Sgt Sylva, H.J.
  [Window]
 
  5  669th                   
  43-9961  2A-E  A-20G
  Lt Montrose, J.H.
  Sgt Gandy, R.S.
  Sgt Felkel, J.W.
  [Window]
 
  6  668th                   
  43-21760  5H-Z  A-20G
  Lt Parker, P.E.
  Sgt Galloway, A.F.
  Sgt Kochan, S.
  [Window]
 

Box I -- Flight II
  1  669th                   
  43-9442  2A-D  A-20J
  Lt Huff, M.J.
  Lt Kupits, J.
  Sgt Clark, R.A.
  Sgt Basford, F.P.
  2  669th                   
  43-9900  2A-Q  A-20G
  Lt Smith, J.F.
  S/Sgt Vafiadis, C.
  S/Sgt Hoffman, R.C.
 
  3  669th                   
  43-10159  2A-G  A-20G
  Lt Allen, J.F., Jr.
  Sgt Getgen, L.R.
  Sgt Veazey, C.W.
 
  4  669th                   
  43-9929  2A-C  A-20G
  Lt MacManus, P.F.E.
  S/Sgt Rogers, J.L., Jr.
  S/Sgt Fleischman, G.I.
  [Window]
 
  5  669th                   
  43-9181  2A-A  A-20G
  Lt Connor, J.S.
  S/Sgt Rodgers, H.C.
  S/Sgt VanDuyne, J.E.
  [Window]
 
  6  669th                   
  43-21767  2A-N  A-20G
  Lt Siggs, W.C.
  S/Sgt Cheney, M.W.
  Sgt Reiter, G.E.
  [Window]
 

Box I -- Flight III
  1  670th                   
  43-9452  F6-Q  A-20J
  Capt Jackson, C.R.
  Lt Maltby, A.H.
  Sgt Burns, D.E.
  Sgt Daniel, W.J.
  2  670th                   
  43-9387  F6-H  A-20G
  Lt McGlohn, C.L.
  S/Sgt Moran, J.W.
  S/Sgt Driskill, P.B.
 
  3  670th                   
  43-21759  F6-G  A-20G
  Lt Nordstrom, A.W.
  S/Sgt Gossett, J.D.
  S/Sgt Riley, R.K.
 
  4  670th                   
  43-9227  F6-F  A-20G
  Lt Hillerman, J.P.
  Sgt Paules, E.F.
  Sgt Martinez, L.
  [Window]
 
  5  670th                   
  43-9674  F6-R  A-20G
  Lt Barausky, P.P.
  Sgt Hall, M.
  Sgt Wilson, B.R.
  [Window]
 
  6  670th                   
  43-9224  F6-E  A-20G
  Lt Sewell, J.C.
  Sgt Hummer, J.A.
  Sgt Sampson, D.A.
  [Window]
 

Box I
  SPARE  670th               
  43-9380  F6-N  A-20G
  Lt Sparling, J.R.
  Sgt Shaw, C.L.
  S/Sgt Leahigh, L.L.
  [Not Airborne]
 
                                                           


Box II -- Flight I
  1  668th                   
  43-21717  5H-P  A-20J
  Capt McNulty, G.M.
  Lt Bursiel, F.H.
  S/Sgt Fejes, J.A.
  S/Sgt Judd, E.R.
  2  669th                   
  43-9376  2A-O  A-20G
  Lt Harris, F.W.
  S/Sgt Wolber, R.A.
  S/Sgt Damico, E.A.
  [No Sortie Landed on A15 Ship & Crew OK]
 
  3  668th                   
  43-9195  5H-D  A-20G
  Lt Colquitt, J.K.
  Sgt Spadoni, J.K.
  Sgt Noteriani, F.
 
  4  668th                   
  43-10150  5H-N  A-20G
  Lt Mish, C.C.
  S/Sgt Clark, C.J.
  S/Sgt Chustz, R.F.
  [Window]
 
  5  668th                   
  43-21764  5H-X  A-20G
  Lt Cannon, L.E.
  Sgt Robinson, J.W.
  Sgt Brzezinski, E.P.
  [Window]
 
  6  670th                   
  43-9892  F6-L  A-20G
  Lt McCready, T.D.
  S/Sgt Raines, D.E.
  Sgt Bentzler, D.H.
  [Window]
 

Box II -- Flight II
  1  671st                   
  43-9645  5C-R  A-20J
  Lt Wheeler, R.V.
  Lt Arrington, H.T.
  S/Sgt Johnson, K.L.
  S/Sgt Czech, J.L.
  2  671st                   
  43-10165  5C-H  A-20G
  Lt Merchant, W.A.
  S/Sgt Brown, K.P.
  S/Sgt Harp, C.J.
 
  3  671st                   
  43-10214  5C-C  A-20G
  Lt Zubon, M.
  T/Sgt Tanner, J.R.L.
  S/Sgt Russell, W.C.
 
  4  671st                   
  43-9925  5C-G  A-20G
  Lt Smith, R.H.
  S/Sgt Brower, J.S.
  S/Sgt Mahoney, R.J.
  [Window]
 
  5  671st                   
  43-9937  5C-B  A-20G
  Lt Gary, J.C.
  Sgt Schoen, A.E.
  Sgt Cheuvront, R.W.
  [Window]
 
  6  671st                   
  43-9219  5C-D  A-20G
  Lt Murray, T.J.
  S/Sgt DeBower, D.H.
  S/Sgt Jones, R.J.
  [Window]
 

Box II -- Flight III
  1  671st                   
  43-21711  5C-S  A-20J
  Lt Marzolf, L.A.
  Lt Beck, J.T.
  S/Sgt Wellin, H.E.
  S/Sgt Kutzer, L.G.
  2  671st                   
  43-9956  5C-Z  A-20G
  Lt Lackovich, J.J.
  Sgt Connery, T.
  Sgt Barry, R.M.
 
  3  671st                   
  43-9951  5C-P  A-20G
  Lt Miller, J.H.
  S/Sgt Schrom, R.G.
  S/Sgt Galender, J.
 
  4  671st                   
  43-9719  5C-J  A-20G
  Lt Perkins, R.D.
  S/Sgt Sherry, V.N.
  S/Sgt Linneman, R.H.
 
  5  671st                   
  43-9221  5C-F  A-20G
  Lt York, R.W.
  S/Sgt Wilds, H.J.
  S/Sgt Ashton, L.A.
 
  6  671st                   
  43-9714  5C-N  A-20G
  Lt Henderson, F.W.
  S/Sgt Griswold, R.M.
  S/Sgt Coulombe, P.E.
 

Box II
  SPARE  669th               
  43-9368  2A-K  A-20G
  Lt Hall, E.P.
  Sgt Sharp, R.P.
  Sgt Carstens, R.W.
  [Returned Early as Briefed No Sortie]
 
                                                           


Box III -- Flight I (WINDOW)
  1  669th                   
  43-9450  2A-S  A-20J
  Lt DeMun, E.E.
  Lt McQuade, R.J.
  S/Sgt Rosenstein, M.
  S/Sgt Carney, H.O.
  2  669th                   
  43-9840  2A-V  A-20G
  Lt Peck, W.A.
  S/Sgt Bergeron, A.E.
  S/Sgt Kelton, H.E.
 
  3  670th                   
  43-10211  F6-O  A-20G
  Lt Adams, J.D.
  S/Sgt Zeikus, A.J.
  S/Sgt Clearman, P.L.
 



Group and Unit Histories

Mission # 121 -- August 10, 1944, Thursday AM
Foret De Roumare, France -- Ammunition Dump


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

For the third day running, our planes took advantage of the good weather and flew two missions. This was on the 10th. In the morning, Major Price and Capt. McNulty led the two boxes in an attack on the Foret du Romare ammunition dump. The weather over the target was bad, however, so that no bombs were dropped. That afternoon bad weather again caused our planes to bring their [bombs back from] an attack on the Lu Londe de Louge ammunition dump. Capt. [Huff, Lt. Kupits,] B-N, and Capt. Morton, Lt. Moore, B-N, led the two boxes. [Shortly after he had] taken off, the left engine of Lt. J.P. Kenny's plane [failed and Lt. Kenny] crash landed the plane which was washed out. Although [Lt. Kenny suffered no] injuries, his two gunners, Sergeants J.K. Spadoni and F. [Noteriani were] seriously injured and were confined to the hospital.


"Attack Bombers, We Need You! A History of the 416th Bomb Group"
Ralph Conte
Page 130

Mission #121 - 10 August - AM - Foret de Romare Ammunition Dump. Leading the boxes were Major Price and Lt. Hand, BN, Box I with Captain McNulty and Lt. Burseil, BN, on Box II. Lts. Wheeler and Arrington, BN, Lts. Marzolf and Beck, BN and Captain Hulse and Lt. Conte, BN led flights. - Clouds moved in over the target, the mission was recalled.


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

In the morning of the 10th, Capt Huff led the first box of a formation attacking the Foret du Roumare ammunition dump. The weather over the target was bad, however, so that no bombs were dropped. That afternoon bad weather caused our planes to bring their bombs back from an attack on the La Londe de Louge ammunition dump. Capt. Huff and Capt Morton led the two boxes.


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

On August 10th Major Meng left the squadron to become Deputy Group Commander. His departure was keenly felt by all, but we were pleased to see him given due recognition that the advancement carried with it. Major Lloyd F. Dunn came from the 671st Squadron to take command.

Two missions were flown on this date against ammunition dumps at the Foret de Roumare and La Londe de Louge, but no bombs were dropped due to a heavy overcast. Fifteen of our crews were on these two missions.




[August 10, 1944], HQ Twelfth Army Group situation map

Map showing Western Allies and Axis troop position details in Western Europe
as of approximately 1200 hours, August 10, 1944
World War II Military Situation Maps Collection
Library of Congress


Previous Mission # 120            Mission List            Next Mission # 122

Return to Table of Contents