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416th Bombardment Group (L)

Mission # 132 -- August 27, 1944, Sunday AM

Rouen, France

Ferrying Area



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Summary of Operations

Field Order        : 194-515
OpRep #            : 148
Nature of Mission  : Bombing
Mission Status     : Attacked
Bombing Altitude   : 12,000 feet
Take-off Time      : 1056
Time Over Target   : 1240
Landing Time       : 1412
Duration (Hrs:Min) : 3:16

Place of Take-Off  : AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England
A/C Dispatched     : 39 Total -- 31 A-20G's, 8 A-20J's
Illustration       : 4901E/38
Illustration Ref   : 024087, 026084, 029082, 032079, 036076, 040073
Summary of Results : Two flights did not attack due to weather, remaining results unobserved, no photo coverage.

Primary Target Latitude/Longitude: 49.43516,1.08666 (49° 26' 7" N, 1° 5' 12" E)
(Latitude/Longitude based on Google Maps, Selected point on penninsula in Rouen)
(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 Missions)

Loading List 2

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

Loading List 3

Loading List 3, Box III, Window Mission

Mission Loading Lists Transcription

Mission # 132 -- August 27, 1944, Sunday AM
Rouen, France -- Ferrying Area

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 Roberts, J.H.
  S/Sgt Naifeh, F.
  2  668th                   
  43-9195  5H-D  A-20G
  Lt Harris, F.W.
  S/Sgt Hantske, D.
  S/Sgt Damico, E.A.
  3  668th                   
  43-21764  5H-X  A-20G
  Lt Hill, L.E.
  S/Sgt Burch, R.W.
  S/Sgt Brown, D.M.
  4  668th                   
  43-9379  5H-G  A-20G
  Lt Downing, W.E.
  S/Sgt Dickenson, E.S.
  S/Sgt Hornbeck, K.E.
  5  668th                   
  43-9701  5H-H  A-20G
  Lt McCready, T.D.
  Sgt Lemonds, W.E.
  Sgt Fuehrer, W.F.
  6  669th                   
  43-9692  2A-M  A-20G
  Lt Montrose, J.H.
  Sgt Gandy, R.S.
  Sgt Felkel, J.W.

Box I -- Flight II
  1  669th                   
  43-9442  2A-D  A-20J
  Maj Napier, J.G.
  Lt Jones, C.W.
  Pvt Perkins, H.W.
  S/Sgt Hodgson, A.T.
  2  669th                   
  43-9743  2A-W  A-20G
  Lt Siggs, W.C.
  S/Sgt Nicks, R.W.
  S/Sgt Radlich, N.
  3  669th                   
  43-9181  2A-A  A-20G
  Lt Land, W.H.
  S/Sgt Alden, S.F.
  S/Sgt Ballinger, R.L.
  4  669th                   
  43-21483  2A-L  A-20G
  Lt Blomgren, J.E.
  Sgt Fleming, L.R.
  S/Sgt Bookach, M.
  5  669th                   
  43-21961  2A-P  A-20G
  Lt Smith, J.F.
  S/Sgt Vafiadis, C.
  S/Sgt Hoffman, R.C.
  6  669th                   
  43-9376  2A-O  A-20G
  Lt Hayter, E.R.
  S/Sgt Melchoir, F.E.
  S/Sgt Holloway, R.G.

Box I -- Flight III
  1  671st                   
  43-21711  5C-S  A-20J
  Capt Marzolf, L.A.
  Lt Beck, J.T.
  S/Sgt Wellin, H.E.
  S/Sgt Kutzer, L.G.
  2  671st                   
  43-9493  5C-V  A-20G
  Lt Ames, W.H.
  Sgt Fessler, H.S.
  Sgt Brown, R.J.
  3  671st                   
  43-9219  5C-D  A-20G
  Lt Andrews, H.D.
  S/Sgt Werley, E.R.
  Cpl Herr, R.E.
  4  671st                   
  43-9937  5C-B  A-20G
  Lt Durante, A.R.
  S/Sgt Best, H.T.
  S/Sgt DeGiusti, I.R.
  5  671st                   
  43-10214  5C-C  A-20G
  Lt Morehouse, R.C.
  S/Sgt Zygiel, L.A.
  S/Sgt Burgess, A.J.
  6  671st                   
  43-9711  5C-M  A-20G
  Lt Withington, D.L.
  Sgt Huss, C.F.
  Sgt McElhattan, L.D.

Box I
  SPARE  669th               
  43-21767  2A-N  A-20G
  Lt Poundstone, L.E.
  Sgt Burland, A.J.
  Sgt Heath, K.
  [Returned Early as Briefed No Sortie]

Box II -- Flight I
  1  668th                   
  43-21717  5H-P  A-20J
  Capt Osborne, A.E.
  Lt Forma, W.
  S/Sgt Newell, S.P.
  S/Sgt Lagerman, K.G.
  2  668th                   
  43-21819  5H-K  A-20G
  Lt Andersen, C.J.
  S/Sgt Euga, P.G.
  S/Sgt Schafer, E.L.
  3  668th                   
  43-9907  5H-O  A-20G
  Lt Peede, L.G.
  S/Sgt Hibbs, C.L.
  S/Sgt Daugherty, L.M.
  4  669th                   
  43-10190  2A-I  A-20G
  Lt Mish, C.C.
  S/Sgt Clark, C.J.
  S/Sgt Chustz, R.F.
  5  668th                   
  43-21760  5H-Z  A-20G
  Lt Colquitt, J.K.
  S/Sgt Raines, D.E.
  S/Sgt Fetko, C.
  6  671st                   
  43-9714  5C-N  A-20G
  Lt Parker, P.E.
  Sgt Galloway, A.F.
  Sgt Kochan, S.

Box II -- Flight II
  1  670th                   
  43-22063  F6-A  A-20J
  Capt Jackson, C.R.
  Lt Maltby, A.H.
  Sgt Burns, D.E.
  S/Sgt Daniel, W.J.
  2  670th                   
  43-9207  F6-B  A-20G
  Lt McBride, L.R.
  S/Sgt McKee, J.
  S/Sgt Eutsler, R.
  3  670th                   
  43-9224  F6-E  A-20G
  Lt Sewell, J.C.
  Sgt Hummer, J.A.
  S/Sgt Sampson, D.A.
  4  670th                   
  43-9905  F6-K  A-20G
  Lt Hillerman, J.P.
  Sgt Martinez, L.
  Sgt Paules, E.F.
  5  670th                   
  43-10211  F6-O  A-20G
  Lt Musgrove, W.
  Sgt Seighman, H.O.
  Sgt Licker, M.
  6  670th                   
  43-21810  F6-P  A-20G
  Lt Murphy, T.A.
  Sgt Ricketson, J.J.
  Sgt O'Connell, L.W.

Box II -- Flight III
  1  670th                   
  43-9455  F6-T  A-20J
  Capt Rudisill, R.S.
  Lt Joost, R.H.
  S/Sgt Bonamo, A.J.
  S/Sgt Riley, R.K.
  2  671st                   
  43-9914  5C-X  A-20J
  Lt Harrold, F.J.
  Lt Brewer, W.E.
  S/Sgt Griffin, E.L.
  S/Sgt Maziasz, C.W.
  3  670th                   
  43-9217  F6-D  A-20G
  Lt Leonard, T.J.
  Sgt Majewski, S.J.
  S/Sgt Donahue, W.J.
  4  670th                   
  43-21759  F6-G  A-20G
  Lt Nordstrom, A.W.
  S/Sgt Sienkiewicz, J.
  Sgt Belcas, J.O.
  5  670th                   
  43-9674  F6-R  A-20G
  Lt Popeney, H.
  Sgt Arnett, W.E.
  Sgt Candler, H.C.S.
  6  670th                   
  43-9380  F6-N  A-20G
  F/O Warren, J.R.
  Sgt Stroup, C.C.
  Sgt Turpin, S.J.

Box II
  SPARE  671st               
  43-9363  5C-L  A-20G
  Lt Gary, J.C.
  Sgt Cheuvront, R.W.
  Sgt Schoen, A.E.
  [Returned Early as Briefed No Sortie]

Box III -- Flight WINDOW
  1  668th                   
  43-10125  5H-M  A-20J
  Lt Shaefer, R.F.
  Lt Lytle, W.M.
  Sgt Dias, M.E.
  Sgt Nowosielski, H.J.
  2  668th                   
  43-9194  5H-C  A-20G
  Lt Lesher, R.D.
  S/Sgt Hedrick, H.R.
  Sgt Heitell, S.L.
  3  668th                   
  43-10210  5H-Q  A-20G
  Lt Miracle, R.V.
  S/Sgt Sieg, B.C.
  S/Sgt Burkhalter, J.C.

Group and Unit Histories

Mission # 132 -- August 27, 1944, Sunday AM
Rouen, France -- Ferrying Area

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

Again the 416th proved that it could do the job and do it well when they went back after the same target on the following day, the 27th. This time clouds, haze, and smoke again obscured the target so that two flights could not bomb. The other four, however, managed to pick up the target and dropped their frag clusters squarely on the target for four excellents.

"Attack Bombers, We Need You! A History of the 416th Bomb Group"
Ralph Conte
Page 135

Mission #132 - 27 August - Roeun Area. Major Price and Lt. Hand, BN took the lead of Box I with Lts. Osborne and Forma leading Box II. Captain Marzolf and Beck, BN led a flight. The 416th was one of seven Ninth Bomber Command Groups attacking this concentration of vehicles, tanks, and personnel, waiting to cross the Seine in boats. Again fragmentation bombs from our group, dropped through a thick haze, managed to destroy hundreds of vehicles.

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

Two more missions were flown on August 27th and 28th to round out the flying activities for the month. These attacks, in which 18 crews were from the 670th, were against the Rouen ferrying area and the Doullens fuel dumps.

[August 27, 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 27, 1944
World War II Military Situation Maps Collection
Library of Congress

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