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416th Bombardment Group (L)

Mission # 62 -- May 29, 1944, Monday AM

Achiet, France

Airdrome (S.1620)

 

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Summary of Operations

Field Order        : 57-335
OpRep #            : 59
Nature of Mission  : Bombing
Mission Status     : Attacked
Bombing Altitude   : 10,500 - 11,000 feet
Take-off Time      : 1014
Time Over Target   : 1155
Landing Time       : 1329
Duration (Hrs:Min) : 3:15
 

Place of Take-Off  : AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England
A/C Dispatched     : 36 Total -- 30 A-20G's, 6 A-20J's
Target Number      : Z 370
Illustration       : S 1620/4
Illustration Ref   : 088056, 068069 - 1 Box Each
Summary of Results : Box 1 - Good Box 2 - Excellent

Primary Target Latitude/Longitude: 50.10292,2.80812 (50° 6' 11" N, 2° 48' 29" 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




Loading List 2

Loading List 2, Box II





Mission Loading Lists Transcription

Mission # 62 -- May 29, 1944, Monday AM
Achiet, France -- Airdrome (S.1620)

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                   
  43-10125  5H-M  A-20J
  Maj Price, R.F.
  Lt Hand, A.R.
  S/Sgt McCreery, J.E.
  S/Sgt Sylva, H.J.
  2  670th                   
  43-9439  F6-J  A-20J
  Capt Jackson, C.R.
  Lt Maltby, A.H.
  S/Sgt Riley, R.K.
  S/Sgt Bonamo, A.J.
  3  668th                   
  43-9907  5H-O  A-20G
  Lt Poindexter, R.D.
  T/Sgt Robbins, L.G.
  S/Sgt Simpson, D.H.
 
  4  668th                   
  43-9195  5H-D  A-20G
  Lt Bartmus, G.F.
  S/Sgt Orr, J.R.
  S/Sgt Burch, R.W.
 
  5  668th                   
  43-9745  5H-I  A-20G
  Lt Lesher, R.D.
  S/Sgt Hedrick, H.R.
  S/Sgt Antanaitis, A.J.
 
  6  668th                   
  43-10226  5H-E  A-20G
  Lt Ritchie, S.B.
  S/Sgt Anderson, E.A.
  S/Sgt Newkirk, A.W.
 

Box I -- Flight II
  1  670th                   
  43-9452  F6-Q  A-20J
  Capt Hulse, D.A.
  Lt Conte, R.
  S/Sgt Allred, F.D.
  Sgt Stephens, D.W.
  2  670th                   
  43-9224  F6-E  A-20G
  Lt Monroe, H.A.
  S/Sgt Kidd, W.L.
  S/Sgt Risko, S.
 
  3  670th                   
  43-9750  F6-M  A-20G
  Lt Ostrander, W.B.
  S/Sgt Wilson, J.E.
  S/Sgt Binney, I.
 
  4  670th                   
  43-9227  F6-F  A-20G
  Lt Rooney, R.J.
  S/Sgt McCleary, H.M.
  S/Sgt DiNapoli, S.F.
 
  5  670th                   
  43-9217  F6-D  A-20G
  Lt Leonard, T.J.
  S/Sgt Evans, O.D.
  S/Sgt Palmer, T.A.
 
  6  670th                   
  43-10157  F6-P  A-20G
  Lt Shea, D.F.
  S/Sgt Lee, R.E.
  S/Sgt Falk, F.G.
 

Box I -- Flight III
  1  671st                   
  43-9951  5C-P  A-20G
  Lt DeMand, F.W.
  S/Sgt Troyer, R.J.
  S/Sgt Middleton, C.W.
 
  2  671st                   
  43-9493  5C-V  A-20G
  Lt Adams, J.D.
  S/Sgt Clearman, P.L.
  Sgt Zeikus, A.J.
 
  3  671st                   
  43-9219  5C-D  A-20G
  Lt Andrews, H.D.
  S/Sgt Cook, G.M.
  S/Sgt Werley, E.R.
 
  4  671st                   
  43-9363  5C-L  A-20G
  Lt Hixon, S.M.
  T/Sgt Larronde, F.H.
  S/Sgt Lempka, H.A.
 
  5  671st                   
  43-10164  5C-I  A-20G
  Lt York, R.W.
  S/Sgt Wilds, H.J.
  Sgt Ashton, L.A.
 
  6  671st                   
  43-10214  5C-C  A-20G
  Lt Morehouse, R.C.
  Sgt Zygiel, L.A.
  Sgt Burgess, A.J.
 

Box I
  SPARE  670th               
  43-10211  F6-O  A-20G
  Lt Harrold, F.J.
  S/Sgt Griffin, E.L.
  Sgt Maziasz, C.W.
 
                                                           


Box II -- Flight I
  1  671st                   
  43-9914  5C-X  A-20J
  Lt Osborne, A.E.
  Lt Forma, W.
  S/Sgt Coe, W.H.
  S/Sgt Kelly, E.E.
  2  671st                   
  43-9645  5C-R  A-20J
  Lt Marzolf, L.A.
  Lt Basnett, R.J.
  S/Sgt Wellin, H.E.
  S/Sgt Kutzer, L.G.
  3  668th                   
  43-9194  5H-C  A-20G
  Lt Peede, L.G.
  S/Sgt Hibbs, C.L.
  S/Sgt Sieg, B.C.
 
  4  668th                   
  43-10210  5H-Q  A-20G
  Lt Meagher, J.F.
  S/Sgt Perkins, H.
  Sgt Newell, S.P.
 
  5  668th                   
  43-9684  5H-K  A-20G
  Lt Kreh, E.B.
  Sgt Shelton, E.
  S/Sgt Schenck, D.R.
 
  6  668th                   
  43-9360  5H-S  A-20G
  Lt Nikas, A.P.
  Sgt Scott, G.W.
  Sgt Smith, H.W.
 

Box II -- Flight II
  1  669th                   
  43-10135  2A-T  A-20J
  Lt Sommers, H.L.
  Lt McQuade, R.J.
  S/Sgt Rogers, J.L., Jr.
  S/Sgt Fleischman, G.I.
  2  669th                   
  43-9673  2A-I  A-20G
  Lt Dontas, P.
  S/Sgt Fields, W.E.
  S/Sgt Nielsen, A.L.
 
  3  669th                   
  43-9181  2A-A  A-20G
  Lt Land, W.H.
  S/Sgt Alden, S.F.
  S/Sgt Ballinger, R.L.
 
  4  669th                   
  43-9961  2A-E  A-20G
  Lt Street, M.S.
  S/Sgt Prindle, C.A.
  S/Sgt Epps, E.T.
 
  5  669th                   
  43-9189  2A-P  A-20G
  Col Aylesworth, T.R.
  T/Sgt Kelly, W.J.
  S/Sgt Ferguson, W.G.
 
  6  669th                   
  43-9202  2A-B  A-20G
  Lt Smith, J.F.
  Sgt Vafiadis, C.
  Sgt Hoffman, R.C.
  [Not Airborne]
 

Box II -- Flight III
  1  669th                   
  43-9840  2A-V  A-20G
  Lt Morton, R.J.
  S/Sgt LaNave, O.D.
  S/Sgt Citty, F.M.
 
  2  669th                   
  43-9743  2A-W  A-20G
  Lt Siggs, W.C.
  S/Sgt Nicks, R.W.
  S/Sgt Radlich, N.
 
  3  669th                   
  43-10148  2A-H  A-20G
  Lt Shainberg, N.V.
  Sgt Sabadosh, J.W.
  Sgt Floyd, C.F.
  [Not Airborne]
 
  4  671st                   
  43-9711  5C-M  A-20G
  Lt Peck, W.A.
  S/Sgt Bergeron, A.E.
  S/Sgt Kelton, H.E.
 
  5  671st                   
  43-9220  5C-E  A-20G
  Lt Connor, J.S.
  Sgt Rodgers, H.C.
  Sgt VanDuyne, J.E.
 
  6  671st                   
  43-9221  5C-F  A-20G
  Lt Vleghels, A.J.
  Sgt Rice, R.W.
  Sgt Young, C.E.
 

Box II
  SPARE  668th               
  43-9963  5H-N  A-20G
  Lt Downing, W.E.
  S/Sgt Dickenson, E.S.
  Sgt Hornbeck, K.E.
 
                                                           



Group and Unit Histories

Mission # 62 -- May 29, 1944, Monday AM
Achiet, France -- Airdrome (S.1620)


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

Continuing the excellent work, 36 planes dropped 35 tons of bombs on the Achiet airdrome with good to excellent results. The bombs hit a hanger and a fuel dump. Major Price and Lt Osborne led the two boxes.


"Attack Bombers, We Need You! A History of the 416th Bomb Group"
Ralph Conte
Page 82

Mission #62 - 29 May - Achiet Airdrome. Major Price and Lt. Hand, BN and Lts. Osborne and Forma led boxes. Lts. Marzolf and Basnett, BN and Captain Hulse with Lt. Conte, BN, led flights with excellent results reported. P-41s circled the formations and no flak was reported.


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

From May 23rd to May 30th, the squadron flew a total of ninety-eight sorties on missions to attack the Beaumont-LeRoger airdrome; the Abbeville-Drucat airdrome; the Monchy-Breton airdrome; the Beauvais- Tille airdrome; the Amiens marshalling yards; the Bruges-St Michiel Naval Radar Direction Finder Station in Belgium; the Vacqueriette Noball site; the Behen Noball site; the Achiet airdrome and the Denain-Prouby airdrome.

Lt Crispino was awarded the Purple Heart for the injuries sustained on the 19th, and Sgt Zaklikiewicz for wounds sustained on May 26th.

The Stars and Strips carried an article on May 24th, which concerned the group. In the story about veteran gunners of other campaigns of this war, S/Sgt Riley and S/Sgt Kidd of our unit, received credit due them for previous operational experience. (See Exhibit # 19 attached.)

Lt Maltby received his promotion to 1st Lt on May 22nd.


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