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416th Bombardment Group (L)
A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation
Evaluation Mission # 2 -- September 10, 1944
386th Bomb Group Mission # 272
10 September 1944
A-26 aircraft continue their operations against the enemy by dropping
1000 lb. bombs on the bridge at Nancy [Custine]. Results were fair to excellent.
Major Burhanna led this A-26 mission.
(September 1944 553rd Bomb Squadron History)
On most documents, individual Aircraft are indentifed by a 3-digit "A/C Number" or just "A/C". This number is actually the last 3 digits of the A/C Serial Number. Both Identifiers are included on the A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation Aircraft
Crews, Flight time and Aircraft Number
Pilots, Aircraft Number and Call Letters (C/L) Loading List
Aircraft Number and Bomb Load
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A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation Mission 2 Loading List Transcription
|1||1||200||41-39200||L||Burhanna, H. Maj||Raper, E.E. 1st Lt||Hodges, B.A. 1st Lt|
|1||2||185||41-39185||H||Mills, H.J. 1st Lt||Gilliam, D.C. S/Sgt||Neppes, C.E. T/Sgt|
|1||3||197||41-39197||M||Chalmers, J.J. 2nd Lt||Fortner, K. Cpl||VanWert, G.R. S/Sgt|
|1||4||183||41-39183||B||Middlebrooks, M.T. 1st Lt||Reeves, C.O. 2nd Lt||Williams, M.H. S/Sgt|
|1||5||196||41-39196||J||Richardson, E.R. Capt||Magliano, R.J. 1st Lt||Hurley, J.E. T/Sgt|
|1||6||187||41-39187||O||Brown, C.J. 1st Lt||Sunderland, H.E. S/Sgt||Reyes, M.R. S/Sgt|
|1||7||189||41-39189||N||Kelly, J.R. Col||Robb, M.L. 2nd Lt||Clark, W.O. S/Sgt|
|2||1||199||41-39199||D||Ferris, C.H. Maj||Barr, P.E. Capt||Hanna, R.C. 1st Lt||Rio, D.J. S/Sgt|
|2||2||190||41-39190||A||Fitch, C.A. 1st Lt||Williams, H.P. T/Sgt||Heinke, W.R. 1st Lt|
|2||3||202||41-39202||K||Jordan, C.S. 2nd Lt||Jensen, K.F. S/Sgt||Turner, D.O. 2nd Lt|
|2||4||198||41-39198||F||Stebbins, B.D. 1st Lt||Calloway, A.S. 1st Lt||Brown, W.J. S/Sgt|
|2||5||191||41-39191||G||Quinn, E.F. Maj||Rocholl, W.H. 1st Lt||George, W.H. S/Sgt|
|2||6||286 or 194||43-22286 or 41-39194||[blank] or C||Strand, J.H. 1st Lt||Smiley, H.M. S/Sgt||Sutton, L.J. 1st Lt|
|2||7||206 or 132||41-39206 or 41-39132||R or P||Harris, F.W. Lt Col||Corbitt, C.H. S/Sgt||Brewster, F.S. 1st Lt|