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416th Bombardment Group (L)

A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation

Evaluation Mission # 2 -- September 10, 1944

Custine, France

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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 page.


Crews, Flight time and Aircraft Number


Pilots, Aircraft Number and Call Letters (C/L) Loading List


Aircraft Number and Bomb Load

Scanned original Evaluation Mission # 2 Folder (multipage PDF file)

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A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation Mission 2 Loading List Transcription

Flt Pos A/C
Serial Number
C/L Pilot B/N 1 B/N 2 Gunner 1 Gunner 2 Other
1120041-39200LBurhanna, H. MajRaper, E.E. 1st LtHodges, B.A. 1st Lt
1218541-39185HMills, H.J. 1st LtGilliam, D.C. S/SgtNeppes, C.E. T/Sgt
1319741-39197MChalmers, J.J. 2nd LtFortner, K. CplVanWert, G.R. S/Sgt
1418341-39183BMiddlebrooks, M.T. 1st LtReeves, C.O. 2nd LtWilliams, M.H. S/Sgt
1519641-39196JRichardson, E.R. CaptMagliano, R.J. 1st LtHurley, J.E. T/Sgt
1618741-39187OBrown, C.J. 1st LtSunderland, H.E. S/SgtReyes, M.R. S/Sgt
1718941-39189NKelly, J.R. ColRobb, M.L. 2nd LtClark, W.O. S/Sgt
2119941-39199DFerris, C.H. MajBarr, P.E. CaptHanna, R.C. 1st LtRio, D.J. S/Sgt
2219041-39190AFitch, C.A. 1st LtWilliams, H.P. T/SgtHeinke, W.R. 1st Lt
2320241-39202KJordan, C.S. 2nd LtJensen, K.F. S/SgtTurner, D.O. 2nd Lt
2419841-39198FStebbins, B.D. 1st LtCalloway, A.S. 1st LtBrown, W.J. S/Sgt
2519141-39191GQuinn, E.F. MajRocholl, W.H. 1st LtGeorge, W.H. S/Sgt
26286 or 19443-22286 or 41-39194[blank] or CStrand, J.H. 1st LtSmiley, H.M. S/SgtSutton, L.J. 1st Lt
27206 or 13241-39206 or 41-39132R or PHarris, F.W. Lt ColCorbitt, C.H. S/SgtBrewster, F.S. 1st Lt