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416th Bombardment Group (L)

A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation

Evaluation Mission # 3 -- September 11, 1944

Metz, France

Enemy Strong-Points


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386th Bomb Group Mission # 274


11 September 1944

With Major Ferris leading, the A-26 aircraft attacked Metz, dropping 1000 lb. bombs with good results. This was the third operational mission for the A-26's.
(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


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


Aircraft Number and Bomb Load

Scanned original Evaluation Mission # 3 Folder (multipage PDF file)

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These Public Domain, Declassified Mission documents were graciously provided to the 416th BG Archive by the dedicated staff of the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA).
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A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation Mission 3 Loading List Transcription

Flt Pos A/C
Serial Number
C/L Pilot B/N 1 B/N 2 Gunner 1 Gunner 2 Other
1119941-39199DFerris, C.H. MajDye, H.P. CaptHanna, R.C. 1st LtRio, D.J. S/SgtKelly, J.R. Col
1219041-39190AFitch, C.A. 1st LtWilliams, H.P. T/Sgt
1318741-39187OBrown, C.J. 1st LtSunderland, H.E. S/SgtEvinger, G.W. Pvt
1419141-39191GBrewster, F.S. 1st LtDennis, L.W. 1st LtClark, W.O. S/Sgt
1518341-39183BRichardson, E.R. CaptMagliano, R.J. 1st LtHurley, J.E. T/Sgt
1620641-39206RRobb, M.L. 2nd LtPresson, M.A. Sgt
1719641-39196JBuskirk, J.A. 1st LtCorbitt, C.H. S/Sgt
2128643-22286[blank]Burhanna, H. MajHodges, B.A. 1st LtBrown, R.A. T/Sgt
2218541-39185HMills, W.W. 1st LtNeppes, C.E. T/Sgt
2319741-39197MChalmers, J.J. 2nd LtFortner, K. Cpl
2419441-39194CStrand, J.H. 1st LtSmiley, H.M. S/Sgt
2520241-39202KQuinn, E.F. MajJensen, K.F. S/Sgt
2618941-39189NRocholl, W.H. 1st LtGeorge, W.H. S/Sgt
2719841-39198FStebbins, B.D. 1st LtBrown, W.J. S/Sgt
ExtraExtra20641-39206[blank]Middlebrooks, M.T. 1st Lt