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416th Bombardment Group (L)

A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation

Evaluation Mission # 4 -- September 11, 1944

Leeuwarden, Holland

Air Field


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386th Bomb Group Mission # 276


11 September 1944

Again this afternoon, the A-26's were out, bombing Leeuwarden. Good to excellent results were obtained. Major Burhanna led this formation of 12 aircraft which dropped 250 lb. bombs.
(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 # 4 Folder (multipage PDF file)

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A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation Mission 4 Loading List Transcription

Flt Pos A/C
Serial Number
C/L Pilot B/N 1 B/N 2 Gunner 1 Gunner 2 Other
1119941-39199DBurhanna, H. MajHodges, B.A. 1st LtCarrell, B.A. 1st LtBrown, R.A. T/SgtStrand, J.H. 1st Lt
1218541-39185HMills, W.W. 1st LtNeppes, C.E. T/Sgt
1319741-39197MChalmers, J.J. 2nd LtDennis, L.W. 1st LtFortner, K. Cpl
1419841-39198FStebbins, B.D. 1st LtBrown, W.J. S/Sgt
1520641-39206RRobb, M.L. 2nd LtPresson, M.A. Sgt
1618941-39189NRocholl, W.H. 1st LtGeorge, W.H. S/Sgt
2120041-39200LFerris, C.H. MajRaper, E.E. 1st LtMagliano, R.J. 1st LtRio, D.J. S/Sgt
2219441-39194CFitch, C.A. 1st LtWilliams, H.P. T/Sgt
2320241-39202KJordan, C.S. 2nd LtJensen, K.F. S/Sgt
2428643-22286QMiddlebrooks, M.T. 1st LtReeves, C.O. 2nd LtWilliams, M.H. S/Sgt
2514641-39146QKelly, J.R. ColSmiley, H.M. S/Sgt
2619641-39196JBuskirk, J.A. 1st LtCorbitt, C.H. S/SgtBrown, C.J. 1st Lt
ExtraExtra[blank][blank][blank]Brewster, F.S. 1st Lt