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416th Bombardment Group (L)

A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation

Evaluation Mission # 6 -- September 14, 1944

Brest, France

Enemy Strong-Points


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386th Bomb Group Mission # 279


14 September 1944

Stront points at Brest were bombed by our A-26 aircraft today. 1000 lb. bombs were dropped with good to excellent results on these enemy positions. Major Burhanna led this formation of 11 aircraft.
(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 # 6 Folder (multipage PDF file)

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A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation Mission 6 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/Sgt
1219441-39194CMills, W.W. 1st LtNeppes, C.E. T/Sgt
1319741-39197MChalmers, J.J. 2nd LtFortner, K. Cpl
1419841-39198FMiddlebrooks, M.T. 1st LtReeves, C.O. 2nd LtWilliams, M.H. S/Sgt
1520641-39206RSutton, L.J. 1st LtCalloway, A.S. 1st LtGilliam, D.C. S/Sgt
1618741-39187OBrown, C.J. 1st LtSunderland, H.E. S/Sgt
2120041-39200LBrewster, F.S. 1st LtDennis, L.W. 1st LtAnton, W.P. 1st LtClark, W.O. S/Sgt
2219141-39191GFitch, C.A. 1st LtWilliams, H.P. T/Sgt
2328643-22286QTurner, D.O. 2nd LtReyes, D.Smiley, H.M. S/Sgt
2418341-39183ARichardson, E.R. CaptMagliano, R.J. 1st LtHurley, J.E. T/Sgt
2520241-39202KKelly, J.R. ColWalier, J.T.Rio, D.J. S/Sgt
2618941-39189NRocholl, W.H. 1st LtGeorge, W.H. S/Sgt
31[blank][blank][blank]Stebbins, B.D. 1st Lt
31[blank][blank][blank]Strand, J.H. 1st Lt