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416th Bombardment Group (L)

A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation

Evaluation Mission # 7 -- September 16, 1944

Bergen-op-Zoom, Holland



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386th Bomb Group Mission # 280


16 September 1944

Excellet results were obtained by our A-26 aircraft as they dropped 1000 lb. bombs on the Bergen-op-Zoom Dike. This mission was led by Major Ferris.
(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.


Route Map


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 # 7 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 7 Loading List Transcription

Flt Pos A/C
Serial Number
C/L Pilot B/N 1 B/N 2 Gunner 1 Gunner 2 Other
1120041-39200LFerris, C.H. MajHanna, R.C. 1st LtRaper, E.E. 1st LtRio, D.J. S/SgtKelly, J.R. Col
1219641-39196JBuskirk, J.A. 1st LtCorbitt, C.H. S/Sgt
1318741-39187OBrown, C.J. 1st LtSunderland, H.E. S/Sgt
1419841-39198FStebbins, B.D. 1st LtCalloway, A.S. 1st LtBrown, W.J. S/Sgt
1520641-39206RRobb, M.L. 2nd LtPresson, M.A. Sgt
1620241-39202KJordan, C.S. 2nd LtJensen, K.F. S/SgtDugger, B.S. Capt
2119941-39199DRichardson, E.R. CaptKappeler, F.A. CaptMagliano, R.J. 1st LtHurley, J.E. T/Sgt
2218341-39183AFitch, C.A. 1st LtTabachnick, G. CaptWilliams, H.P. T/Sgt
23146 or 28641-39146 or 43-22286QHeinke, W.R. 1st LtVanWert, G.R. S/Sgt
24194 or 18941-39194 or 41-39189C or NStrand, J.H. 1st LtSmiley, H.M. S/Sgt
2519741-39197MSutton, L.J. 1st LtGilliam, D.C. S/Sgt
2619141-39191GTurner, D.O. 2nd LtReyes, M.R. S/Sgt