9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

A-26 ETO Combat Evaluation

Evaluation Mission # 8 -- September 19, 1944

Duren, Germany

Marshalling Yards


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386th Bomb Group Mission # 282


19 September 1944

Our A-26 aircraft attacked this same target today, the Duren marshalling yards. They dropped 500 lb. bombs with good to excellent results.
(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.


Pilots, Aircraft Number and Call Letters (C/L) Loading List (Copy 1)


Pilots, Aircraft Number and Call Letters (C/L) Loading List (Copy 2)


Pilots, Aircraft Number and Call Letters (C/L) Loading List (Copy 3)


Aircraft Number and Bomb Load

Scanned original Evaluation Mission # 8 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 8 Loading List Transcription

Flt Pos A/C
Serial Number
C/L Pilot B/N 1 B/N 2 Gunner 1 Gunner 2 Other
1120041-39200LKelly, J.R. ColPomerantz, L. CaptHodges, B.A. 1st LtWilliams, H.P. T/SgtValos, P.
1228643-22286SSutton, L.J. 1st LtDugger, B.S. CaptGilliam, D.C. S/Sgt
1320241-39202KTurner, D.O. 2nd LtReyes, M.R. S/Sgt
1419041-39190AStebbins, B.D. 1st LtBrown, W.J. S/Sgt
1518741-39187OBrown, C.J. 1st LtSunderland, H.E. S/Sgt
2119941-39199DBurhanna, H. MajRaper, E.E. 1st LtCalloway, A.S. 1st LtBrown, R.A. T/Sgt
2218941-39189NMills, W.W. 1st LtNeppes, C.E. T/Sgt
2319741-39197MChalmers, J.J. 2nd LtFortner, K. Cpl
2419141-39191GBrewster, F.S. 1st LtDennis, L.W. 1st LtClark, W.O. S/Sgt
2514641-39146QHeinke, W.R. 1st LtVanWert, G.R. S/Sgt
3119541-39195TStrand, J.H. 1st LtPopovici, A. 1st LtMagliano, R.J. 1st LtSmiley, H.M. S/SgtMeyers, L.R. Capt
3219641-39196JBuskirk, J.A. 1st LtCorbitt, C.H. S/Sgt
3320641-39206RRocholl, W.H. 1st LtGeorge, W.H. S/Sgt
3418341-39183BMiddlebrooks, M.T. 1st LtReeves, C.O. 2nd LtWilliams, M.H. S/Sgt
3519441-39194CRobb, M.L. 2nd LtPresson, M.A. Sgt