9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 3747

April 10, 1944, Monday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9699 (Douglas A-20G-30-DO Havoc)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 671st Bomb Sq

Mission # 10; Box: I; Flight: 1; Position: 3; A/C Fuselage Code: 5C-I

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Presumed Crashed

Point Of Departure: AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England

Location: Bradwell Bay, England

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Cramsie, William Edward 1Lt O-025895 MIA, KIA
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Henshaw, Charles R. S/Sgt 32452886 MIA, KIA
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Steward, Jack NMI S/Sgt 18097398 MIA, KIA

A/C Last contacted by Radio. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Two crews were lost due to Enemy Action. 1st Lt. William E. Cramsie and his two gunners, S/Sgt. Charles R. Henshaw and S/Sgt. Jack (NMI) Steward, were last heard from calling for a bearing while out over the English Channel. Lt. Raines, Lt. Cramsie, and their crews have been listed as "Missing in Action".
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 10 for additional details