9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 3746

April 10, 1944, Monday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9895 (Douglas A-20G-35-DO Havoc)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 669th Bomb Sq

Mission # 10; Box: I; Flight: 3; Position: Spare; A/C Fuselage Code: 2A-Q

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Presumed Crashed

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

Location: Over target [Bois des Huit Rues, France]

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Raines, Arthur A. Jr. 2Lt O-747891 MIA, KIA
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Bender, Glenn J. S/Sgt 39553380 MIA, KIA
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Nielsen, Jack O. S/Sgt 19139615 MIA, KIA

A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Two crews were lost due to Enemy Action. Second Lt. Arthur A. Raines and his two gunners, S/Sgt. Jack O. Nielsen and S/Sgt. Glenn J. Bender, were last seen shortly after leaving the target area losing altitude. Lt. Raines, Lt. Cramsie, and their crews have been listed as "Missing in Action".
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 10 for additional details

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