9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

No Report

May 20, 1944, Saturday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9225 (Douglas A-20G-25-DO Havoc)

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

Mission # 50; Box: II; Flight: N/A; Position: SPARE; A/C Fuselage Code: 5C-G

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

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

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Merchant, William A. 1Lt O-806300 WIA
Gunner Harp, Clifford J. S/Sgt 15331635 Not Injured
Gunner Brown, Kenneth P. S/Sgt 35540545 Not Injured

General Orders No. 86, 25 May 1944, Purple Heart is awarded to: 671st Bombardment Squadron (L), William A. Merchant, O-806300, First Lieutenant, Air Corps, United States Army. For wounds received in action against an enemy of the United States on 20 May 1944, while serving as Pilot of an A-20G airplane on a combat operational mission over enemy occupied territory. Home address: Wichita, Kansas.
(416th BG Purple Heart Awards (PDF))

See Mission # 50 for additional details