9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 5032

May 27, 1944, Saturday

 

 

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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-10206 (Douglas A-20G-35-DO Havoc)

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

Mission # 58; Box: I; Flight: 3; Position: 2; A/C Fuselage Code: 2A-F

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Presumed Crashed

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

Location: Amiens, France

Personnel
Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Gullion, Allen Wyant Jr. 1Lt O-026353 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Coffey, Gerald Lemoyne S/Sgt 38464402 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Cope, Grady Franklin S/Sgt 38396306 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD


Notes:
A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Plane was seen to drop out of formation over target. Three parachutes were seen. Light flak was seen fired at parachutists on way down.

Description:
The majority of box 1 dropped on the No. 4 plane [Lt Siracusa], which, having received a direct hit by flak, salvoed its Bombs 10 seconds before the point for release. Six chutes were seen to come out of the planes flown by Lt Guillon and Lt Siracusa. ... The four crews were: Lt Allen W. Gullion Jr., S/Sgt Grady F. Cope, and S/Sgt Gerald L. Coffey; Lt Lucien J. Siracusa, S/Sgt James M. Hume, and S/Sgt Floyd E. Brown; Lt Harry E. Hewes, S/Sgt Joseph F. Kasper, and S/Sgt Harold E. Boyer; Lt Tommie J. Simms, S/Sgt Julius C. Williamson, and S/Sgt Harry W. Larsen. ... As the chutes from Lt Gullion's and Lt Siracusa's planes floated down, it was reported that light flak was fired at the parachutists from 8000 feet to the ground.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 58 for additional details





Bomb Run Photo

Airplane: A20G-35 43-10206. Pilot 1st Lt Allen W Gullion Jr, 026353
669th Bomb Sq (L), 416th Bomb Gp (L)

Plane of Lt Gullion is in right foreground of picture with right engine burning.

(MACR 5032 Photo, courtesy Michael G. Moskow,
"The Missing Photos - I: A Panorama of Havoc - Two A-20 Attack-Bombers Over France")



Bomb Run Photo

See MACR caption details above
(MACR 5032 Photo, courtesy Michael G. Moskow,
"The Missing Photos - I: A Panorama of Havoc - Two A-20 Attack-Bombers Over France")





  

Excavation of 43-10206
(in French)

View information on "France-Crashes 39-45"
(in French)