9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 6049

June 3, 1944, Saturday

 

 

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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9360 (Douglas A-20G-25-DO Havoc)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 668th Bomb Sq

Mission # 65; Box: I; Flight: 1; Position: 5; A/C Fuselage Code: 5H-S

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Crashed

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

Location: Bourg Archard, France

Personnel
Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Nikas, Anton Peter 2Lt O-813560 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Newkirk, Arlington W. S/Sgt 13157600 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Scott, George W. Sgt 35548906 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD


Notes:
A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Acft hit by flak over target area, dropped out of formation. Last seen to crash at Bourg Archard, France.

Description:
One aircraft, piloted by Lt. A.P. Mikas, was hit in the target area. He lost altitude and was last seen to crash or crash land on the bank of the Seine River near Bourg-Achard. His two gunners were Sgt. G.W. Scott and S/Sgt. A.W. Newkirk. No chutes were seen to come from the plane.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 65 for additional details





S Sgt Arlington W. Newkirk Escape and Evasion Report
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View information on "France-Crashes 39-45"
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