9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Reports MACR 6046 / MACR 9832

June 6, 1944, Tuesday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-10148 (Douglas A-20G-35-DO Havoc)

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

Mission # 68; Box: II; Flight: 3; Position: 3; A/C Fuselage Code: 2A-H

Reason: Lost as a result of Other Circumstances

Damage: Crashed

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

Location: SW Forges, France

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Church, Charles NMI 2Lt O-440998 MIA, POW, RMC, EUS
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Maciulewicz, Peter P. S/Sgt 13134462 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Shatzer, Herbert E. S/Sgt 33718687 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD

A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Other Circumstances. Seen to crash 4 miles SW of Forges, France, 3 chutes reported.

The third plane, piloted by Lt. Charles Church, was last seen leaving the target area in trouble. Several crews reported seeing a big explosion in the woods nearby that might have been his plane. His gunners were S/Sgt. H.E. Shatzer and S/Sgt. P.P. Maciulewicz.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 68 for additional details

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