416th Bombardment Group (L)
August 6, 1944, Sunday
Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9200 (Douglas A-20G-25-DO Havoc)
9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 670th Bomb Sq
Mission # 116; Box: I; Flight: 3; Position: 3; A/C Fuselage Code: F6-A
Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft
Damage: Crash Landing, Battle damage
Point Of Departure: AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England
Location: Emergency strip A-13, Normandy, France
Killed in Action: Killed when they were forced to crash land in Normandy with their plane badly damaged by flak were Lt. D.T. Sommers, Sgt. S.R. Zakliskiewicz, and Sgt. J.L. Johnson.
(416th BG History 1944)
Lt Douglas T. Sommers, pilot, and his gunners, Sgts John L. Johnson, and Stanley R. Zakliekewicz were killed, when, after the plane had been severely hit by flak, the pilot tried unsuccessfully to crash land on emergency strip A-13 in France.
("670th Bombardment Squadron (L) History")
See Mission # 116 for additional details