9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

No Report

August 6, 1944, Sunday




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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

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Sommers, Douglas T. 2Lt O-750707 MIA, KIA
Gunner Zaklikiewicz, Stanley Robert Sgt 16078501 KIA
Gunner Johnson, John Lennart Sgt 17110843 KIA

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