416th Bombardment Group (L)
Missing Air Crew Report 7799
August 8, 1944, Tuesday
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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9390 (Douglas A-20G-25-DO Havoc)
9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 669th Bomb Sq
Mission # 117; Box: I; Flight: 1; Position: 3; A/C Fuselage Code: 2A-G
Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft
Point Of Departure: AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England
Location: Near Abbieville, France
Hit by flak over target area, fell out of formation with right engine feathered and smoking badly, went off to left toward Abbeville Drucat, Airdrome. No parachutes reported.
Lt. Norman V. Shainberg's plane was hit by flak and was last seen heading toward our lines, losing altitude. One or two crews reported seeing it crash. No chutes were seen to emerge. Lt. Shainberg and his two gunners, Sgt. J.D. Dugan and Sgt. L.B. Curtis, are listed as MIA.
(416th BG History 1944)
See Mission # 117 for additional details