9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 9273

September 29, 1944, Friday

 

 

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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-21759 (Douglas A-20G-45-DO Havoc)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 670th Bomb Sq

Mission # 148; Box: I; Flight: 3; Position: 4; A/C Fuselage Code: F6-G

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Crashed

Point Of Departure: A-55 Melun/Villaroche, France

Location: Bitburg, Germany

Personnel
Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Nordstrom, Arthur William 1Lt O-684399 MIA, KIA
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Gossett, Joseph Dervin S/Sgt 34446849 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Miller, Robert Lee S/Sgt 18163422 MIA, KIA


Notes:
A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Aircraft received direct hit over target area, exploded and broke in half.

Description:
Moderate to intense flak at the target cost us two planes, both flown by our original crews from the States. A direct hit in the tunnel gunner's hatch of Lt Arthur W. Nordsrom's plane broke it in the middle. As the plane fell in the target area, one parachute was seen. ... Lt Nordstrom's gunners were Staff Sergeants Joseph D. Gossett and Robert L. Miller.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 148 for additional details