9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 9276

September 29, 1944, Friday

 

 

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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-9925 (Douglas A-20G-35-DO Havoc)

9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 671st Bomb Sq

Mission # 149; Box: II; Flight: 3; Position: 4; A/C Fuselage Code: 5C-G

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Presumed Crashed

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

Location: Julich, Germany

Personnel
Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Morehouse, Ray Clare 1Lt O-752431 MIA, KIA
Airplane Mechanic-Gunner Burgess, Arthur James S/Sgt 33416564 MIA, KIA
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Zygiel, Leonard A. S/Sgt 36582062 MIA, KIA


Notes:
A/C Information not Available. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Description:
Three planes, all from the 671st Bomb Sq (L), were knocked down, and almost simultaneously, at the target. All three were in the same flight. ... The third plane, piloted by Lt R.C. Morehouse with Staff Sergeants L.A. Ziegel and A.J. Burgess as gunners, did the same maneuver, diving and loosing altitude over the target. No chutes were seen to come from the last two planes.
(416th BG History 1944)

See Mission # 149 for additional details