9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Aircraft Accident Report 45-10-16-517

October 16, 1944, Monday




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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 41-3380 (Douglas A-20B Havoc)

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

Reason: Landing Accident (LAC)

Damage: Completely destroyed (5)

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

Location: RAF Airfield, Southend, England

Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Jackson, Chester Ronald Capt O-736226 Not injured
Bombardier/Navigator Maltby, Alfred H. 1Lt O-747669 Not injured
Gunner Burns, Donald E. S/Sgt 39288631 Not injured
Airplane Crew Chief Wark, LaMoine NMI S/Sgt 32379471 Not injured

On a flight to ferry film to England, unpredicted weather caused Capt. Jackson to make a forced landing at Southend, England. Due to wet grass, he was unable to stop before going through a fence.