416th Bombardment Group (L)
Missing Air Crew Report 11667
December 25, 1944, Monday
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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 43-22317 (Douglas A-26B-15-DT Invader)
9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 668th Bomb Sq
Mission # 177; Box: I; Flight: 1; Position: 2; A/C Fuselage Code: 5H-O
Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft
Point Of Departure: A-55 Melun/Villaroche, France
Location: Losheim, Germany
A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.
The number two plane in Captain Prentiss' flight was shot down shortly after. One engine was smoking as the plane fell earthward and exploded near Losheim. No chutes were seen. The pilot of this plane, An A-26 Invader, was Lt R.R. Svenson; his gunner, Staff Sergeant P.G. Fild. Both crews are listed as MIA.
(416th BG History 1944)
See Mission # 177 for additional details