416th Bombardment Group (L)
Missing Air Crew Report 12726
February 25, 1945, Sunday
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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 41-39238 (Douglas A-26B-20-DL Invader)
9th AF; 416th Bomb Gp; 669th Bomb Sq
Mission # 214; Box: I; Flight: 2; Position: 6; A/C Fuselage Code: 2A-M
Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft
Point Of Departure: A-69 Laon/Athies, France
Location: Kerpen Road Junctions
A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.
One aircraft was hit by flak over the target. The left engine was knocked completely out of the nacelle and the plane turned over on its back. It went out of control and into a spin. No chutes were seen. The crew, Lt J.J. Farley and Sgt E.R. Hardesty, are listed as MIA.
(416th BG History 1945)
See Mission # 214 for additional details