9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Missing Air Crew Report 13154

March 18, 1945, Sunday

 

 

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Aircraft Serial Number (Type): 41-39237 (Douglas A-26B-20-DL Invader)

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

Mission # 239; Box: II; Flight: 3; Position: 5; A/C Fuselage Code: 5C-D

Reason: Enemy anti-aircraft

Damage: Crashed

Point Of Departure: A-69 Laon/Athies, France

Location: Worms Area, Germany

Personnel
Duty Name Rank S/N Status
Pilot Jokinen, William R. 1Lt O-795401 MIA, POW, RMC, RTD
Airplane Armorer-Gunner Creeden, Edward J. S/Sgt 31140813 MIA, CAP, POW, RMC


Notes:
A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Description:
Four planes were presumed to be lost to flak when they failed to return to base. The planes went down in the vicinity of the PPF IP, northeast of the town of Bingen. Two planes went down in the vicinity of the target. ... No chutes were seen to emerge from any of the planes that were lost. The crews are all listed as MIA. ... #237 received a direct hit in the right wing and was seen to hit the ground in flames near Bingen. The crew was Lt W.B. Jokinen and Sgt E.J. Creeden.
(416th BG History 1945)

See Mission # 239 for additional details





1st Lt. William R. Jokinen Escape and Evasion Report
(Downloaded from NARA)