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
Point Of Departure: A-69 Laon/Athies, France
Location: Worms Area, Germany
A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.
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