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416th Bombardment Group (L)

WWII Military Service

Fatalities

1943 - 1945

 

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Losses, accidents, crash-landings or other incidents, sometimes fatal, frequently occurred during
Training, Routine Flights, and Operational Combat Missions flown by the 416th BG.
Included below are 416th Bomb Group member Fatalities which occurred during their WWII Military Service.


To view an individual's Memorial page, click on the "Name" hyperlink.
To view more information regarding an Incident/Report, click on the "Report" hyperlink.
( = Entries having actual Reports available for review.   = Entries having additional Images or Photos.)
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Base: Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma

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Apr 15, 1943 Hulette, Eugene S. 2Lt Pilot 670th O-736222 KIT AAR
43-4-15-6
   




Base: Lake Charles AAFld, Louisiana
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Jun 25, 1943 Curdy, Paul Freeman 2Lt Pilot 670th O-736138 Fatal AAR
43-6-25-7
 
Jun 25, 1943 Wentling, Richard L. S/Sgt Gunner 670th 33238287 Fatal AAR
43-6-25-7
 
Jun 25, 1943 Riley, Thomas F. Pvt Passenger 670th 32391566 Fatal AAR
43-6-25-7
 
Jun 25, 1943 Hildebrandt, Howard Jamison 2Lt Pilot 669th O-736212 Fatal AAR
43-6-25-7
 
Jun 25, 1943 Zelley, Lawrence E. Sgt Gunner 670th 12133146 Fatal AAR
43-6-25-7
 
Jun 25, 1943 Jasinski, Vincent J. 2Lt Passenger 670th O-575094 Fatal AAR
43-6-25-7
 
Jul 4, 1943 Scully, Andrew P. 2Lt Pilot 670th KCRGC AAR
44-7-4-9
   
Sep 4, 1943 Burke, Walter J. Jr. 2Lt Pilot 671st O-800465 KMAC AAR
44-9-4-8
   
Sep 4, 1943 Morton, Robert W. 2Lt Pilot 671st O-806309 KMAC AAR
44-9-4-8
   
Oct 1, 1943 Morris, Walter C. 2Lt Pilot 669th O-684382 KCRGC AAR
44-10-1-3
   
Oct 1, 1943 Bass, Everette L. Sgt Gunner 669th   KIT AAR
44-10-1-3
   
Oct 1, 1943 Braud, Hughes M. Sgt Gunner 669th   KIT AAR
44-10-1-3
   
Oct 10, 1943 Holzscheiter, Fred E. 2Lt Pilot 671st O-737103 Fatal AAR
44-10-10-2
 
Oct 10, 1943 McVay, Frederick H. 2Lt Bombardier/Navigator 671st O-749975 KIT AAR
44-10-10-2
 
Oct 10, 1943 Graham, Clyde K. S/Sgt Gunner 671st 15014830 Fatal AAR
44-10-10-2
 
Oct 10, 1943 Kempernolte, Robert F. 2Lt Pilot 669th O-685204 Fatal AAR
44-10-10-2
 
Oct 10, 1943 Wisdom, John W. 2Lt Bombardier/Navigator 669th O-747687 KIT AAR
44-10-10-2
 
Oct 15, 1943 Vienneau, Arthur J. Pvt Gunner 670th   KIT No_Report    
Oct 18, 1943 Jones, Herman C. Jr. 2Lt Bombardier/Navigator 670th O-749966 KIT AAR
44-10-18-21
   
Oct 18, 1943 White, John W. 2Lt Pilot 668th O-797754 KCRGC AAR
44-10-18-19
   
Oct 18, 1943 Eckert, David S. Cpl Gunner 668th   KIT AAR
44-10-18-19
   




Base: Laurel AAFld, Mississippi
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Base: AAF-170 Wethersfield RAF Station, England
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Feb 14, 1944 Minnicks, William D. 2Lt Pilot 671st O-747856 Fatal AAR
44-2-14-501


 
Apr 10, 1944 Cramsie, William Edward 1Lt Pilot 671st O-025895 MIA, KIA MACR
3747
10
Apr 10, 1944 Henshaw, Charles R. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 671st 32452886 MIA, KIA MACR
3747
10
Apr 10, 1944 Steward, Jack NMI S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 671st 18097398 MIA, KIA MACR
3747
10
Apr 10, 1944 Raines, Arthur A. Jr. 2Lt Pilot 669th O-747891 MIA, KIA MACR
3746
10
Apr 10, 1944 Bender, Glenn J. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 669th 39553380 MIA, KIA MACR
3746
10
Apr 10, 1944 Nielsen, Jack O. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 669th 19139615 MIA, KIA MACR
3746
10
Apr 23, 1944 Schouten, Joseph Thomas 2Lt Pilot 671st O-747902 MIA, KIA MACR
4095
26
Apr 23, 1944 Williamson, Robert R. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 671st 19139625 MIA, KIA MACR
4095
26
Apr 23, 1944 Feistl, Joseph E. Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 671st 7021806 MIA, KIA MACR
4095
26
Apr 24, 1944 McDonald, Arthur Allen 2Lt Pilot 669th O-806285 Fatal AAR
44-4-24-513
Recalled
Apr 24, 1944 Barnard, Leroy NMI S/Sgt Gunner 669th 6391061 Fatal AAR
44-4-24-513
Recalled
Apr 24, 1944 Shields, Joseph J. S/Sgt Gunner 669th 13099665 Fatal AAR
44-4-24-513
Recalled
May 9, 1944 Battersby, William Capt Pilot 668th O-411681 Fatal AAR
44-5-9-519


 
May 9, 1944 Coleman, Charles W. Pfc Parachute Rigger and Repairman 668th 32372194 Fatal AAR
44-5-9-519


 
May 12, 1944 Stockwell, Robert E. 1Lt Pilot 671st O-671710 MIA, KIA MACR
4634


46
May 12, 1944 Foster, Hollis A. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 671st 37019048 ? MIA, DED MACR
4634


46
May 19, 1944 Conopask, Royden E. S/Sgt Gunner 670th 31141640 Fatal AAR
44-5-19-525


49
May 19, 1944 Walsh, Thomas I. Jr. S/Sgt Gunner 670th 36606965 Fatal AAR
44-5-19-525


49
May 20, 1944 Kleopfel, Michael E. 1Lt Pilot 668th O-684351 MIA, KIA MACR
4971
50
May 20, 1944 Bradford, Blair H. 1Lt Pilot 668th O-742670 MIA, KIA MACR
4972
50
Jun 6, 1944 Ahrens, Henry S. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 671st 32910250 MIA, KIA MACR
6047
68
Jun 6, 1944 Mazza, Louis C. Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 671st 12204199 MIA, POW, FOD, KIA MACR
6047
68
Jun 29, 1944 Baxter, Bruce E. F/O Pilot 668th T-002090 MIA, KIA MACR
6192
87
Jun 29, 1944 Ernstrom, Reed L. Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 668th 19171760 MIA, KIA MACR
6192
87
Jun 30, 1944 Ritchie, Scott Brewer Jr. 1Lt Pilot 668th O-026239 KIT MACR 15923 / AAR 44-6-30-524  
Jun 30, 1944 Anderson, Edwin A. S/Sgt Gunner 668th 31324736 KIT MACR 15923 / AAR 44-6-30-524  
Jun 30, 1944 Smith, Harold W. S/Sgt Gunner 668th 33568884 KIT MACR 15923 / AAR 44-6-30-524  
Jul 5, 1944 Allen, Byron Kidd Pfc Photographer 4CCU   KIA No_Report   90
Jul 8, 1944 Coe, William H. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 668th 14178256 DLD No_Report    
Jul 11, 1944 Pentilla, Walter L. Lt Pilot 669th O-755407 KIT AAR
45-7-11-521
 
Jul 18, 1944 Cruze, Raymond Kyle 1Lt Pilot 668th O-747755 MIA, KIA MACR
12210
101
Jul 18, 1944 Cherry, Frank E. Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 668th 34774161 KIA MACR
12210
101
Jul 19, 1944 Cochran, Ralph L. Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 670th 34764279 KIA MACR
15777
102
Aug 6, 1944 Sommers, Douglas T. 2Lt Pilot 670th O-750707 MIA, KIA No_Report   116
Aug 6, 1944 Zaklikiewicz, Stanley R. Sgt Gunner 670th 16078501 KIA No_Report   116
Aug 6, 1944 Johnson, John L. Sgt Gunner 670th   KIA No_Report   116
Aug 6, 1944 Farmer, Walter Woodrow Lt Col Pilot Hq O-021749 KIA MACR
7850
116
Aug 6, 1944 McManus, Thomas W. Jr. 2Lt Pilot 670th O-750423 MIA, KIA MACR
7872
116
Aug 6, 1944 LaPointe, John H. Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 670th 32490064 MIA, KIA MACR
7872
116
Aug 8, 1944 Dontas, Peter NMI 1Lt Pilot 669th O-806236 MIA, KIA MACR
7794
117
Aug 8, 1944 Nielsen, Arthur L. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 669th 37389813 MIA, KIA MACR
7794
117
Aug 25, 1944 Haney, Norris B. 2Lt Pilot 670th O-764986 KMAC AAR
45-8-25-535
   
Aug 30, 1944 Smith, John David 2Lt Pilot 669th O-759516 KMAC AAR
45-8-30-523
   
Sep 16, 1944 Vleghels, Andre Joseph 2Lt Pilot 669th O-750488 MIA, KIA MACR
9103
145
Sep 16, 1944 Rice, Roger W. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 669th 11113422 MIA, KIA MACR
9103
145
Sep 16, 1944 Young, Clay E. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 669th 17129222 MIA, KIA MACR
9103
145
Sep 24, 1944 Haptonstall, Richard L. T/Sgt Airplane Crew Chief 669th 35161441 DLD No_Report    




Base: A-55 Melun/Villaroche, France
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Sep 29, 1944 York, Robert W. 1Lt Pilot 671st O-750758 MIA, KIA MACR
9275
149
Sep 29, 1944 De Mand, Francis W. 1Lt Pilot 671st O-806235 MIA, KIA MACR
9274
149
Sep 29, 1944 Burns, Alwin C. Jr. 2Lt Bombardier/Navigator 671st O-708876 MIA, DED MACR
9274
149
Sep 29, 1944 Troyer, Reuben J. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 671st 15059054 MIA, DED MACR
9274
149
Sep 29, 1944 Nordstrom, Arthur W. 1Lt Pilot 670th O-684399 MIA, KIA MACR
9273
148
Sep 29, 1944 Miller, Robert L. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 670th 18163422 MIA, KIA MACR
9273
148
Sep 29, 1944 Boukamp, Tonnis NMI 1Lt Pilot 669th O-026182 MIA, KIA MACR
9188
148
Sep 29, 1944 Daniel, William John Sr. S/Sgt Gunner 670th 13131411 KIA No_Report   149
Sep 29, 1944 Morehouse, Ray Clare 1Lt Pilot 671st O-752431 MIA, KIA MACR
9276
149
Sep 29, 1944 Burgess, Arthur J. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 671st 33416564 MIA, KIA MACR
9276
149
Sep 29, 1944 Zygiel, Leonard A. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 671st 36582062 MIA, KIA MACR
9276
149
Oct 15, 1944 Leishman, Samuel Payne 2Lt Pilot 670th O-758013 Fatal AAR
45-10-15-533


 
Oct 15, 1944 Siracusa, Joseph F. Sgt Gunner 670th 32873602 Fatal AAR
45-10-15-533


 
Oct 15, 1944 Shempren, Eugene H. Sgt Gunner 670th 13097542 Fatal AAR
45-10-15-533


 
Nov 10, 1944 Miles, Richard Clare 2Lt Pilot 668th O-766020 Fatal AAR
45-11-10-523


 
Nov 10, 1944 Kelley, William George 2Lt Bombardier/Navigator 668th O-722723 Fatal AAR
45-11-10-523


 
Nov 10, 1944 Morrissy, Terrance Francis Cpl Gunner 668th 31356271 Fatal AAR
45-11-10-523


 
Nov 10, 1944 Pepe, Samuel A. Cpl Gunner 668th 42001714 Fatal AAR
45-11-10-523


 
Dec 24, 1944 Cheney, Marine W. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 669th 17121760 MIA, POW, DED MACR
11922


175
Dec 25, 1944 Kehoe, John William 1Lt Pilot 669th O-758184 MIA, KIA MACR
11923
176
Dec 25, 1944 Graham, Robert F. Cpl Airplane Armorer-Gunner 669th 19091471 MIA, KIA MACR
11923
176
Dec 25, 1944 Prentiss, Richard B. Capt Pilot 668th O-789200 MIA, KIA MACR
11668
177
Dec 25, 1944 Bursiel, Francis H. 1Lt Bombardier/Navigator 668th O-749712 MIA, KIA MACR
11668
177
Dec 25, 1944 Brown, Daniel Miller S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 668th 35514148 MIA, KIA MACR
11668
177
Dec 25, 1944 Wylie, Alvin O. Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 668th 13170122 MIA, KIA MACR
11668
177
Dec 25, 1944 Svenson, Robert R. 1Lt Pilot 668th O-752453 MIA, KIA MACR
11667
177
Dec 25, 1944 Fild, Philip G. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 668th 35533423 MIA, KIA MACR
11667
177
Dec 25, 1944 Miracle, Richard Victor Capt Pilot 668th O-026150 MIA, KIA MACR
12016
176
Dec 25, 1944 Burg, Jack J. 1Lt Bombardier/Navigator 668th O-743756 KIA MACR
12016
176
Dec 25, 1944 Galloway, Arthur F. S/Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 668th 35631618 MIA, DED MACR
12016
176
Dec 25, 1944 Simmonds, John R. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 668th 17135418 MIA, DED MACR
12016
176
Jan 1, 1945 Murphy, Thomas A. 1Lt Pilot 670th O-765045 MIA, KIA MACR
11517
180
Jan 2, 1945 Clark, Hiram Bovee 1Lt Pilot 669th O-750339 DLD AAR
45-1-2-529


181
Jan 2, 1945 Sabadosh, John W. S/Sgt Gunner 669th 37341749 DLD AAR
45-1-2-529


181
Jan 14, 1945 VanMeter, George C. Jr. 2Lt Pilot 669th O-759532 DLD AAR
45-1-14-517
185
Jan 14, 1945 Kiker, Charles M. Sgt Gunner 669th 12031996 DLD AAR
45-1-14-517
185
Jan 25, 1945 Conlon, Anthony R. Pfc Airman Basic Hq 32454890 DLD No_Report    
Feb 2, 1945 DeStefano, Richard Sgt Gunner 669th   KIA No_Report   197
Feb 8, 1945 Steed, George Hubert Jr. 1Lt Pilot 669th O-799490 Fatal AAR
45-02-08-538
200




Base: A-69 Laon/Athies, France
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Feb 14, 1945 Eckard, Lawrence A. 2Lt Bombardier/Navigator 668th O-2063231 MIA, KIA MACR
12346
204
Feb 16, 1945 Wilson, Harold James F/O Pilot 671st T-190787 MIA, KIA MACR
12448
206
Feb 21, 1945 Cook, John A. Lt Pilot (Casualty On Ground) 670th O-763958 KIA No_Report 209
Feb 25, 1945 Farley, John J. 2Lt Pilot 669th O-765240 MIA, KIA MACR
12726
214
Feb 25, 1945 Hardesty, Edgar R. Sgt Airplane Mechanic-Gunner 669th 33720735 MIA, KIA MACR
12726
214
Mar 18, 1945 Griffith, John J. Jr. Sgt Gunner 668th 20224338 MIA, FOD MACR
13155
239
Mar 18, 1945 Kenny, James Patrick 1Lt Pilot 668th O-691368 MIA, KIA MACR
13152
239
Mar 18, 1945 Enman, Roland E. 2Lt Bombardier/Navigator 669th O-688692 MIA, DED MACR
13153
239
Mar 18, 1945 Carter, Ashton E. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 669th 11014823 MIA, DED MACR
13153
239
Mar 21, 1945 Rooney, Robert J. Capt Pilot 670th O-026102 DLD AAR
4-20-45
246
Mar 21, 1945 Kamischke, Robert J. Sgt Gunner 670th 36590630 DLD AAR
4-20-45
246
Mar 21, 1945 Andersen, Charles J. Capt Pilot 668th O-445522 DLD AAR 4-20-45 / MACR 15911 246
Mar 21, 1945 Babbage, Westmoreland NMI 2Lt Bombardier/Navigator 668th O-766177 DLD AAR 4-20-45 / MACR 15911 246
Mar 21, 1945 Heitell, Stanley L. S/Sgt Airplane Armorer-Gunner 668th 32704568 DLD AAR 4-20-45 / MACR 15911 246
Mar 21, 1945 Roman, Leo J. 2Lt Bombardier/Navigator 668th O-2068051 DLD AAR 4-20-45 / MACR 15911 246
Mar 23, 1945 Tharp, Freeland M. S/Sgt Gunner 670th 18136021 MIA, KIA MACR
14314
249
Mar 28, 1945 Gunkel, Harry G. F/O Pilot 668th T-125797 MIA, KIA MACR
13520
256
Mar 28, 1945 Grzona, LeRoy J. Sgt Gunner 668th 36816710 MIA, KIA MACR
13520
256




Base: A-59 Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France
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