670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

2Lt. Douglas T. Sommers

Pilot,  O-750707

Killed In Action - Aug 6, 1944

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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      Born: 05-Dec-1920, Mississippi

Entered Military Service: Date: 25-Nov-1940 At: Laurel AAf, MS From: Jones County, Mississippi
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 20425481

Buried: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Laurel, Mississippi

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry

Killed in Action: Killed when they were forced to crash land in Normandy with their plane badly damaged by flak were Lt. D.T. Sommers, Sgt. S.R. Zakliskiewicz, and Sgt. J.L. Johnson.
(416th BG History 1944)

Lt Douglas T. Sommers, pilot, and his gunners, Sgts John L. Johnson, and Stanley R. Zakliekewicz were killed, when, after the plane had been severely hit by flak, the pilot tried unsuccessfully to crash land on emergency strip A-13 in France.
("670th Bombardment Squadron (L) History")

See also No_Report and Mission # 116

Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
Sunday, September 24, 1944, Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Page 22
Headstone Application
Headstone Application
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

"Goin' Home" courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Band