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"A Douglas A-20 Havoc light bomber of the 9th USAAF is seen over enemy territory a few seconds before the fatal burst of flak hit the plane. Note black puffs of flak near one wing."

- A-20G 43-9502 took a direct hit from flak, obliterating the entire tail unit. Pilot, 1Lt Thomas G. Walsh, was KIA. Both gunners, however, managed to bail out and were taken prisoner. MACR 7932.



  • 43-9502

    A-20 Havoc
    Shot down by AA fire E of Grand-Couronne on a mission to Rouen, France on 4 August 1944. Pilot 1Lt Thomas Gerald Walsh KIA, gunner Sgt Karl Waldemar Haeuser POW and gunner SSgt Fred Herman POW. MACR 7932


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15 May 2018 18:20:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations