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43-22065

A-20 Havoc

Assigned to 671BS, 416BG, 9AF. Transferred to 646BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ahute railhead. Hit in wing by flak, 2 chutes seen to emerge before A/C impacted. 1 x KIA, 2 x POW. 25-Dec-44. MACR 11899.

Crew: Pilot 1Lt Clarence Shurman [Chicago, IL], Arm/Gunner S/Sgt John S Gaul [Pottsville, PA], Mech/Gunner S/Sgt Milton W Palmer [Karlville, NY].

Service

People

  • John Corum

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 416th Bomb Group

  • Arvid Hand

    Military | Captain | Bombardier/Navigator | 416th Bomb Group

  • Robert Price

    Military | Major | Pilot - Squadron Commander | 416th Bomb Group

  • Peter Royalty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator - Squadron Bombardier | 416th Bomb Group
    Born July 14, 1922 in Lexington, Kentucky, he was the son of John Paul Royalty and Minnie Wolpert Royalty. He was the husband of Grace "Bootsie" Royalty, with whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage. ...

  • Ollie Swank

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 416th Bomb Group

  • David Willetts

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot - Squadron Commander | 416th Bomb Group
    Retired Air Force Col. David Willetts was born in Morgantown, W.Va. After attending the University of West Virginia, he joined the Army Air Corps. ...

Places

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA, USA 1944

Built at Douglas.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned 1944

Assigned to 671BS, 416BG, 9AF.

Assigned Gosfield, UK November 1944

Transferred to 646BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Ahütte, 54579 Üxheim, Germany 25 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ahute railhead. Hit in wing by flak, 2 chutes seen to emerge before A/C impacted. 1 x KIA, 2 x POW. 25-Dec-44. MACR 11899.

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