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43-9216

A-20 Havoc

Correct serial number of this aircraft is 43-9216. Shot down by AA fire during attack on Montdidier airfield. Pilot 1Lt Blair H. Bradford was KIA, both gunners POW.

Service

Units

People

  • Fred Adair

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

  • William Battersby

    Military | Captain | Pilot - Squadron Operations Officer | 416th Bomb Group
    Captain Battersby was Operations Officer of the 668th and flew on the mission of 9 May 1944 to the Aershot Marshalling Yard in Belgium. Upon returning from the mission, he took a newly arrived A-20 up for a test flight. The plane, without warning,...

  • Blair Bradford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

  • Gustave Ebenstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

  • William Kelly

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 416th Bomb Group

  • Scott Ritchie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group
    Ritchie was one of 18 members of the USMA Class of 1943 assigned directly to the 416th BG upon graduation

Places

  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Montdidier, France 20 May 1944

MACR 4972

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2021 21:12:50 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

https://www.416th.com/missions/LoadingList.html

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2021 01:17:05 466thHistorian Changes to serial number
Sources

corrected serial #

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 19:16:37 Rainer Changes to description
Sources

MACR 4972

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 19:16:13 Rainer Changes to description
Sources

MACR 4972

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 19:05:10 Rainer Changes to production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.416th.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4972 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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