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416th BG - 670th BS - 9th AF
Combat Crew
L to R: SSGT Arthur L. Nielsen (G), 1LT Peter Dontas (P), SSGT William E. Fields (G)
This crew would be shot down on 8 August 1944 over Frevent, France.
Dontas and Nielsen were KIA. Fields was POW



  • Peter Dontas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • William Fields

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner

  • Arthur Nielsen

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner
    He filled out his draft registration card with the middle name "Louis." Everything else has his middle name as "Lawrence."


  • 43-9450 Holey Joe

    A-20 Havoc
    Crashed after mid-air collision with A-20G (43-21483) on a routine training flight at Thorny Toll, Cambridgeshire on 30 August 1944. Pilot 2Lt John D. Smith was killed.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
13 April 2021 16:43:03 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations