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de Havilland DH98 Mosquito NF MK 30 MT482 belonging to the 416th Night Fighter Squadron, 12th Airforce, Italy. Posted Missing in action in North Italy. 2nd Lt. Wesley E. Kangas, pilot, and his radar observer, 2nd Lt Jack C. Herron, took off from Pontedera Air Base, Italy at 11:10 hours 22 April 1945 for an armed recce of the Po Valley covering the Parma, Piacenza and Mantua area. Lt Kangas and his observer were due back at base at approximately 13:00 hours. When they did not return, 62nd Fighter Wing was notified by 3-2, this headquarters. 62nd Fighter Wing in turn notified Rhubarb and Blue Sector. Rhubarb tried to call them but received no answer. Lt Kangas and his observer were last sighted on take off at 11:10 hours, 22 April 1945. No search was conducted by this unit. No reports received by this headquarters from other aircraft covering same area. 2Lt. Wesley Edward Kangas (pilot) - killed. 2Lt Jack Copeland Herron (obs.) - killed

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    Mosquito
    Assigned to 416th Night Fighter Squadron, 12th Air Force. Posted Missing in action in North Italy. 2nd Lt Wesley E Kangas, pilot, and his radar observer, 2nd Lt Jack C Herron, took off from Pontedera Air Base, Italy at 11:10 hours 22 April 1945 for an...

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