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668th Bomb Squadron

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Stations

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Based Wethersfield

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People

  • Fred Adair

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

  • Lester Alsleben

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Ground Crew Chief | 416th Bomb Group

  • Charles Andersen

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group
    Captain Charles J. Andersen was born on July 15, 1921, the son of Charles J., Sr., and Flora Lina Anderson. His hometown was Chicago, Illinois, where his father was a Certified Public Accountant. He received his commission on May 6, 1942. ...

  • Adolfos Antanaitis

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

  • Westmoreland Babbage

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 416th Bomb Group
    Enlisted in California, and killed in action on 21 March 1945

  • Galen Bartmus

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 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,...

  • Judson Blount

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier/Navigator | 416th Bomb Group

  • Blair Bradford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

  • Daniel Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Arm/Gunner | 416th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 668BS, 416BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ahutte Railhead. Hit by flak over target, seen to be spinning end over end. Crashed near Schuller, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) 25-Dec-44. MACR 11668. Awards: PH.

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Aircraft

  • 41-39361

    A-26 Invader

  • 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.

  • 43-10165 Snooks

    A-20 Havoc

  • 43-10203

    A-20 Havoc

  • 43-21717

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 668BS, 416BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ahutte Railhead. Hit by flak over target, seen to be spinning end over end. Crashed near Schuller, Germany [4 x KIA] 25-Dec-44. MACR 11668. ...

  • 43-22495

    A-26 Invader

  • 43-9211

    A-20 Havoc
    Shot down by AA fire during attack on Montdidier airfield. Pilot 1Lt Michael E. Kleopfel was KIA, both gunners POW.

  • 43-9360

    A-20 Havoc
    Shot down by AA fire between Garancieres and Boissy-sans-Avoir on a mission to Chartres, France on 3 June 1944. Pilot 2Lt Anton Peter Nikas and both gunners POW.

  • 43-9975

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 668BS, 416BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) badly shot up by flak over France, engine failure suffered, ditched in channel off Littlehampton 18-Jul-44. 2 x KIA, 1 x RTD. MACR 12210. ...

  • 44-108

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 668BS 416BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Munstereifel took direct flak hit to bomb bay [4 x KIA] 25-Dec-44 MACR 12016 ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:15:50 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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my photo

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2015 12:43:11 Lucy May Changes to media associations
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From information in the caption of FRE 6403 added by 416th Bomb Group Archive.

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:06:06 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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