The American bomber A-20 Havoc, damaged by anti-aircraft artillery of the enemy

A-20 Havoc

American bomber A-20 Havoc (A-20G-30-DO Havoc) from the US Air Force, damaged by anti-aircraft artillery of the enemy. The anti-aircraft missile tore off the tail of the plane.

The aircraft with serial No. 43-9502, belonged to 644th Bomb Squadron, 410th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force. The aircraft was shot down by antiaircraft artillery, August 4, 1944 during a raid on Rouen, France. Pilot, 1st Lt. Thomas G. Walsh was murdered. Air Heavy, S/Sgt. Fred Herman and Sgt. Karl W. Haeuser were able to leave the plane and were taken prisoner.

 

Source of information about the photo:
1. www.americanairmuseum.com

In : 1944

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