Re: WWII Aircraft Mishaps
2nd LT George R Pritchard
16th Sqd, 27th Bomber Group, killed in A-20B collision over Mississippi 9 MAY 42
PRITCHARD, GEORGE R O-4333932 LTDNB
Jefferson County, MS
(MS/ AR Db)
Regarding PRITCHARD, there is a record of two (2) A-20Bs lost in the same place on the same date.Here is the citation for the tail numbers of the aircraft and the location of the incident:
A-20B 41-29657 miles North of New Agusta, MS
A-20B 41-29827 miles North of New Agusta, MS
Regarding LEGGETT it is apparent that the accident occurred in England as he is buried in Cambridge.I was not able to locate specific information on the accident by date.I did howeverfind a report of a BEAUFIGHTER loss on the 22JUN43 with an airman of the 417th.(He was KIA later in North Africa)(Inconclusive: Two different Squadron numbers)
LEGGETT, CLIFFORD LO-793128 1 LTDNB
Clifford L. Leggett
Entered the Service From: Mississippi (Copiah Co)
Rank: First Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 416th Night Fighter Squadron
Died: Monday, June 21, 1943
Buried at: Cambridge American Cemetery
Location: Cambridge, England
Plot: F Row: 5 Grave: 70
416th Night Fighter Sqd, killed in England while training in RAF Bristol Beaufighter VI
?? 22JUN43 SWIFT, ROBERT C. BEAUFIGHTER 66-8830 SCORTON, UK???
I was not able to associate any aircraft loss, place, date or name with ABBOTT, Ishmael.
Feel free to drop me a line direct.
David R. Berry