|Pilot 1st Lt. Leonard T. Duval, O-806242 (survived)
Gunner SSgt James E. Foxworth, 34204058 (MIA / KIA) FL
Ditched June 19, 1944
MACR none / MACR 6028 mentions gunner Foxworth
Built at Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) and reassembled.
Assigned to the 3rd Bombardment Group, 90th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.
On June 19, 1944 took off from Hollandia Airfield on a mission against Waren Airfield. Over the target, hit by anti-aircraft fire over the target, the left engine was knocked out and the right engine damaged. Duval ditched into the sea four miles north of western end of Mios Noem Island (other sources state 20 miles from Moemi Airfield).
Gunner Foxworth died in the crash and is listed as Missing In Action (MIA). Also lost was A-20G Havoc 42-86727 (two missing).
Fates of the Crew
Duval escaped and was later rescued by a Catalina and returned to duty. Later on July 16, 1944 Duval survived the force landing of A-20G Havoc 42-86736 and was also rescued.
Foxworth was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery. Foxworth also has a memorial marker at Bagdad Cemetery in Bagdad, FL at section 4.
Missing Air Crew Report 6028 (MACR 6028) relates to A-20G 42-86727 but mentions SSgt James E. Foxworth on pages 16-17, 20, 23
3rd Bomb Group - Missing 3rd Group Aircraft
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - James E. Foxworth
FindAGrave - SSgt James E Foxworth (tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - James E Foxworth (memorial marker)
Thanks to Edward Rogers for research and analysis
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February 14, 2020