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|Pilot 1st Lt. Walter H. Van, O-665250 (MIA / KIA) IL
Gunner Sgt Gilbert V. Cooper, 15336632 (MIA / KIA) OH
Crashed July 9, 1944
Over the target at low level, the 388th Bombardment Squadron attacked first with six A-20s flying abrest over the Kasira River. As A-20s from the 389th Bombardment Squadron followed, anti-aircraft gunners had adjusted their fire and this A-20 was hit and crashed into one of the taxiways and exploded on impact, killing both of the crew. When this aircraft failed to return, it was declared Missing In Action (MIA).
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