17 novembre 1944 - Beaufighter VIf nr. KV944 - Peschiera del Garda (VR)

Missing Air Crew Report: 416 Ni Ftr Sq. - Pisa - Target or intended destination: Bergamo Brescia Area; Type of mission: Intruder; 17 Nov. 1944 Time: 2400 hrs; Location: Aircraft airborne from Pisa Airfield at 1745 hrs with radio silence for intruder mission; Aircraft Beau Mk VIf - AAF Ser. Nr. KV-944 - Crew position: Pilot 2nd Lt. Graham, Joe Scott, Radar Observer F/O Roop, Richard Burton.

Aircraft took off at 1745 hours. When it was unreported 3 and 1/2 hours later, both Blue and White Sectors were notified. All forward GCI stations were asked to stay alert for word from aircraft. They picked up no (illeg) in area that might have been aircraft. The 414th Nignt Fighter Squadron (USAAF) tried to contact him by radio but nothing was heard from it at all. A pilot or the 47th Bomb Group reported seeing a fire at K-6385 at 2115 hours. Location Bergamo/Seriate Airdrome. The 62nd Fighter Wing requested XXXI Tactical Air Command to contact DAF and 600 (RAF) Squadron. This was done and they had nothing to report.

LuftgauKommando rapporto ME2486: 17 Nov 44 1900 Beaufighter Near Peschiera near Lake of Garda, Italy.

Secondo i rapporti tedeschi l'aereo cadde presso Peschiera del Garda. Non ci sono altre informazioni disponibili, se non quelle reperibili su findagrave.com: il pilota Lt. Graham riposa allo Springton Cemetery in Texas, il radar observer F/O Roop al Cimitero Americano di Firenze.

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