Faine Marcellus Doyal, son of Harry Martin Doyal and Maggie Smith of Grainger County, TN, enlisted at Fort Oglethorpe, GA, US Army Air Corps, U.S. Army Air Forces, 409th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group, Heavy. Listed on the tablets of the missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.
–Submitted by Jeffrey Berry
Aircraft B-24D with serial number 42-41002 was on an objective bombing mission to Osnabruck, Germany. When last sighted by reporting crews, A/C 002-2 (Lt. Mays) was in the vicinity of 5238N-0620E. At this point the Group ran into intense flak and concentrated enemy fighter attacks. To avoid the flak the lead A/C took violent evasive action which scattered the formation. In the confusion and subsequent reforming into various groups, the whereabouts of this missing A/C remains unknow.
Pilot, 1st Lt Richard B. Mays
Tail Gunner, 2nd Lt Faine M. Doyal
Navigator, 1st Lt Forrest C. henson
Bombardier, 1st Lt Sargent S. Cox
Engineer, S/Sgt Joe Nigro
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Dale B. Mann
W. Gunner, S/Sgt George C. Cox
W. Gunner, S/Sgt Joseph R. Novelli