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  A-20A Havoc Serial Number 39-724  
5th AF
3rd BG
89th BS

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as A-20A Havoc serial number 39-714. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 3rd Bombardment Group, 89th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

On December 15, 1942 while landing at 3 Mile Drome (Kila Kila) near Port Moresby, this A-20 suffered a nose wheel collapse. Other sources list this A-20 as condemned on April 24, 1943.

Written off, this A-20 was converted to components and mated with parts from A-20A "Little Hellion" 40-166 that also force landed. The repaired aircraft was stripped to a bare metal finish and was nicknamed "The Steak and Eggs" or the "The Steak and Eggs Special".

A-20A "Steak and Eggs" was used as a "fat cat" on supply runs from New Guinea to Australia for fresh food, vegetables, eggs and liquor, until it force landed on June 11, 1944.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - A-20A Havoc 39-724
"724 condemned after accident Apr 24, 1943"
Oz @ War - Steak & Eggs - Steak & Eggs

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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