Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 3rd Bombardment Group, 89th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Rebel Rocket" with the nose art of a rocket with a gun with a flame out of the nose. Assigned to pilot Charlie "Chuck" Mayo and gunner SSgt Wade W. Wright with crew chief Pete Fox. Operated from 3-Mile Drome (Kila) near Port Moresby.
On June 16, 1943 while taxing at 3-Mile Drome (Kila) the crew chief taxied into an embankment after brake failure. Afterwards condemned and scrapped or otherwise written off.
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January 31, 2018