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  A-20A "Cindy" Serial Number 40-176  
5th AF
3rd BG
89th BS

Pilot  1st Lt Edward Ray Richardson
Gunner  S/Sgt D. L. Powell

Ditched  March 5, 1943
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 3rd Bombardment Group, 89th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Cindy".

Mission History
Took off from 3-Mile Drome near Port Moresby on a strike mission. Returning, the left engine failed, forcing the aircraft to ditch into Bootless Bay near the shoreline. Both crew were unhurt and returned to duty.

Later, the aircraft was raised to the surface. By March 19, 1943 completely salvaged by US Army engineers. Next, this A-20 was disassembled and transported back to 3-Mile Drome.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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