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  A-20A "Little Ruby" Serial Number 40-3145  
5th AF
3rd BG
89th BS

Pilot ¬†Charles S. Brown (survived)
Gunner   ?
Ditched  September 11, 1942
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 (3rd Attack Group), 89th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Little Ruby".

Mission History
On September 11, 1942 one of thirteen A-20s that took off from 3 Mile Drome (Kila Kila) near Port Moresby on a low level strafing mission against Buna Airfield. Returning from the mission, this A-20 ran out of fuel and the crew bailed out roughly 60 miles from Milne Bay and were later rescued. Also lost was A-20A "The Comet" 40-167.

3rd BG History, frame 2271

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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