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  A-20A "Flying Lawnmower" Serial Number 40-3151  
5th AF
3rd BG
89th BS

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Beck Dec 2, 1942

Pilot  Lt. Edward Richardson (survived)
Force Landed  Decemeber 2, 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 5th Air Force, 3rd Bombardment Group, 89th Bombardment Squadron. Assigned to pilot Bill Beck. Nicknamed "Flying Lawnmower".

Wartime History
Took off from 3 Mile Drome (Kila Kila) near Port Moresby on a combat mission over Cape Killerton. Over the target, this A-20 had the hydraulics were shot out. On landing, this A-20 ran off the end of the runway.

Michael McFaden - A-20 Havoc
Wrecks & Reefs page 235 (photo)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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