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  A-20A "Yellow Fever" Serial Number 40-3153  
5th AF
3rd BG
89th BS

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USAAF c1942-1943

Pilot  ? (survived)
Force Landed  February 24, 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 5th Air Force, 3rd Bombardment Group, 89th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Yellow Fever".

Mission History
On February 24, 1943 took off from 3 Mile Drome (Kila Kila) near Port Moresby. Due to bad weather, this A-20 ran low on fuel and force landed on the beach at Redscar near Morabi village. Afterwards, salvaged. Ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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