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  A-20G-20-DO Havoc Serial Number 42-86563 Tail P
5th AF
3rd BG
13th BS

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John Douglas 2003

Pilot  2nd Lt. Donald Dower (survived)
Force Landed  April 16, 1944 "Black Sunday"

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, 13th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On April 16, 1944 took off on a mission against Hollandia. Afterwards, this aircraft and wing man A-20G 42-86615 pulled out of formation and became lost in bad weather. Finding the north coast of New Guinea, they followed the coastline to Yamai Airfield near Saidor where both force landed critically short of fuel. The aircraft was written off, and salvaged for parts by the service squadrons.

The tail and outer wing panels were removed, likely during the war. The rest of the wreckage still remains.

Black Sunday

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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