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  A-20G-20 Havoc Serial Number 42-86621  
USAAF
5th AF
417th BG
674th BS

Pilot  Richard V. McGaughey, O-674899 (survived)
Gunner  S/Sgt Oscar B. Macias, 39277532 (MIA / KIA) CA

Crashed  June 10, 1944


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, 417th Bombardment Group, 674th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On June 10, 1944 took off from Saidor Airfield on a strike mission against Wewak. Over the target, this A-20 was hit by anti-aircraft fire in one engine, causing it to ditch near Muschu Island. Gunner Macias was killed in the crash and went down with the aircraft.

Rescue
Pilot McGaughey survived the ditchig and was rescued.

Memorials
Macias was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Oscar B. Macias

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

Tech Info
A-20

MIA
MIA
1 Missing

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