|Pilot Richard V. McGaughey, O-674899 (survived)
Gunner S/Sgt Oscar B. Macias, 39277532 (MIA / KIA) CA
Crashed June 10, 1944
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 417th Bombardment Group, 674th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.
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.
Pilot McGaughey survived the ditchig and was rescued.
Macias was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Oscar B. Macias
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January 9, 2018