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  A-20G-20-DO "Powerful Katrinka" Serial Number 42-86713  
USAAF
5th AF
3rd BG
13th BS

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, 13th Bombardment Squadron during March 1944. Tail letter unknown. Nicknamed "Powerful Katrinka". Assigned to pilot Walker.

Wartime History
On April 16, 1944 took off from Nadzab Airfield at roughly 10:30am piloted by Major Richard Walker leading a formation of nine A-20s on a low level strike against Hollandia. Returning the formation encountered a severe weather front. Damaged landing at Saidor Airfield. Afterwards this aircraft was repaired.

References
Black Sunday pages 31, 96
Thanks to Larry Hickey / International Historical Research Associates for additional information

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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A-20

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