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  A-20G-20-DO Havoc Serial Number 42-86720 Tail ?
USAAF
5th AF
312th BG

389th BS

Pilot  1t Lt. Earl G. Hill, O-672104 (MIA / KIA) TX
Gunner  Sgt Ray Glacken, 6840789 (MIA / KIA) MD

Crashed  July 9, 1944
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built at Douglas. Assigned to the 417th Bombardment Group. On March 20, 1944 transferred to the 312th Bombardment Group, 389th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. Tail letter unknown

Mission History
One of twenty-four A-20s from the 388th and 389th Bombardment Squadron led by Col. Strauss that took off from Hollandia Airfield on a low level mission against Babo Airfield.

Attacking at low level flying over the Kasira River, the 388th attacked first, six planes abreast. As A-20s of the 389th followed, anti-aircraft fire had adjusted their fire and this A-20 was hit and exploded into a ball of fire and crashed. Also lost were A-20G 42-86720 and A-20G 43-9499.

Memorials
Both crew were officially declared dead the day of the mission. Both are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - A-20G-20-DO Havoc 42-86720
Rampage of the Roarin' 20's pages 143-146, 349, 364

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
A-20

MIA
MIA
2 Missing

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