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  A-20G-20-DO Havoc Serial Number 42-86748 Tail X
USAAF
5th AF
27th Air Depot
93rd Squadron

Former Assignments:
312th BG
388th BS

Pilot  1st Lt Jack L. Russell, O-672214 (MIA / KIA) OH
MIA   April 17, 1945
MACR  14466

Pilot History
Russell was awarded Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
On February 19, 1944 assigned to the 312th Bombardment Group, 388th Bombardment Squadron. with tail letter X. No known nose art or nickname.

On September 14, 1944 this A-20 suffered a landing accident at Hollandia Airfield. Afterwards, transfered to the 27th Air Depot, 93rd Service Squadron.

Mission History
On April 17, 1945 this A-20 went missing between Rockhampton and Cairns, likely crashed near Cairns.

Memorials
Russell was declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of missing at Manila American Cemetery. He also has a memorial marker at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, OH at section M, plot 8

References
Missing Air Crew Report 14466 (MACR 14466)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Jack L. Russell
FindAGrave - 1Lt Jack L Russell (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - Jack L Russell (memorial marker photo)
Rampage of the Roarin' 20's page 360

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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A-20

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