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  A-20G-40 "Sleepy Time Gal" Serial Number 43-21302 Tail Z
USAAF
5th AF
312th BG
389th BS

Former Assignments:
417th BG
675th BS

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Eliot Young 1944

Pilot  2nd Lt. Harry A. Lillard, Jr., O-773173 (MIA / KIA)
Gunner  Cpl Henry F. Lutge, Jr., 34645237 (MIA / KIA)

Crashed  January 7, 1945 at 10:30am
MACR  11382

Aircraft History
Built at Douglas. Assigned to the 417th Bombardment Group, 675th Bombardment Squadron. Next, assigned to the 312th Bombardment Group, 389th Bombardment Squadron on March 20 1944. Nicknamed "Sleepy Time Gal" with tail letter Z. When lost engines R-2600-23 serial numbers 43-104200 and 43-105481. Weapon serial numbers not noted in MACR.

Mission History
On January 7, 1945 took off from Tanauan Airfield on a mission against Clark Field. Three minutes before reaching the target, this A-20 was lagging behind with the right engine smoking near Villar to the west of the target.

Wreckage
After the area was liberated by the US Army, both crew members were recovered from the crash site.

Memorials
Both were officially declared dead the day of the mission. Postwar, both were buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in a joint grave at section 82 site 7C.

References
Rampage of the Roarin' 20s pages 365
FindAGrave - Harry A. Lillard, Jr. (photo)
FindAGrave - Henry F. Lutge, Jr. (photo)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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