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