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  A-20G-45-DO  "Ready Teddy/Miss Priss/Miss Pam" Serial Number 43-21984  
USAAF
5th AF
312th BG
388th BS

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Late 1940s

Aircraft History
Built at Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South West Pacific Area (SWPA).

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 312th Bombardment Group, 388th Bombardment Squadron on October 25, 1944. This aircraft was nicknamed "Miss Pam", "Miss Priss" and finally "Ready Teddy". Assigned tail letter W.

Assigned to 2nd Lt. Eugene M. Lopez who nicknamed the aircraft "Miss Priss" with the nose art of his young daughter holding a doll inside a heart. A scoreboard with a black background was painted on the left side of the cockpit with yellow bombs indicating missions flown and six ducks he collided with returning from a mission on January 7, 1945 to Clark Field that damaged an engine and the vertical stabilizer.

Next, assigned to 1st Lt. John S. Young and renamed to "Miss Pam" after his daughter, with the same nose art with crew chief SSgt Joseph S. Wray.

Finally, assigned to pilot 2nd Lt. Clarence R. Schertz who renamed the aircraft "Ready Teddy" and changed the nose art to a woman in a nightgown with the background of the heart filled in pink. This A-20 operated from Floridablanca Airfield.

Wreckage
At the end of the war, abandoned on Morotai. Until at least 1948, this wreckage remained at Morotai. Afterwards, scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
Rampage of the Roarin' 20's page 362, 376 (photos)

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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