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  A-20G-45-DO Havoc Serial Number 43-22155  
USAAF
5th AF
417th BG
673rd BS

Pilot  1st Lt. Ralph M. Jennings, O-759460 (MIA / KIA) TX
Gunner  SSgt Seymour Weinberg, 19173661
(MIA / KIA)
MIA  March 19, 1945 at 1200
MACR  13610

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Assigned to the 417th Bombardment Group, 673rd Bombardment Squadron. When lost engines Wright R-2600-23 serial numbers 43-84585 and 42-154185. Weapon serial numbers not listed in MACR. No known nose art or nickname.

Wartime History
Took off from Elmore Airfield on a strike mission against Bacold on Negros Island. Returning , Jennings radioed that he was having engine trouble and was observed to ditch off the northwestern coast of Panay Island into heavy seas. Fellow A-20's circled the site of the ditching and observed one survivor, Weinberg who was slightly injured in the crash.

Search
An hour after the crash, an OA-10 Catalina arrived at the crash site, escorted by two A-20s that observed the ditching, but observed nothing. The next morning, eight A-20s searched the area again without sighting anything. Guerrilla forces in the area were notified to watch for survivors. On March 21, Weinberg was rescued, he wa

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

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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