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  A-20G-25-DO "Honeybunch" Serial Number 43-9186 Tail E
5th AF
3rd BG
13th BS

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 3rd Bombardment Group, 13th Bombardment Squadron during early 1944. Nicknamed "Honeybunch". Tail code E. Assigned to pilot 1st Lt. Leslie Emmet Leslie Spence, III.

Wartime History
On the April 5, 1944 participated in a bombing mission against Hollandia.

Mission History
On April 16, 1944 took off from Nadzab Airfield led by 13th Bombardment Group C.O. Major Richard Walker on bombing mission against Hollandia. Returning, the formation encountered a severe weather front. This A-20 landed at Saidor Airfield. On landing, the main gear collapsed while mauvering around debris on the runway. Afterwards, repaired.

Transferred out of the Squadron during October 1944. Possibly to a Service Squadron. Scapped sometime afterwards.

Black Sunday page 74, 96
Thanks to Larry Hickey / International Historical Research Associates for additional information

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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