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  A-20G-25-DO Havoc Serial Number 43-9424 Tail H
USAAF
5th AF
312th BG
389th BS

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312th BG
March 27, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Assigned to the U. S. Army Air Force as A-20G-25-DO Havoc serial number 43-9424 Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 312th Bombardment Group, 389th Bombardment Squadron. Coded with tail letter H.

Mission History
On March 27, 1944 took off from Gusap Airfield piloted by 1st Lt. Kenneth Hedges on a combat mission. While strafing atz low level, this A-20 collided with a palm tree that damaged the leading edge of the right wing at the wing root, narrowly missing the right engine and propeller. Despite the damage, Hedges managed to land safely back at Gusap Airfield. On the ground, he posed for a photograph with the wing damage.

Afterwards, this aircraft was written off. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
Rampage of the Roarin' 20s page ?

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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