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Force Landed April 16, 1944 "Black Sunday"
Built at Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 3rd Bombardment Group, 13th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.
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 and bad weather. This A-20 force landed at Yamai Airfield (Saidor No. 2) near Saidor Airfield. Afterwards, this mission was dubbed "Black Sunday" due to the number of aircraft lost due to bad weather.
Until November 1985, this A-20 remained in situ at Yamai Airfield (Saidor No. 2, Biliau).
During November 1985, the fuselage of this aircraft was salvage by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Transported to Australia, this aircraft was placed into storage at RAAF Museum at
Restoration and Storage
During 1988-1991, parts of this A-20 were used in the RAAF restorations of DB-7B "J is for Jessica" A28-8 and A-20G "Hell'N Pelican II" 42-86786. Until 2002, the remaining pieces of salvaged parts were placed into storage at RAAF Point Cook. During 2002, remaining parts of this aircraft were possibly disposed, traded or sold by the RAAF to Precision Aerospace (Precision Airmotive).
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January 5, 2018