Lt. Edward Davidson (survived)
Gunner ? (survived)
Force Landed April 16, 1944 'Black Sunday'
Built at Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 417th Bombardment Group, 675th Bombardment Squadron. Tail letter E. No known nose art or nickname.
On April 16, 1944 took off piloted by 2nd
Lt. Edward Davidson on a low level strike against Hollandia. Returning, encountered a severe weather front. While attempting to land at Yami Airfield near Saidor. During the landing, the left main gear collapsed after landing in
mud. The crew suffered minor injuries and afterwards the aircraft was written off.
During 1985, this aircraft was salvaged by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Transported to Australia and placed into storage at RAAF Museum at
Point Cook until circa 2000.
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - A-20G Havoc 43-9629
Black Sunday (2000) by Michael Claringbould page 75 (photo), 97
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March 10, 2019