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  A-20G-30-DO Havoc Serial Number 43-9629 Tail E
USAAF
5th AF
417th BG
675th BS

Pilot  2nd Lt. Edward Davidson (survived)
Gunner  ? (survived)

Force Landed  April 16, 1944 'Black Sunday'


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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 417th Bombardment Group, 675th Bombardment Squadron. Tail letter E. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On April 16, 1944 took off on a bombing mission 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.

Wreckage
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.

References
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - A-20G Havoc 43-9629
Black Sunday page 75 (photo), 97

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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