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  A-20G-30-DO "In The Mood" Serial Number 43-9669  
USAAF
5th AF
417th BG
672nd BS

Pilot  2nd Lt. Arthur Gresen (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 and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 417th Bombardment Group, 672nd Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "In The Mood".

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 Saidor Airfield, this A-20 plowed through the burning wreckage of a prior crash and came to rest against an embankment. Afterwards, this A-20 was written off. The crew did not suffer any injury and later returned to duty.

References
Black Sunday page 97

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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