|Pilot 2nd Lt Douglas B. Tubb, O-421633 (MIA / KIA) MS
Gunner Sgt Donald S. Mackay, Jr. (MIA / KIA) CA
MIA February 20, 1942
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Assigned to the Far East Air Force (FEAF), 27th Bombardment Group, 91st Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.
On February 20, 1942 one of seven A-24s that took off on a dive bombing mission against the Japanese landing force off Bali Island. This A-24 was likely hit by anti-aircraft fire and failed to pull out of its dive and crashed into the sea.
Both crew were declared dead the day of the mission. Both are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Douglas B. Tubb
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Donald S. Mackay Jr.
2Lt Douglas Bibby Tubb (photo, tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - SSgt Donald S MacKay, Jr (tablets of the missing)
They Fought with What They Had by Walter Edmonds
SBD-4 10575 is painted in the markings of this aircraft, and displayed at the USAF Museum
Thanks to Edward Rogers for additional information
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January 5, 2018