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  A-24 Dive Bomber Serial Number 41-15796  
USAAF
FEAF
27th BG
91st BS

Pilot  2nd Lt Douglas B. Tubb, O-421633 (MIA / KIA) MS
Gunner  Sgt Donald S. Mackay, Jr. (MIA / KIA) CA

MIA  February 20, 1942
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the Far East Air Force (FEAF), 27th Bombardment Group, 91st Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
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.

Memorials
Both crew were declared dead the day of the mission. Both are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Douglas B. Tubb
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Donald S. Mackay Jr.
FindAGrave - 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
Operation Plumb
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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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
A-24

MIA
MIA
2 Missing
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