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  A-20G-25-DO "Honeybunch" Serial Number 43-9186 Tail E
5th AF
3rd BG
13th BS

Aircraft History
Built at Douglas. Assigned to the 3rd Bombardment Group, 13th Bombardment Squadron during early 1944. Assigned pilot was 1st Lt. Leslie Emmet Leslie Spence, III.

Wartime History
On the April 5, 1944 participated in a bombing mission against Hollandia.

On April 16, 1944 "Black Sunday" took off from Nadzab Airfield led by 13th Bombardment Group C.O. Major Richard Walker on bombing mission against Hollandia. Returning, the formation encountered a severe weather front. This A-20 landed at Saidor Airfield. On landing, the main gear collapsed while mauvering around debris on the runway. Afterwards, repaired.

Transferred out of the Squadron during October 1944. Possibly to a Service Squadron, other service or scrapped.

Black Sunday page 74, 96
Thanks to Larry Hickey / International Historical Research Associates for additional information

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November 13, 2014


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