|Pilot 2nd Lt. Harry A. Lillard, Jr., O-773173 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Gunner Cpl Henry F. Lutge, Jr., 34645237 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Crashed January 7, 1945 at 10:30am
Built at Douglas. Constructors Number 20949. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as A-20G-40-DO Havoc serial number 43-21302. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) and reassembled.
Assigned to the 417th Bombardment Group, 675th Bombardment Squadron. Next, assigned to the 312th Bombardment Group, 389th Bombardment Squadron on March 20 1944. Nicknamed "Sleepy Time Gal" with tail letter Z. When lost engines R-2600-23 serial numbers 43-104200 and 43-105481. Weapon serial numbers were not noted in Missing Air Crew Report 11382 (MACR 11382).
On January 7, 1945 took off from Tanauan Airfield piloted by 2nd Lt. Harry A. Lillard, Jr. on a mission against Clark Field. Three minutes before reaching the target, this A-20 was lagging behind with the right engine smoking near Villar to the west of the target.
After the area was liberated by the U. S. Army, both crew members were recovered from the crash site.
Both were officially declared dead the day of the mission. Postwar, both were buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in a group burial at section 82 site 7C.
Missing Air Crew Report 11382 (MACR 11382)
USAF Serial Number Search Results - A-20G-40-DO Havoc 43-21302
"21302 (312th BG) lost Jan 7, 1945, Philippines"
Rampage of the Roarin' 20s pages 365
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February 14, 2020