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  A-20G-40-DO "Big Nig III" Serial Number 43-21315 Tail W
5th AF
3rd BG
89th BS

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USAAF c1944
Pilot  Captain James L. Folse (survived)
Gunner  ? (survived)

Force Landed  June 16, 1944
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built at Douglas. Constructors Number 20962. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as A-20G-40-DO Havoc serial number 43-21315. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 3rd Bombardment Group, 89th Bombardment Squadron. Assigned to pilot Captain James L. Folse with crew chief Sgt H. Morin. Tail letter "W". Nicknamed "Big Nig III" with the nose art of a Damon Runyon inspired character on the left side of the nose painted by SSgt Tony Benson. Previously Folse was assigined A-20G "Big Nig" 43-9436 and A-20G "Big Nig II". This A-20 flew combat missions in New Guinea. Ultimate fate unknown, likely written off and scrapped.

Louis Folse (son of 1st Lt. James L. Folse)

USAF Serial Number Search Results - A-20G-40-DO Havoc 43-21315

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February 18, 2020


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