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Lt. Edward Davidson (survived)
Gunner ? (survived)
Force Landed April 16, 1944
Built at Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as A-20G-30-DO Havoc serial number 43-9629. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South West Pacific Area (SWPA).
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 417th Bombardment Group "Sky Lancers" (417th BG), 675th Bombardment Squadron. Tail letter E. No known nose art or nickname.
On April 16, 1944 took off from Saidor Airfield piloted by 2nd Lt. Edward Davidson on a low level strike against Hollandia. Returning, encountered a severe weather front. While attempting to land at Yami Airfield near Saidor. During the landing, the left main gear collapsed after landing in mud. The crew suffered minor injuries and afterwards the aircraft was written off. Afterwards, this mission was dubbed "Black Sunday".
During 1985, this aircraft was salvaged by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Afterwards, transported to Australia and placed into storage at RAAF Museum at Point Cook until circa 2000.
USAF Serial Number Search Results - A-20G-30-DO Havoc 43-9629
"9629 (675th BS) main gear collapsed during landing at Yamai Apr 16, 1944 during infamous Black Sunday mission to Hollanida. This aircraft must have been recovered by the RAAF, as its remains were noted in storage at RAAF Amberley, Australia November 2002, for disposal by RAAF Museum now that their two A-20 restorations are complete"
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - A-20G Havoc 43-9629
Black Sunday (2000) by Michael Claringbould page 75 (photo), 97
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