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  A-20G "Big Nig II" Serial Number ?  
5th AF
3rd BG
89th BS

Pilot  1st Lt. James L. Folse (survived)
Gunner  ? (survived)
Force Landed  June 16, 1944
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built at Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20G serial number unknown. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 3rd Bombardment Group, 89th Bombardment Squadron. Assigned to pilot 1st Lt. James L. Folse with crew chief R. J. Campbell. Nicknamed "Big Nig II" with the nose art of a Damon Runyon inspired character on the left side of the nose painted by SSgt Tony Benson. Previously he was assigined A-20G "Big Nig" 43-9436 and later A-20G "Big Nig III" 43-21315.

Wartime History
On June 16, 1944 took off from Hollandia Airfield piloted by 1st Lt. James L. Folse on a strike mission against Kokas. Afterwards, this A-20 was written off. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Louis Folse (son of James L. Folse)

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Last Updated
February 18, 2020


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