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|Pilot 1st Lt. James L. Folse (survived)
Gunner ? (survived)
Force Landed June 16, 1944
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.
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.
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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