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Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as A-24-DE Dauntless serial number 41-15760. Disassembled and shipped overseas across the Pacific and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 27th Bombardment Group, 91st Bombardment Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
On August 25, 1941 this A-24 was damaged while landing then repaired. By early February 1942 this A-24 operated from Malang Airfield on the northern coast of eastern Java.
On February 20, 1942 took off from Malang Airfield on Java piloted by 2nd Richard H. Launder, O-421633 with gunner Cpl Irvin W. Lnenicka, 06581779 as one of seven A-24 Dive Bombers on a dive bombing mission against the Japanese landing force off Bali. Over the target, this A-24 was hit by anti-aircraft fire in the oil cooler and nearly landed at an airfield occupied by the Japanese before aborting the landing and returning to base safely.
This aircraft was officially condemned on November 7, 1942. The ultimate fate unknown, likely abandoned in Java or otherwise disappeared.
Lnenicka passed away on October 18, 1992. He is buried at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima, WA at section 81, block 99.
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