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A-20 40-155

Aircraft Model:Douglas A-20A Havoc
Manufacturer:Douglas Aircraft Company
Units:No. 18 (NEI) Squadron, RAAF
89th Bombardment Squadron, 3rd Bombardment Group, USAAF


18 June 1942Delivered to No. 18 (NEI) Squadron, RAAF, at Canberra.
Returned to US 5th Air Force control and flown to Richmond.
16 November 1942Aircraft missing during ferry flight from Cairns to Port Moresby.
Pilot: 1/Lt FRANCIS C. PRUITT, USAAF O-442230 (Missing)
Crew: 2/Lt CORNELIUS F. O'LEARY, USAAF O-649101 (Missing)
Crew: S/Sgt ROGER S. MARTIN, USAAF 11014927 (Missing)
Crew: S/Sgt ROLAND C. NOYES, JR., USAAF 18010733 (Missing)


Anon. c. 1948 Missing Aircrew Report #16437.

Baugher, J. 2018 1940 USAAC Serial Numbers. Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 1 April 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1940.html>.

Dunn, P. 2017 Crash of an A-20A Havoc between Australia and New Guinea on 15 or 16 or 21 November 1942. Retrieved 2 April 2018 from <http://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/qld138.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, RAAF Unit History sheets (Form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] Number 18 NEI [Netherlands East Indies] Squadron, A9186, 40.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 A-20A "Abijah Gooch" Serial Number 40-155. Retrieved 2 April 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/a-20/40-155.html>.

Record updated on 2 April 2018.


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