List of surviving Douglas A-20 Havocs

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The Douglas A-20 Havoc is an American attack/light bomber/night fighter aircraft of World War II.

On September 20, 1944 the last Douglas A-20K Havoc was produced by Douglas, with 7098 having been built by Douglas and 380 under license by Boeing.[1] The Havoc was quickly replaced in USAAF service by the Douglas A-26, the RAAF replaced them with Bristol Beaufighters, and the RAF with the de Havilland Mosquito. One of the last substantial users was the Força Aérea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) who continued using the A-20 until the late 1950s.

So quickly was the A-20 phased out of service and scrapped that, by the early 1960s, the aircraft was on the verge of extinction with only six complete airframes known in existence. Currently, due to numerous expeditions into the jungles of New Guinea, as well as Russian crash sites, additional restorable airframes are being discovered and the number of intact aircraft growing.

Survivors[edit]

Australia[edit]

On display
A-20G
  • 42-86786 - RAAF Amberley Heritage Centre Queensland. To be held at Amberley until facility to hold aircraft is built at Papua New Guinea National Museum in Port Moresby.[2]
Boston III
Under restoration
A-20G

Brazil[edit]

On display
A-20K

Finland[edit]

Submerged
A-20??
  • An A-20 plane was found during Nord Stream 2 gasline project in 2017. The plane is submerged 100 meters deep in the Baltic Sea on international waters.

It's in one piece which is rare for a plane that has crashlanded in a sea. There could possibly be the remains of the pilot as well as bombs in working condition.[6]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Under restoration or in storage
A-20G
  • 42-86786 - stored at the Papua New Guinea National Museum in Port Moresby when dedicated undercover building built.[7]

Poland[edit]

Under restoration or in storage
A-20
  • s/n unknown - Extracted from Baltic sea floor. To be displayed in Krakow National Museum of Aviation after restoration.[8]

Russia[edit]

On display
A-20G

United Kingdom[edit]

On display
A-20C
  • 41-19393 - airframe section recovered from Russia, an unrestored display at the Wings Museum near Balcombe.[10]

Boston III

  • RAF A28-8, RAF s/n Z2186 - City of Norwich Aviation Museum (wing section).

United States[edit]

Airworthy
A-20G
On display
A-20G
Under restoration or in storage
A-20G
A-20H
F-3A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Boeing History: A-20 page Archived 2007-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "A-20G Havoc/42-86786." RAAF Amberly Heritage Centre. Retrieved: 30 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Boston III/AL907." RAAF Museum Point Cook. Retrieved: 30 May 2013.
  4. ^ "A-20G Havoc/42-86615." pacificwrecks.com Retrieved: 12 March 2015.
  5. ^ "A-20K Havoc/44-0539." aerialvisuals.ca Retrieved: 12 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Suomenlahden pohjasta löytyi ehjä pommikone – "Hyvin harvinaista" | Yle Uutiset". yle.fi. 2016-12-06. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  7. ^ "A-20G Havoc/42-86786." pacificwrecks.com Retrieved: 12 March 2015.
  8. ^ Hopkins, Dave. "Rare Second World War American bomber of 'exceptional value' retrieved from the bottom of the Baltic Sea in remarkably good condition" dailymail.co.uk, 7 October 2014. Retrieved: 8 October 2014.
  9. ^ "A-20G Havoc/43-10052." aerialvisuals.ca Retrieved: 12 March 2015.
  10. ^ "A-20C Havoc/41-19393." Wings Museum. Retrieved: 30 May 2013.
  11. ^ "FAA Registry: N747HS" FAA.gov Retrieved: 26 May 2011.
  12. ^ "A-20G Havoc/43-21709" Lewis Air Legends Retrieved: 3 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Douglas A-20G Havoc." National Museum of the US Air Force. Retrieved: 24 August 2015.
  14. ^ "A-20G Havoc/43-21627." Pima Air and Space Museum. Retrieved: 17 April 2012.
  15. ^ "FAA Registry: N34920" FAA.gov Retrieved: 26 May 2011.
  16. ^ "A-20H Havoc/44-0020" aerialvisuals.ca Retrieved: 9 May 2017.
  17. ^ "F-3A Havoc/39-741." GossHawk Limited. Retrieved: 21 February 2015.
Bibliography
  • Ogden, Bob. Aviation Museums and Collections of North America. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 2007. ISBN 0-85130-385-4.
  • United States Air Force Museum Guidebook. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio: Air Force Museum Foundation, 1975.

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