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List of surviving Douglas A-20 Havocs
A-20G Little Joe at the National Museum of the United States Air Force

The Douglas A-20 Havoc was an American attack, light bomber and 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 by the Douglas A-26, RAAF replace them with Bristol Beaufighters, and with 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 were 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 | edit source]

Australia[edit | edit source]

On display
  • 42-86786 - RAAF Amberley Heritage Centre Queensland. Held at Amberley till facility to hold aircraft under cover build at Papua New Guinea National Museum in Port Moresby [2]
Boston III
  • RAAF A28-8, RAAF Sqn Code DU-J, RAF s/n AL907 - RAAF Museum, RAAF Base Point Cook in Victoria.[3]
Under restoration
  • 42-86615 - under restoration at the RAAF Museum, RAAF Wagga in New South Wales.[4]
  • 43-9686 - under restoration at the RAAF Museum, RAAF Wagga in New South Wales.[5]

Brazil[edit | edit source]

  • 44-0539 - Museu Aeroespacial, Campo dos Afonsos in Rio de Janeiro.[6]

Papua New Guinea[edit | edit source]

  • 42-86786 - Papua New Guinea National Museum in Port Moresby when dedicated undercover building built.[7]

Russia[edit | edit source]


United Kingdom[edit | edit source]

On display
  • 41-19393 - partial airframe recovered from Russia, an unrestored display at the Wings Museum near Balcombe.[9]
Under restoration

United States[edit | edit source]

On display
Restoration or Storage
  • 43-21709 - under restoration to airworthiness by Aero Trader, owned by Lewis Fighter Fleet LCC in San Antonio, Texas.[15]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Boeing History: A-20 page
  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." Warbird Registry. Retrieved: 26 May 2011.
  5. "A-20G Havoc/43-9686." Warbird Registry. Retrieved: 26 May 2011.
  6. "A-20K Havoc/44-0539." Warbird Registry. Retrieved: 26 May 2011.
  7. "A-20G Havoc/42-86786." Warbird Registry. Retrieved: 26 May 2011.
  8. "A-20G Havoc/43-10052." Warbird Registry. Retrieved: 26 May 2011.
  9. "A-20C Havoc/41-19393." Wings Museum. Retrieved: 30 May 2013.
  10. "A-20 Havoc/43-9436." key.aero. Retrieved: 20 May 2013.
  11. "A-20G Havoc/43-22200." National Museum of the USAF. Retrieved: 17 April 2012.
  12. "A-20G Havoc/43-21627." Pima Air and Space Museum. Retrieved: 17 April 2012.
  13. "A-20G Havoc/43-22197." FAA Registry. Retrieved: 26 May 2011.
  14. "A-20H Havoc/44-0020." FAA Registry. Retrieved: 17 April 2012.
  15. "A-20J Havoc/43-21709." FAA Registry. Retrieved: 26 May 2011.
  16. "F-3A Havoc/39-741." Underwater Admiralty Sciences. Retrieved: 29 May 2013.
  • 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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