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Douglas A-20G Havoc “Bevo” of the 387th Bomb Squadron disintegrates in the water after being shot down by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on Kokas, western New Guinea, 22 Jul 1944. Both crewmembers were killed. Photo 4 of 4.

Caption   Douglas A-20G Havoc “Bevo” of the 387th Bomb Squadron disintegrates in the water after being shot down by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on Kokas, western New Guinea, 22 Jul 1944. Both crewmembers were killed. Photo 4 of 4. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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A-20 Havoc   Main article  Photos  
New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 22 Jul 1944
Photos at Same Place Kokas, Dutch New Guinea, Dutch East Indies
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 13 Jan 2013

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Robert Riemer says:
18 Aug 2018 10:19:58 PM

It looks as though the pilot can be seen, thrown from the wreck, at the far left of the image.
2. Anonymous says:
22 Nov 2019 06:09:15 PM

Jeezus, who were they? Where did they find the courage?

“Surely, The bravest among us are those, who, Having the clearest vision of the danger before them, Go out to meet it...”

Alexander the Great -320 BC
3. Craig R says:
9 Jan 2021 11:00:25 AM

To answer Anonymous' question from the 22 Nov 2019:

Pilot - 1st Lt. James L. Knarr, O-797844 (MIA / KIA) Brady Township, PA
Gunner - SSgt Charles G. Reichley, 13093592 (MIA / KIA) Shamokin Dam, PA

This info was found at PacificWrecks.com, but I believe it's available many other places.

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WW2-Era Place Name Kokas, Dutch New Guinea, Dutch East Indies
Lat/Long -2.7000, 132.4333
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