When the United States entered World War 2,  the A-20 attack bomber had already been proven in combat by British and French forces. On July 4, 1942, six A-20s flown by American crews of the 15th Bombardment Squadron accompanied six flown by British crews on a low-altitude mission against four Dutch airfields, the first United States daylight bombing raid in Europe.  The versatile A-20 was used in the Pacific, Middle East, North African, Russian, and European theaters. Some A-20s equipped with radar equipment and additional nose guns were redesignated as P-70s and were used as night fighters until replaced in 1944 by the P-61 "Black Widow" with its increased high altitude performance.  A-20 production halted in September 1944 with more than 7,000 built for the United States and its allies. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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When the United States entered World War 2, the A-20 attack bomber had already been proven in combat by British and French forces. On July 4, 1942, six A-20s flown by American crews of the 15th Bombardment Squadron accompanied six flown by British crews on a low-altitude mission against four Dutch airfields, the first United States daylight bombing raid in Europe. The versatile A-20 was used in the Pacific, Middle East, North African, Russian, and European theaters. Some A-20s equipped with radar equipment and additional nose guns were redesignated as P-70s and were used as night fighters until replaced in 1944 by the P-61 "Black Widow" with its increased high altitude performance. A-20 production halted in September 1944 with more than 7,000 built for the United States and its allies. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

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Date: 28 Aug 2002
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