List of Douglas A-20 Havoc operators
List of A-20 Havoc operators identifies the country, military service, and unit that has been supplied or purchased A-20s.
69 Aircraft, 22 DB-7B A28-1 to A28-22, 9 A-20C A28-23 to A28-31, 9 A-20A A28-32 to A28-40 and 29 A-20G A28-50 to A28-78 (A28-41 to A28-49 not used)
31 aircraft, 30 A-20K and 1 A-20C
- 1st Bomb Group Light
- 2nd Bomb Group Light
No. 342 Sqn RAF (Free French)Boston III/IV
Japanese forces captured a few Dutch aircraft (DB-7B's) in Java.
The USSR received 2,908 Douglas Havocs; over one third of production. The Soviet Air Force (VVS) often rearmed them with Soviet turrets and weapons. In one instance, a Havoc was downed over the Gulf of Finland with a female gunner. Women primarily served in the VVS in three official regiments but some served in otherwise all-male units.
The Soviet Naval Air Service's primary anti-shipping aircraft were Havoc A-20Gs fitted to drop torpedoes and mines.
- No. 13 Squadron RAF
- No. 14 Squadron RAF
- No. 18 Squadron RAF
- No. 23 Squadron RAF
- No. 55 Squadron RAF
- No. 85 Squadron RAF
- No. 88 Squadron RAF
- No. 93 Squadron RAF
- No. 107 Squadron RAF
- No. 114 Squadron RAF
- No. 226 Squadron RAF
- No. 530 Squadron RAF
- No. 531 Squadron RAF
- No. 532 Squadron RAF
- No. 533 Squadron RAF
- No. 534 Squadron RAF
- No. 535 Squadron RAF
- No. 536 Squadron RAF
- No. 537 Squadron RAF
- No. 538 Squadron RAF (formerly No. 1459 Flight RAF) - Turbinlite
- No. 539 Squadron RAF
- No. 605 Squadron RAF
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- Hardesty, Von (1991) . "At Full Stride". Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power 1941-1945. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. p. 193. ISBN 0-87474-510-1.
...over the Gulf of Finland on May 5, 1943, when the Luftwaffe downed a Lend-Lease Havoc A-20, the Germans were considerably shocked to discover that the three-member crew included a woman—a gunner.
- Lend-Lease on airforce.ru. Conversation with the maintenance chief of an A-20G Boston of the 51st MTAP (Mine-Torpedo Air Regiment), Nikolay Alekseevich Sterlikov (regiment commander's aircraft, serial number 43-10067, tail number 51) Moscow, 29 December 2002
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