AMT A-20 for a Guest of the Club
February 2, 2014 in Aviation
As part of being a club member from IPMS Ocala is getting to meet some very interesting people. This person is F.L(Tony) Svore who was an A-20 Pilot with The Roaring 20’s 312th Bomb Group 386th Bomb squadron in the Pacific. I first met him at The Gainsville IPMS club Meeting. He was their to give a talk about his experiences flying the A-20 in combat.
He also talked about his flying of a very rare airplane the B-32 Dominator.
He was a Captain at the time and his Unit was transferred to start flying the B-32 in combat he was made the Unit Commander he was checked out in the B-32 with 2 take off’s and landings
and deemed Qualified. He led the first 10 missions as commander and flew others while doing his duty’s as commander of the unit until the war ended.
At the Gainseville club Artist Ray Waddey presented a Painting of the airplane he flew the film from the Japanese surrender to Washington .
About a month later F.L. Svore came to the Ocala club where I was able to present him with a model of the A-20 he had flown the model was made using pictures of him in his aircraft. He was very pleased with the airplane as he had flown this type of aircraft for quit a few hours in combat.
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