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40-3089 B-17D

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 23BS/5BG [52], transferred 431BS/11BG Hickam Field, HI 14-May-41, took off from Hawaii for Canton 21-Oct-42 with Capt Bill Cherry, Co-pilot: Lt Whittaker, Navigator: Lt De Angelis, Sgt Reynolds, Pvt John Barnes, Sgt Alex*, pass-Col Hans Adamson(inj), pass-Capt Ed Rickenbacker(inj) (9survived, * died after 13 days), but due to navigational error ditched, however crew rescued by USN Kingfisher (aircraft No.52) Missing Air Crew Reports 802 & 900. Never served in the UK

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2015 17:44:41 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 31-May-2015. Appended model to TN (conevntion used for aircraft that never served in UK), edited Description (wrote out acronyms), added production block, added manufacturer, converted dates to military-style signification per "The B-17 Flying Fortress Stroy", Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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