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41-2408 B-17E

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Salt Lake Strategic Arms Depot (SAD) 8-Jan-41; Assigned 38RBS/19BG [aircraft 34], one of the aircraft arriving over Pearl Harbor 7-Dec-41 with Lt Karl Barthelmess, Lt Larry Sheehan, Lt Chas Bergdoll, Avn Cdt John Adams, T/Sgt Roy Coulter, S/Sgt Nick Kahlefent, S/Sgt Lee Embree, Sgt Vance Spears, Cpl Ray Joslin; used for Gen McArthur’s rescue attempt 25-Mar-42; transferred 40BS/7BG, then 65BS/43BG Wheeler; then transferred 54 Troop Carrier Wing Nov-43. Salvaged in Brisbane, Australia. 14-Oct-44. Never served in the UK.


Date Contributor Update
22 June 2015 17:12:50 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description

Lee Cunningham 22-Jun-2015. Appended Model to title (convention used for aircraft that never served in the UK); added Block Number , manufacturer, Edited Description (wrote out acronyms) converted dates to military-style signification per "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story", Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log