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38-215 B-17B

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered March 6-Nov-39; 36BS/28BG Cold Weather Test at Ladd Field (Alaska) 12-Oct-40; participated against Japanese raids on Dutch Harbor and air battles over Umnak Pass 5-May-42; with Capt Marvin Walseth, Sgt Nelson, rest unknown (6 Killed in Action) crashed SW end of Umnak Is. on return from Weather recon over Kiska,18-Jul-42; all six KIA. Never posted to UK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2015 18:04:40 freelancesteve Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Stephen Dennis and Army archives

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2015 20:18:28 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number and manufacturer
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-Jan-2015, Appended Block Number to name.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 22:04:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to production block number and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2015. Added Y block and note to description based on " The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne; converted dates to military-style signification.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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