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41-2415 B-17E

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Salt Lake Strategic Arms Depot (SAD) 28-Nov-41; Assigned 26BS/11BG; transferred 31BS/5BG Hickam Field, HI mid-May 1942; shot down during battle of Midway 5-Jun-42 with Robert Porter. CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. 9KIA Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 16541. Never served in the UK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 June 2016 15:13:26 Lucy May Changes to description
Sources

Changed date of transfer to Hickam Field, HI from 10-Nov-42 to mid-May 1942.
Source: Recollections of Joe Goeppner who served as a gunner on another B-17 transferred at the same time, serial number 41-9156 "Uncle Biff".
See: http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/10118
And: http://www.301bg.com/goeppner_joe_g2877_301bg.cfm

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2015 17:35:18 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and description
Sources

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. MACR 16541.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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