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41-2421 B-17E

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Salt Lake Strategic Arms Depot (SAD) 26-Nov-41; Assigned 14BS/7BG Hawaii but transferred 40BS then 435BS/19BG Australia; overshot and burnt out Horn Island 16-Jul-42 with Maj Clarry McPherson, Co-pilot: Lucius Penick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: M/Sgt Louis “Soup” Silva, passengers- Chas Baxter, Rich Purcell, John Stevenson, Marvin Bond, , Walter Schofield, Chester Appel (possibly Lt Ed Budz, Houston Rice, Jim Houchins) plus 3 others (15 Killed in Service); Written off 31-Oct-44 and used for components elsewhere. Post war all crew taken home for burial. G.I. ISSUE. Never served in the UK


Date Contributor Update
24 June 2015 19:19:40 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and description

Lee Cunningham 24-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