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41-2429 B-17E

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Salt Lake Strategic Arms Depot (SAD) 30-Nov-41; Assigned 88RS/7BG [aircraft 11] then 19BG Hickam Field, HI arrived over Pearl Harbor 7-Dec-41 with Capt Rich H. Carmichael, Capt Jim Twaddell, Lt Don Tower, Lt Kermit Meyers, Avn Cdt Theo Pascoe, T/Sgt Wallace Carter, S/Sgt Jack Tribble, S/Sgt Sam Tower, S/Sgt Harry Boyer; transferred 40BS then 93BS; shot down Rabual, New Britain 7-Aug-42 in McArthur’s staff rescue attempt, with Harl Pease (MOH), Chester Czechowski (both survived crash landed but later executed); Co-pilot: F/Sgt Fred Earp (RAAF), Navigator: Rich Wood, Bombardier: Bob Burleson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rex Matson, Radio Operator: Alvar Liimataien, David Brown, Fred Oettel (7 Killed in Action); Missing Air Crew Report 16020. Written off 15/6/44. WHY DON’T WE DO THIS MORE OFTEN ?


Date Contributor Update
26 June 2015 21:24:42 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and description

Lee Cunningham 26-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 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log