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38-270 B-17B

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hamilton 7-Feb-40; Assigned 2BG/41Rec. Sq Argentia (Nfld) 21-Aug-41, and a week after attacked a U-boat. This was not damaged but the first US incident in which US bombs were dropped in anger, however the press never knew!; to Davis-Monthan, with Gilbert Kuhn force landed 40 miles SE Gowen Fd, ID; repaired & transferred Sioux Falls 15-Jul-43; Written off 5-Oct- 43. Never used in combat, but did attack a German U-Boat, most probably in the Caribbean. Never served in the UK.


Date Contributor Update
24 January 2015 20:49:47 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description

Lee Cunningham 24-Jan-2015. Added Block Number, appended Block Number to name, Manufacturer, converted dates to military-style significations 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