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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lowry 29/7/42; Hamilton 31/8/42; Assigned 403BS/43BG Mareeba, Aus 1/9/42; Iron Range, Aus 17/10/42; Milne Bay, NG 23/11/42; Port Moresby, NG 11/5/43; badly damaged by explosion of B-24 alongside at Iron Range, Aus 17/8/43. Written off 31/10/44.
Card entries above in error. Aircraft destroyed in night take-off of 90BG 400BS B-24D 41-23942 Bombs To Nip On at Iron Range, north Queensland, Australia, on 17NOV42 when the B-24 ground-looped into the 43BG 403BS B-17 parked alongside the runway.


Date Contributor Update
29 March 2018 22:00:54 Libfan Changes to description

Personal research and photographic evidence of accident.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log