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40-2074 B-17C

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Langley 14-Nov-41; Assigned 38RS/19BG [aircraft 38], Hickam Field; suffered heavy damage on arrival at Pearl Harbor, 7-Dec-41 with Capt Ray Swenson, Lt Ernie Reid, Lt Homer Taylor, Avn Cdt G.C. Beale, M/Sgt Leroy Pouncey, Sgt Earl Williams, Cpl Mac Lucas, Pvt Bert Lee, Lt Bill Schick. Attempted to land Bellows Field, Japanese gunfire ignited flare box on board, fuselage then buckled and broke in half; a passenger flight surgeon, Lt Schick, was Killed in Action by strafing fire as he ran from ship. Salvaged.

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Date Contributor Update
19 February 2015 17:32:17 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description
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Lee Cunningham 19-Feb-2015. All Additions and edits 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
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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