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40-3072

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Albuquerque Strategic Arms Depot 6-May 41; Hickham Field, HI 17-Oct-41; Assigned 93BS/19BG Ft Douglas, UT with J.A. Roberts, (? with J.W. Bleasdale) crash landed Lt Rock, AR 17-Jun-41; transferred Clark Field, PI 23-Oct-41 with Alvin Mueller, Jim Colovin, George Markovich, Bob Schlotte, Adolph Doucet, Clyde Anderson, Lewis Wise, John Biff, George McGee; Delivered Monte-Batchelor, Australia 17-Dec-41 with Earl Tash, Doug Kellar, Art Hoffman, Stitt, J. Sowa, A. Norgaard, Karlinger, J. Penney, Moody, Laza; to Malang, Java 2-Jan-42 with Tash; blown up by terrorists Parisian, Java 22-Feb-42. Salvaged. Never served in the UK.

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  • Donald Harmon

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Enlisted in 1938 initially serving with military police. Transferred to US air Corp in 1942. Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Part of Ed Mueller's crew. Hospitalized by frostbite, hence not with his regular crew when they were lost in B-17 42-29724...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2019 16:33:49 Emily Changes to serial number
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Removed block number from serial number

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2015 01:25:59 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description
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Lee Cunningham 29-May-2015. Added Block Number, manufacturer, nickname; edited description changed 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
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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