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42-5484

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Seattle 15/12/42; Eglin 4/3/43; McClellan 17/3/43; Seattle 8/5/43; Wright 23/6/43; Seattle 6/8/43; MATCOM Wright Fd 2/6/44; 110 BU Mitchell 19/9/44; Wright 27/9/44; RRD Nashville 3/8/45; 4020 BU Wendover 22/8/45. Assigned to Project Hermit; converted to radio-controlled drone and crashed into mountain on the Wendover, UT bombing range. (RFC Searcey Fd 11/9/45?).

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  • Bertil Olson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3310 'Blood, Guts and Rust'. Plane ditched into Mediterranean Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3328 'Miss Fortune', Killed in Action (KIA).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 12:23:30 phil marchese Changes to production block number, manufacturer and markings
Sources

Baugher, USAAF Serial numbers.

AAM associated image.

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2017 05:25:27 Chris Brame Changes to media associations
Sources

USAAF Project Hermit film

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2017 05:15:44 Chris Brame Changes to markings
Sources

USAAF Project Hermit film

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2017 05:13:48 Chris Brame Changes to markings and description
Sources

USAAF film on Project Hermit

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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