B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37722

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-37722

Delivered Denver 8/10/43; Walla Walla 21/10/43; Gr Island 15/11/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 21/1/44; c/f on base 28/1/44; sal 2 SAD 30/1/44; with George Whattam force landed Gulfport 1/10/44; as SB-17G AMC to REC 2/5/49.

B-17 42-37722 Details

Caught fire and burnt out at the base. Scrapped.

After a normal landing on runway 10, this aircraft showed a burst of flame, apparently under the tail, but probably from the No. 3 engine. The crash crew was away quickly and at first seemed to have put it out, but fire suddenly reappeared and rapidly became too strong to control. All members of the crew evacuated the aircraft unhurt.


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