B-17 Flying Fortress - Photo of B-17 38-270

B-17 38-270
Photo of B-17 #38-270

[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Delivered Hamilton 7-Feb-40; Assigned 2BG/41Rec. Sq Argentia (Nfld) 21-Aug-41, and a week after attacked a U-boat. This was not damaged but the first US incident in which US bombs were dropped in anger, however the press never knew!; to Davis-Monthan, with Gilbert Kuhn force landed 40 miles SE Gowen Fd, ID; repaired & transferred Sioux Falls 15-Jul-43; Written off 5-Oct- 43. Never used in combat, but did attack a German U-Boat, most probably in the Caribbean. Never served in the UK.

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