B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 40-2062

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-2062



History of
B-17 40-2062

Delivered Hickam 17-Oct-42; Assigned 93BS/19BG Clarke Field 20-Oct-41; with Jim Connally landed Malang, 11-Jan-41; returned to Batchelor, Australia 20-Dec-41 with Jim Connally, Milton Beekman, M. Rowan, Durward Fesmire, Milton Kelm, Bob Hiron, Coburn, Peterson, Quinzel, Dick Olsen, McIntyre; to Samarinda, Borneo then Singosari, Java 30-Dec-41; while on a test flight 3-Feb-42 with Ray Cox, Co-pilot: John Huse, Navigator: John Sowa, Bombardier: Art Karlinga, John Remsy, Jack Bingham,Tail gunner: Don Barnes (7 Killed in Action) two others were 131st Field Artillery members, both KIA, shot down by Zeros over Malang, Java, the last B-17C in theatre.

Last updated: 6. June 2017


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