B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 40-3079 / The Gazelle

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-3079 / The Gazelle



History of
B-17 40-3079 / The Gazelle

Delivered Hamilton; Assigned 14BS/19BG Hawaii 14-May-41; to Clark Field, Philippines 16-Jul-41 with Weldon Smith, Morris Friedman, Eddie Hayman, Clevis Jones, George Brandes, Glover Burke, Edwin Dobbernful, Bill Knortz; Del Monte 6-Dec-41; return to Batchelor, Australia 19-Dec-41 with Weldon Smith, Bob Clinkscales, Ed Hayman, Clevis Jones, George Brandes, Glover Burke, Schaffer, Park, Gen. Clagget, Maj Nichols; to Samarinda, Borneo then Singosari, Java 30-Dec-41 after repairs at Laverton, Aus. with Weldon Smith; on transport trip 14-Mar-42 with Duane Skiles; crash landed Daly Waters, Australia with two engines out; one crewman Killed in Service . Salvaged. THE GAZELLE. Never served in UK

Last updated: 18. January 2020


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