B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-2416 / San Antonio Rose

B-17 #41-2416 / San Antonio Rosezoom_in




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B-17 41-2416 / San Antonio Rose

Delivered Salt Lake Strategic Arms Depot (SAD) 9-Sep-41; Assigned 88RS/7BG [aircraft 13] then 40BS/19BG Hickam Field, HI, one of the aircraft arrived over Pearl Harbor 7-Dec-41 with Lt Frank Bostrom, Lt Wilson Cook, Lt Earl Sheggrud, Avn Cdt Bob Carruthers, T/Sgt Herb Collins, S/Sgt Les Hansen, Pfc Herb Wheatley, Pfc Elwood Shouldis, Pfc Clyde Horn, slightly damaged by Japanese strafing and landed Kuhuku golf course; transferred 88RS/19BG; then 7BG; damaged Townsville, Australia 22-Feb-42 when colliding with 41-2434; eventually through Batchelor Field, Australia, and to Del Monte, Philippines for a sortie against Japanese landings at Legaspi Mar-42; eventually used as a hangar queen before Written off at Brisbane 31/1/44. SAN ANTONIO ROSE.

Last updated: 18. January 2020


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