B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-2452

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2452



History of
B-17 41-2452

Delivered Bakersfield 30/12/41; Assigned 93BS/19BG Java 10/2/42 with McCauley, transferred 7BG; used in McArthur’s 1st rescue attempt; detailed bombing mission on Lakunai AF, near Rabual, but on return crash landed beach Malapla Is, New Guinea 9/8/42 with Capt Harry J. Hawthorne, Co-pilot: Paul Scarboro, Navigator: Warren Bryant, Bombardier: Bob Haase, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Milton Kelm, Radio Operator: Arnold Osborne, Ball turret gunner: Walter Buchanan, Waist gunner: Mike Andrade,Tail gunner: Paul Harman. (fate?).

Last updated: 12. June 2017


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