B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24520 / Fightin Swede

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24520 / Fightin Swede


MACR: 15689


History of
B-17 41-24520 / Fightin Swede

Delivered Lowry 29/7/42; Hamilton 31/8/42; Assigned 19BG Mareeba, Aus 1/9/42; transferred 63BS & 403BS/43BG Iron Range, Aus 17/10/43; Milne Bay, NG 23/11/42; Missing in Action recon mission Wewak 8/5/43 with Maj Bob Keats, Co-pilot: Bill Ward, Navigator: John Mumane, Bombardier: Rich Tennant, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Kachigian, Radio Operator: John Mannion, Oilman Beerwert, Bernie Parker,Tail gunner: Bill Bates, photo-Frank Goodwin (10 Killed in Action); midair coll with Ki-43 Oscar, crashed in sea between Finschhafen and Wewak; MACR-13689. THE FIGHTIN’ SWEDE.

Last updated: 6. July 2017


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