B-17 Flying Fortress - Photo of B-17 41-24521

B-17 41-24521
Photo of B-17 #41-24521 / Black Jack aka The Joker’s Wild



Delivered Lowry 29/7/42; Hamilton 31/8/42; with Bill O’Brien Assigned 19BG Mareeba, Aus 7/9/42 (as JOKERS WILD on starboard side); transferred 63BS/43BG Torrens Creek, Aus 7/9/42; Iron Range, Aus 17/10/42; Milne Bay, PNG 23/11/42; Port Moresby, NG 11/5/43; Missing in Action Wewak, Rabual 11/7/43 with Ralph De Loach, Co-pilot: Joe Moore, Navigator: Chas Shaver, Bombardier: Herman Dias, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Delbert Smith, Radio Operator: George Prezioso, Ball turret gunner: Joe Wilson, Waist gunner: Dan Clinton, Waist gunner: Jim Peterson,Tail gunner: Paul Blaswitz. ditched Boga Boga, PNG;. (found underwater Dec 1986 by Australian divers and almost intact.). BLACK JACK.(on port side) and JOKERS WILD (on starboard side).

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