B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24538

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24538



History of
B-17 41-24538

Delivered Cheyenne 3/8/42; Hamilton 11/9/42; Assigned 403BS/43BG Mareeba, Aus 15/9/42; Iron Range, Aus 17/10/42; Milne Bay, NG 23/11/42; Missing in Action Rabual, NG with Capt Jean Jack, Co-pilot: Art Durbeck, Navigator: Jim Knapp, Bombardier: Harry Urban, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Meehan, Radio Operator: Carl Averill, Ball turret gunner: Dave Carlson, Waist gunner: Amando Mancini, Waist gunner: ? Canaan,Tail gunner: Dale Barr 5/1/43; shot down by four Zeros, ditched off 200 yds off Urasi Is. Spotted by RAAF Beaufort and picked up by RAAF Catlina. Written off 31/10/44.


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