B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24552 / Listen Here Tojo!

B-17 #41-24552 / Listen Here Tojo!zoom_in

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www.americanairmuseum.com

Manufacturer:
Boeing

MACR: 648

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History of
B-17 41-24552 / Listen Here Tojo!

Delivered Lowry 7/8/42; Hamilton 6/10/42; Assigned 403BS/43BG Mareeba, Aus 5/11/42; then 65BS; Milne Bay, NG 23/11/42; Mareeba, Aus 21/1/43; Port Moresby, NG 11/5/43; Missing in Action over Lae, NG 15/9/43 with Howard G. Eberly, Co-pilot: Edgar Townsend, Navigator: George Stacey, Bombardier: Chas ranker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Delmar Dotson, Radio Operator: Joe Ferraiolo, Ball turret gunner: Arthur Jingozian, Waist gunner: Jennings Messer, Waist gunner: Watson Hall, photo/tg-Peter Owens (10KIA, remains recovered and taken home 1996). The last B-17 lost in Pacific, the wreck being found in 1992 at 8,900 ft on a Wau mountain 13 miles SW of Lae. Missing Air Crew Report 648. LISTEN HERE, TOJO.

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B-17 41-24552 / Listen Here Tojo! Details

The last B-17 lost in Pacific.

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B-17 41-24552 / Listen Here Tojo! Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Howard G. Eberly KIA
CP 2LT Edgar L. Townsend KIA
BOMB 2LT Charles E. Ranker KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Delmar Dotson KIA
RO SGT Joseph Ferraiolo KIA
BT SGT Arthur Jingozian KIA
WG S/SGT Theodore J. McCartney KIA
WG S/SGT Watson C. Hall KIA
TG T/SGT Peter S. Owens KIA
--- SGT Jennings B. Messer KIA

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