B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-2661 / Snafu

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2661 / Snafu



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B-17 41-2661 / Snafu

Delivered Minneapolis 7/3/42; Assigned Hickam field, Hawaii 5th BG 31st sq. 41-2661 named the SNAFU; force landed in a pineapple field wheels up on 5/6/42 on return from Midway Island after two bombing missions with the 1st Lt. Bob Andrews crew; transferred 5AF 21/7/42; Written off 31/10/44. While in transit to the 5th AF reassigned to the 11th BG 42 sq. 13th AF. Later the 431st sq. Andrews killed in unauthorized B17 flight 12/31/42 Espreto Santo with Capt. Jake Levy who died in crash 1/31/42, with Andrews passing 1/1/43.

Last updated: 14. June 2017


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