B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-2667 / Texas Tornado

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2667 / Texas Tornado



History of
B-17 41-2667 / Texas Tornado

Delivered Minneapolis 7/3/42; Assigned 435BS/19BG Hawaii 6/5/42; transferred 5AF 22/5/42, but exploded on take off at Whenuapi, Auckland, NZ en route Laverton, near Melbourne, Aus 9/5/42 with Col. Rich Cobb, Co-pilot: Jim Bruce, Lt E. Hoffman, Chas Brunson, Hary Cohn, J. Lopez, John Clanton, Jim Herriotta, Curtis Childers plus two passengers Lt B. Hust (USN), Capt Jean Githerd (French Navy) (11 Killed in Service); Written off 31/10/44.


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