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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/5/42; slated RAF but Assigned 5AF 6/8/42 then 19BG Hawaii 21/8/42; transferred 65BS/43BG Port Moresby; Missing in Action (13m) on convoy bombing mission off Lae 8/1/43 with Ray Dau 9th mission), Co-pilot: Don Hoggan, Navigator: Peter Hudec, Bombardier: Albt Cole [wia], Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lloyd DuMond, Radio Operator: Bob Albright [wia], Waist gunner: Francis Caldwell, Waist gunner: Henry Blasco,Tail gunner: Henry Bowen (died of wounds) (9 Returned to Duty); (2 died of wounds)hit by flak and force landed Black Cat Pass, east of Wau, New Guinea. Written off. Was intended as Lend Lease for RAF Coastal Command as [FL461] painted with RAF roundels, which were covered by USAAF insignia. Wreck still intact, although USAAF insignia has worn off still showing RAF roundels.

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Date Contributor Update
20 November 2020 23:50:10 ram957 Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
04 January 2020 18:27:29 phil marchese Changes to production block number and manufacturer
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Gordy, Pacific Wrecks

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:08 AAM AAM ingest
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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