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41-2458

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Sacramento 17/12/41; Assigned 28BS/19BG Java 30/1/42 with A. Key; transferred 7BG. Transfered to 65BS/43BG; damaged in action and crash landed Pasiran 8/2/42; transfered as second line aircraft to 39TCS/317TCG Dobodura 11/43; took part in first Air Drop 19/12/43 with Capt Lee Bird, Navigator: Seymour Schafer, Radio Operator: George Prezioso, Waist gunner: Lewis Scoot,Tail gunner: Paul Balsewitz; transferred 6PRG/8PRS; according to Reg Tatro flew to Sydney on beer run; ground looped Finchhafen 27/1/45, repaired but eventually W/O at Brisbane 27/1/45. YANKEE DIDD'LER – WOULDN’T IT ROOT YA.

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Date Contributor Update
16 February 2020 18:03:42 phil marchese Changes to production block number, manufacturer and markings
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AAM associated image.

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2020 18:00:13 phil marchese Changes to description
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Puncuation.

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2017 16:45:15 Yorkshireman Changes to nicknames
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Hutchinson & Cortright

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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