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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered March Field 6-Mar-41; MacDill 3-Mar-42; crashed out of limits of continental USA; Written off 6-Aug-42. Never used in combat, never served in the UK.

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Aircraft

  • 38-223

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered March 10-Nov-39; Assigned ATC, W Palm Beach 24-Mar-42; with Lovell Stuber crash landed 100 miles South of Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico 9-Apr-42, Written off 24-Apr-42. Missing Air Crew Report 15642. 6 Killed. Not in combat, never served in...

People

  • Elliott Roosevelt

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer Photographic Wing | 25th Bomb Group
    In WWII he commanded the aerial reconnaissance wing that played a key role in the Allies' 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy, France, as well as the invasions of North Africa and Sicily Commander of HQ 325th Photo Wing, [Reconnaissance]. Roosevelt...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2020 01:18:14 Jason Garver Changes to nicknames, markings, aircraft associations and person associations
Sources

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Rusty has this aircraft as being part of the mapping mission named Operation Rusty.

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2019 16:14:12 Emily Changes to serial number
Sources

Removed block number from serial number

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2015 21:03:58 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-Jan-2015. Added Block Number, appended Block Number to name, Manufacturer, converted dates to military-style significations per "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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