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  B-17C Flying Fortress Serial Number 40-2063  
USAAF
7th BG
88th RS

Pilot ¬†Larry D. Dennis
Crashed  May 29, 1943
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Assigned to the 7th Bombardment Group, 88th Recon Squadron based at Albuquerque Airfield. No known nickname or nose art.

Wartime History
On December 6, 1941 this B-17 was part of an unarmed ferry flight that departed Hamilton Field bound for Hickam Field. One crew member was 1st Lt. Leo M. Eminger. On the morning of December 7, 1941 incoming Japanese aircraft detected on radar were dismissed as the expected flight of B-17s. The formation of B-17s arrived during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. This B-17 landed safely at Hickam Field.

Mission History
On May 29, 1943 crashed at Sebring, Florida piloted Larry D. Dennis. Three were killed in the crash. Written off the same day as the crash.

References
7 December 1941 - The Air Force Story - Appendix D - B-17s Arriving During the Attack - B-17C 40-2063
Fortress Against The Sun pages 382
AAIR - May 1943 USAAF Stateside Accident Reports - May 29, 1943 B-17E 40-2063
Thanks to David Tanner for additional information

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January 5, 2018

 

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