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  B-17D Flying Fortress Serial Number 40-3069  
USAAF
19th BG

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Assigned to the 19th Bombardment Group.

Wartime History
On December 8, 1941 at 1200 hours, this B-17 was destroyed on the ground at Clark Field by Japanese bombing.

Wreckage
When the area was occupied by the Japanese, this wreckage was captured by the Japanese and possibly parts of this B-17 were used to repair B-17D 40-3095.

References
Fortress Against The Sun pages 382, 396, 398
Robert Mikesh "Japan's Mystery Fleet of American Bombers" Air Classic Vol 9, No 5, May 1973

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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