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During late December 1942, this B-17 flew reconnaissance missions from Hickam Field to patrol the Pacific Ocean area around Hawaii.
During January 1942, flown on a ferry flight from Hickam Field overseas to Australia. Assigned to the 19th Bombardment Group, 40th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.
On February 22/23, 1942 took off from Garbutt Field piloted by Harry Brandon on a bombing mission against Rabaul and claimed one Zero shot down (none were lost). Afterwards, landed at 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby with the left engine out from battle damage and ran out of fuel taxing on the runway.
On March 12, 1942, took off from from Australia piloted by Captain Harold Chaffin on a flight to Del Monte Airfield on Mindanao but mechanical problems caused it to arrive late. This B-17 was one of four bombers used to evacuate General MacArthur, his family and senior staff back to Australia.
During September 1942, this B-17 was briefly assigned to the 374th Troop Carrier Group, 21st Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS) and was overhauled and modified in Australia and then
On July 13, 1943 one of four B-17s: this aircraft, B-17F 41-24355 and B-17F 41-24548 and one B-24 that took off on a bombing mission against Lae.
During October 1944, scrapped at Brisbane.
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