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Sometime after December 7, 1941, painted in Hawaiian Air Depot (HAD) three color camouflage scheme consisting of dark green, olive drab and tan upper surfaces with standard gray lower surfaces.
During the remainder of December 1942 this B-17 flew reconnaissance missions from Hickam Field to patrol the Pacific Ocean area around Hawaii.
On February 10, 1942 departed Hickam Field on a ferry flight bound for Australia. During the flight, a directive was issued that all B-17 type aircraft were to be referred to as Hudson Mark 6 aircraft in all communications that involved wireless transmission.
During the evening of February 22, 1942 this B-17 accidentally collided with B-17E 41-2434 and was unable to participate in the first American bombing mission against Rabaul. Heavily damaged, this B-17 was stripped for usable parts. Immediately, the left wing tip was used to repair B-17E 41-2434.
By April 1942, it was stripped of all usable parts. Officially written off at Brisbane January 31, 1944.
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