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  B-17E Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-2419  
USAAF
5th AF
7th BG
22nd BS

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IJA c1942

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas by pilot Jack W. Hughes to Java.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 22nd Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

On January 22, 1942 took off form Palembang I Airfield (P1) piloted by Jack W. Hughes and crashed on take off. Written off, the B-17 was stripped for usable parts then abandoned with the engines, tail and left wing removed.

Wreckage
The remains of this B-17 were captured by the Japanese Army when they occupied Sumatra. During the occupation of the airfield, film footage and photographs were taken of this bomber.

References
Fortress Against The Sun
They Fought With What They Had
Thanks to Osamu Tagaya and William Bartsch for additional information

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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