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  B-17F-5-BO "Lak-A-Nookie" Serial Number 41-24401  
USAAF
5th AF
43rd BG
65th BS

Former Assignments
63th BS

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c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Delivered to the US Army on June 26, 1941.

Wartime History
Flown to Australia by L. William M. Thompson, and assigned to the 43rd BG, 63rd BS and nicknamed "Lak-A-Nookie". Taxied into a tree at Mareeba Airfield by ground personnel.

Repaired it was transfered to the 65th BS and flew combat from Australia and New Guinea.

The bomber was returned to the United States and scrapped at Kingman, AZ in November 1945.

References
Pride of Seattle page 7

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January 31, 2018

 

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