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  B-17F-10-BO "Aztec's Curse" Serial Number 41-24457  
USAAF
13th AF
11th BG
26th BS

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11th BG October 5, 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Delivered to the U. S. Army as B-17F-10-BO Flying Fortress serial number 41-24457.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 11th Bombardment Group, 27th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Aztec's Curse" and flew combat missions in the Solomon Islands.

On October 5, 1942 this B-17 was photographed after a bombing mission over Gizo on Ghizo Island. Afterwards, this photograph was highly reproduced.

Mission History
On April 23, 1943, this B-17 ground looped piloted by Captain Leon Rockwell.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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