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  B-17F-20-BO Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-24528  
USAAF
13th AF
11th BG
431st BS

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USAAF c1942

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to the South Pacific

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 11th Bombardment Group, 431st Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

During late 1942, this B-17 flew a bombing mission against Buka Airfield, Bougainville and shipping at Shortland Harbor.

During the night of October 13-14, 1942, while parked at Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, this B-17 was riddled by shell fragments during the Japanese Naval bombardment of the airfield. Afterwards it was written off.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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