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On February 19, 1942 took off at roughly 6:00am piloted by Captain Schwanbeck on bombin mission against a Japanese convoy landing troops on the southern coast of Bali. Arriving over the target at 8:35am and bombing through overcast and anti-aircraft fire from 11,000' then returned to base.
Assigned to the 43rd Bombardment Group, 65th Bombardment Squadron. Assigned to pilot Captain George K. Shako. Nicknamed "Yankee Diddl'er (Wouldn't It Root Ya)" with a reclining nude figure on the side of the nose.
Later, assigned to the 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron operating from Port Moresby.
During early November 1943, converted to an armed transport at the 4th Air Depot at Garbutt Field. The lower turret was removed and cargo bins installed in the bomb bay, engines replaced and the bomber was repainted, including the nose art "covering her risque nude art work and the long row of bombs recording more than 60 missions she had made".
Assigned to the 54th Troop Carrier Wing, 317th Troop Carrier Group, 39th Troop Carrier Squadron with squadron number 25.
On December 19, 1943 the converted B-17 flew its first air drop mission with four quartermaster soldiers aboard to drop the cargo, in addition to the armed transport's crew including pilot Captain Lee Bird, navigator Lt. Seymour M. Schafer, waist gunner Sgt Lewis K. Scott and tail gunner SSgt Paul Blasewitz. Likely, SSgt George Prezioso was the radio operator.
On March 1, 1944 one of five armed transports that took off from Finschafen Airfield on a mission to air drop supplies to US Army forces and strafe enemy positions on Los Negros. The next day, flew another air drop and ground support mission.
Scrapped at Brisbane on January 27, 1945.
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