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|Pilot 1st Lt. Theodore B. Swanson (survived)
Force landed February 3, 1942
On January 25, 1942 took off from Malang Airfield on Java piloted by Lt. 1st Lt. Fred T. Crimmins, Jr. on a bombing mission against against Balikapapan. Due to bad weather, for formation consumed more fuel and returning from the mission, this bomber ran low on fuel and made a wheels down lading on Madera Island. Later, additional fuel arrived and Dutch and natives refueled the B-17 and building an improvised runway and clearing a take off path over three days. On January 28, 1942 this B-17 successfully took off and returned to Malang Airfield.
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