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  B-17E "Suzy Q" Serial Number 41-2489  
USAAF
5th AF
19th BG
93rd BS

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Delivered to the US Army on January 4, 1942 at MacDill Field. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field across the Pacific.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 19th Bombardment Group, 93rd Bombardment Squadron in Java on February 7, 1942. Nicknamed "Suzy Q". This B-17 participated in the Java campaign.

Afterwards, flown to Australia and based at Mareeba Airfield, flying combat missions over New Guinea until late in 1942. In total, this B-17 claimed 26 enemy fighters shot down.

This B-17 was flown back across the Pacific arriving at Hamilton Field on October 23, 1942. During November 1942, it participated in a war bonds tour in the United States. Afterwards, this B-17 was at Peterson Field on June 8, 1944 and Smoky Hill Field on July 12, 1944, San Bernadino Field on December 31, 1945.

On July 15, 1946 reduced to spare parts and removed from the inventory. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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