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  B-17E Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-2524  
USAAF
7th AF
11th BG
26th BS

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Constructors Number 2335. This bomber was originally intended for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Instead, on January 20, 1942 delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-17E Flying Fortress serial number 41-2524 and flown to Ogden, UT. On February 15, 1942 to Hill Field then on April 12, 1942 to Cheyenne, WY. On May 2, 1942 to Lowry Field then on May 23, 1942 to Hamilton Field and flown to Hickam Field.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 11th Bombardment Group, 26th Bombardment Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

On June 4, 1942 one of six B-17s that took off from Hickam Field at 8:15am piloted by Captain Glenn H. Kramer with an extra bomb bay fuel tank on a flight to Midway Airfield on Eastern Island to participate in the Battle of Midway.

By June 12, 1942 this B-17 departed Midway Airfield and flown back to Hickam Field.

By late 1942, this bomber was flown back to the United States. On December 8, 1942 at Brookley Army Airfield in Mobile, AL. On August 28, 1944 at Hendricks Airfield. On May 22, 1945 to RFC and scrapped.

References
The Battle of Midway (1942) by John Ford includes footage of B-17E 41-2524 taking off from Midway Airfield
Fortress Against The Sun pages 180-190, 384
USAF Serial Number Search Results B-17E 41-2524

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Last Updated
October 18, 2018

 

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