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  B-17E "Loose Goose" Serial Number 41-2609  
5th AF
43rd BG
63rd BS

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 43rd Bombardment Group, 63rd Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Loose Goose". This B-17 operated from 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby.

On May 17, 1943 took off piloted by Crawford on a reconnaissance mission. Her last mission on September 20, 1943, piloted by Flight Officer Herbert V. Miller and one of the 63rd Bombardment Squadron's new B-24 crews assigned a month before.

Afterwards, flown back via Hawaii to the United States. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Thanks to Steve Birdsall for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018


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