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|Pilot Lt. Paul Holdridge (survived) Apache, OK
Navigator Lt. Perkins (survived)
Crew Thomas B. Joyce (survived)
Crashed July 14, 1942 around 3:40am
On July 14, 1942 this B-17 was the fifth B-17 that took off from Horn Island Airfield around 3:35am during a tropical storm and crashed off the end of the runway into the mangrove swamp roughly 300-400m off Horn Island.
During the crash, the right wing broke off from the fuselage and ripped a hole in the B-17. Aboard, two of the crew were killed. Previously, the fourth bomber to take off B-17E 41-2655 crashed into the sea.
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