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On August 7, 1942 one of thirteen B-17s that took off from 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby piloted by Fred F. Wesche on a mission to bomb Vunakanau Airfield near Rabaul, but aborted the mission due to engine failure.
On November 22 or 23, 1942 this B-17 was one of six or seven that participated in a bombing mission against ships off Lae.
Steve Birdsall adds:
Afterwards, assigned to the 43rd Bombardment Group.
During early November 1943, converted to an armed transport at the 4th Air Depot at Garbutt Field. Afterwards, assigned to the 54th Troop Carrier Wing.
On June 21, 1945, this B-17 was scrapped in Manila.
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