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  B-17E "Typhoon McGoon II / Typhoon McGoon" Serial Number 41-9211  
13th AF
11th BG
98th BS

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11th BG c1942

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11th BG c1943

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 11th Bombardment Group, 98th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Typhoon McGoon II" on the right side of the nose, replacing B-17E "Typhoon McGoon" (serial number unknown) lost on September 13, 1942. This B-17 was later equipped with radar.

Later, for unknown reasons, the "II" was painted out making the nickname "Typhoon McGoon". At that time, the scoreboard on the right with six aerial victory claims and 12 bomb markings indicating missions flown.

During 1945, flown back to the United States. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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