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  B-17E "Alley Oop" Serial Number 41-9216  
USAAF
13th AF
11th BG
42nd BS

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11th BG c1942

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 11th Bombardment Group, 42nd Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Alley-Oop" (with hypen between the words) with at least eleven bomb markings with Japanese flags below them indicating combat missions flown. Also thirteen Japanese flags indicating aerial victory claims plus a ship silhouette.

This B-17 flew combat missions over the South Pacific based at Espiritu Santo and Guadalcanal and flew combat missions over the Solomon Islands.

During June 1944 this B-17 was officially written off. Ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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January 9, 2018

 

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