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On February 13, 1942 took off piloted by Beck at night one of eleven B-17s (three from the 19th BG and eight from the 19th BG) on a bombing mission against Japanese shipping off Makassar. This was the largest formation by Java based B-17s to date. Inbound to the target, B-17E 41-2466 aborted the mission due to engine trouble. The rest of the formation bombed through clouds, reporting: "Bombs were dropped on lights off shore - results undetermined." but claimed one ship hit.
On February 14, 1942 after midnight took off piloted by Rouse as one of fourteen B-17s (8 from 7th BG and six from the 19th BG) on a mission to bomb a Japanese convoy reportedly heading for Sumatra, but the formation was unable to locate the convoy and all the bombers returned to base.
On February 16, 1942 took off piloted by Green on on a bombing mission against Palembang but aborted due to bad weather.
On February 18, 1942 took off piloted by Carpenter on a bombing mission against Palembang but the formation again aborted the mission due to bad weather.
On February 20, 1942 piloted by Major John D. Bridges and during the afternoon parked at Singosari Airfield on Java. Around 3:45pm, nine fighters were spotted over the area below a layer of clouds, but were assumed to be friendly fighters and no air raid alarm was sounded. In fact, they were nine A6M2 Zeros from the Tainan Kokutai that began strafing runs over the parked B-17 Flying Fortresses.
During their attack, this B-17 was destroyed. Nine personnel were wounded on the ground, two seriously. The five parked B-17s were set on fire and destroyed including three destroyed: B-17E 41-2455, B-17E 41-2484, B-17E 41-2488 (this aircraft) plus two others burned and damaged beyond repair: B-17E 41-2478 and B-17E 41-2498.
Afterwards, salvaged for parts and abandoned when the Americans abandoned the airfield.
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