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On February 14, 1942 after midnight took off piloted by Vandevanter as one of fourteen B-17s (8 from 7th BG and six from the 19th BG) on a mission to bomb a Japanese convoy reported heading for Sumatra, but the formation was unable to locate the convoy and all the bombers returned to base.
On February 17, 1942 took off piloted by Shedd one of five B-17s on a bombing mission against Palembang, but the formation aborted the mission due to a storm front.
On February 18, 1942 took off piloted by Parsel on a bombing mission against Palembang, but the formation again aborted the mission due to bad weather.
On February 20, 1942 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 plus two others burned and damaged beyond repair: B-17E 41-2478 and B-17E 41-2498 (this aircraft).
Afterwards, salvaged for parts and abandoned when the Americans abandoned the airfield.
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