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  B-17E Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-2631  
5th AF
19th BG

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Constructors Number 2442. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-17E Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-2631. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 19th Bombardment Group. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On May 7, 1942 took off piloted by Major Pierre D. Jacques and crash landed at Charters Towers Airfield. None of the crew were hurt in the cash but the B-17 was damaged beyond repair. Afterwards, written off and likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Some sources list this as a take off crash due to the controls locking up unexpectedly
USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-17E Flying Fortress 41-2631

"2631 crash landing Charters Towers, North Queensland, Australia May 7, 1942."
Fortress Against The Sun pages 212, 287
Oz @ War "7 May 1942 Crash of a B-17 Flying Fortress at Charters Towers"

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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