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  B-17E Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-2669  
5th AF
19th BG

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

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

During November 1942, this B-17 was flown back to the United States. During 1943 operated from Pyote Airfield, this B-17 appears in the Hollywood movie Bombardier filmed in 1943. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Bombardier (1943) includes footage of this B-17
Thanks to Steve Birdsall for additional information

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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