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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141672
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 40-2074
C/n / msn: 2075
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wheeler Field, HI (Pearl Harbour raid) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Wheeler Field, HI
Destroyed in Japanese air raid.
Hit by Japanese gunfire while attempting to land at Wheeler Field, setting its
magnesium flare box on fire. Fuselage buckled on landing, splitting the
plane in two.


- JF Baugher

Revision history:

06-Jan-2012 12:58 Uli Elch Added

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