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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190519
Last updated: 29 May 2020
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Date:24-SEP-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 41-2420
C/n / msn: 2231
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Guadalcanal, Domo Cove -   Solomon Islands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Henderson Field
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Upon returning from a bombing mission, the plane was severely damaged by Japanese fighter jets. The plane was ditched into the sea.
Eight crew members are MIA, one other crew member was executed by Japanese armed forces.

Sources:

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-2420.html
http://www.michaelmcfadyenscuba.info/viewpage.php?page_id=380


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Oct-2016 09:48 gerard57 Added
06-Oct-2016 10:07 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]

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