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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194294
Last updated: 6 February 2020
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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 Force (USAAF)
Registration: 41-2446
C/n / msn: 2257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Agaiambo swamp, Oro province -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The plane was intercepted over Rabaul and ran out of fuel. The pilot ditched the plane into a swamp. All eight crew members survived the crash.
The plane was discovered in 1972 and is now on display in the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
Nickname: 'Swamp Ghost'.



Photo of 41-2446 courtesy

Honolulu - Ford Island NALF (PHNP / NPS) (closed)
26 November 2014; (c) John Olafson

Revision history:

19-Mar-2017 13:43 gerard57 Added

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