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Serial Number Criteria: 40-3067
Description Criteria:
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
40-3059 ... 40-3100 (EXACT MATCH)
Boeing B-17D Fortress
MSN 2087/2128
3059 (19th BG) destroyed on ground at Clark Field, Philippines Dec 8, 1941.  Salvaged
3060 (11th BG) destroyed on ground by Japanese attack at Hickam Field, Hawaii Dec, 7, 1941.
3061 (11th BG, 21st BS) destroyed at Malang, Java Feb 28, 1942.  Repaired by Japanese and flown to
Japan for evaluation.
3062 (19th BG) destroyed by strafing at Pasiran, Java Feb 22, 1942
3063 (19th BG) collided with P-40 at Clark Field, Philippines Dec 10, 1941.  Salvaged
3064 (19th BG) crashed overshooting strip at Malang, Java Jan 17, 1942.  Crew survived.
3065 (953 TFTS) damaged when bellied in 9 mi NE of Lebanon, Idaho Mar 26, 1943.  Transferred to
93rd Advanced training Group Apr 4, 1943.  To RFC May 11, 1945.
3066 (19th BG) strafed at Pasirian, Java Feb 22, 1942
3067 crashed on takeoff from Batchelor Field, N. T. Australia Jan 28, 1942.
3068 (19th BG) strafed at Clark AB, Philippines Dec 8, 1941.
3069 (19th BG) strafed on ground at Clark Field, Philppines Feb 22, 1942.  Parts used by Japanese for a
B-17D reconstruction.
3070 (19th BG) strafed at Pasirian, Java Feb 22, 1942, salvaged
3071 (5th BG) destroyed at Hickam Field, Dec 7, 1941
3072 (19th BG) strafed at Pasirian, Java Feb 22, 1942, salvaged
3073 (MSN 2101) assigned to 19th BG at Del Monte Field, Philippines.  
Attacked by enemy fighters and force landed in center of rice
paddy on Masbate Island Dec 14, 1941.  Later destroyed by Japanese strafing.
3074 (19th BG) strafed and burned at Singoaasri, Java Feb 3, 1942.
3075 (19th BG) strafed at Clark AB, Philippines Dec 8, 1941.
3076 (19th BG) strafed at Clark AB, Philippines Dec 8, 1941.
3077 (11th BG) destroyed on ground at Hickam Field, Hawaii Dec 7, 1941
3078 (19th BG) strafed and burned on ground at Singoaasri, Java Feb 3, 1942
3079 (19th BG) crashlanded and wrecked Daly Waters Northern Territory, Australia
Mar 14, 1942.  One crew member killed.
3080 (5th BG) destroyed on ground at Hickam Field, Hawaii Dec 7, 1941
3081 (11th BG) destroyed on ground at Hickam Field, Hawaii Dec 7, 1941.
3082 (5th BG) in taxi accident at Lockbourn Mar 3, 1943.  To New Haven Jul 15, 1943.  W/o Jul 19, 1943.
3083 (11th BG) destroyed on ground at Hickam Field, Hawaii Dec 7, 1941
3084 (11th BG) w/o Oct 16, 1943. 
3085 (5th BG) w/o Jul 21, 1943 with 23rd BS, 5th BG.
3086 (19th BG) ditched off Zamboanga Dec 10, 1941.
3087 (19th BG) damaged in ground accident at Del Monte Dec 12, 1941, salvaged.
3088 (19th BG) strafed on ground at Clark AB Dec 8, 1941.  Salvaged
3089 (394th BS, 5th BG) lost Oct 2, 1942 due to mechanical trouble on routine flight of Bellows Field.  
All 9 crew killed.  MACR 802 and 900.  This plane is often listed as the plane lost at sea 
(431th BS, 11th BG) Oct 21, 1942, central Pacific, with the World War 
1 ace Edward V. Rickenbacker being aboard.  Rickenbacker and crew were rescued by Navy planes 24 days later.  
MACR 16348 was written after the war and does not list the serial number of the plane or give the date of loss.
3090 (MSN 2118) damaged at Hickam Field, Hawaii Dec 7, 1941.   w/o in accident Sep 11, 1942 at Kualon Field, HI
3091 (19th BG) damaged in Philippines Dec 10, 1941.  Flown to Australia but considered
uneconomical to repair and w/o Dec, 27, 1941 at Darwin, Australia and converted to components.  
The tail was used on *The Swooze*
3092 (5th BG) crashed Newark, New Jersey Jul 15, 1943.  Salvaged.  Ended up as trainer at Yale University 1944-45
3093 (19th BG) strafed at Del Monte Dec 19, 1941.  Salvaged
3094 (19th BG) strafed at Clark AB, Philippines Dec 8, 1941, salvaged.
3095 (11th BG, 61st BS) wrecked at Clark Field Dec 8, 1941 and restored to flyable status by Japanese.
3096 (19th BG) suffered battle damage in mission to Legaspi Dec 14, 1941 and crashlanded Cagayan, Mindanao
and almost burned out.
3097 (19th BG, *Swoose*) only known US military aircraft to have flown a combat mission
on the first day of US entry into WW II and to remain in continuous military
flying service throughout the conflict.  Original user was 19th BG.  After bombing raids against the 
Japanese in Java, 40-3097 survived the Philippines campaign to be used as the personal VIP transport of the 
Panama Canal Department/Caribbean Defense Command Flight Section CO and was flown all over Latin America.
It then became a ground training air frame for New Haven cadets.  Throughout the war, it was continually
rebuilt with wreckage of other B-17s and kept on flying in SW Pacific.  Later assigned
as personal transport of Gen George Brett.  At end of war, consigned to Kingman, AZ for
scrapping, but was saved by Frank Kurtz, its wartime pilot, who arranged for the
city of Los Angeles to accept it as a war memorial.  On April 6, 1946, Kurtz flew the 
airplane to Mines Field, the Los Angeles municipal airport. Among his passengers were 
the mayor of Los Angeles and Mrs. Kurtz. Following acceptance ceremonies, airport 
personnel stored the B-17 inside a hangar.  Plan for war memorial fell through and
Frank Kurtz arranged for the National Air Museum to acquire the aircraft.  Kurtz
flew the plane in May 1948 to the old C-54 assembly plant at Park Ridge, IL for storage.  
In June 1950 the USAF claimed the Park Ridge facility for military use, and the Smithsonian
officials abandoned the hangar.  On Jan 18, 1952, an Air Force crew flew the plane to
Pyote, TX for storage.  Flown to Andrews AFB, MD Dec 3, 1953 and stored outdoors there
for six years.  In April 1961, the plane was trucked to the Paul Garber Preservation,
Restoration, and Storage Facility at Silver Hill, MD.  Is to be restored and put on display
at Smithsonian museum at Dulles Airport, Washington.  Fuselage moved by truck to
USAF Museum Jul 11, 2008 for restoration.  Wings will follow later.
3098 (19th BG) in ground accident at Del Monte Dec 12, 1941, salvaged.
3099 (19th BG) strafed at Clark AB, Philippines Dec 8, 1941.  Salvaged.
3100 (19th BG) in ground accident at Clark AB, Philippines Dec 9, 1941.  Salvaged.

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