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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/41-2446

B-17 Flying Fortress 41-2446

Serial #: 41-2446
Construction #: 2257
Civil Registration:
  None
Model: B-17E Flying Fortress
Name: Swamp Ghost
Status: Stored
Last info: 2010

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 41-2446.
- BOC: December 6, 1941.
- Assigned to 7th Bomb Group/22nd Bomb Squadron.
- Forced landing, Agaiambo Swamp, Papua, New Guinea.
-- Only minor damage, essentially complete.
- Abandoned, February 23, 1942-1991.
Travis Historical Society, Travis AFB, CA, 1985-1994.
- Recovery planned.
David Tallichet/MARC, Chino, CA, June 1999.
- Acquired salvage rights, 1999.
Alfred Hagen/Aero Archaeology Ltd, 2001.
- Acquired salvage rights, 1999.
Alfred Hagen & Robert Greinert syndicate, 2006-2010
- Salvaged May 2006.
- Dismantled and airlifted out by Mi-8 helicopter.
- Stored in Lae pending export approval, May 18, 2006. - Shipped to U.S., 2010.
- Stored pending placement in a museum, Chino, CA, 2010.
- www.theswampghost.com
Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Photo Source(s):
Unknown

Research Assistance:

Pat Carry

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