Saturday, October 19, 2019

History of B-17 Hells Angels

B-17F 41-24577 "Hells Angels" was assigned to 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Bangor 14-Oct-42. It completed 48 missions without an abort or any crewman injured. It returned to the USA at Newark, New Jersey on 10 February 1944 for a War Bond tour. 41-24577 was the first aircraft to complete 25 missions, earlier than the more publicized "Memphis Belle." It was sold for scrap metal in USA Searcey Field, Stillwater, Oklahoma on 7 August 1945.