B-17 Flying Fortress bomber 'Pluto' at Port Moresby, Australian Papua, 1942-1943; nose art by Ernie Vandal

Caption     B-17 Flying Fortress bomber 'Pluto' at Port Moresby, Australian Papua, 1942-1943; nose art by Ernie Vandal ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place Port Moresby, Australian Papua
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
3 Jul 2015 01:19:48 PM

This aircraft, B-17F-1-BO "Pluto" with serial number 41-24384, became missing while on a mission between Port Moresby on New Guinea island and Australia on 26 Mar 1943. All aboard, including Brigadier General Howard K. Ramey, were never seen again.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
3 Jul 2015 06:59:13 PM

In 2005, the wreck of a B-17 was found in a remote area of Cape York in the extreme north of Australia which might be this plane.

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