CRASH OF A B-17E FLYING FORTRESS
"GLOBE TROTTER"
NEAR TOWNSVILLE IN FEBRUARY 1942

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B-17E Flying Fortress, "Globe Trotter", of the 7th Bombardment Group was damaged when it made a forced landing near Townsville in February 1942.  The 7th Bomb Group flew the first bombing missions against Rabaul from north Queensland, staging through Port Moresby.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS:- 

The Forgotten Fifth
A Classic Photographic Chronology of the
Fifth Air Force in Action in the Pacific in WW2

by Michael Claringbould

 

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