B-17 F Flying Fortress "Black Jack"

Solomon Islands,Asia

Thee American bomber airplane B-17 F Flying Fortress nicknamed "Black Jack", was launched in July 1942, and was assigned to US Air Force 19th Bomb Group. She was later transferred to 43rd Bomb Group and assigned service in the Pacific. 11. July 1943  she had to do an emergency landing outside Honiera on the Solomon Islands. She sank shortly after, and the stern was dragged ashore and salvaged two years later, while the rest of the airplane was left alone in the deep. The wreck was found by divers in December 1986, and the battered remains of her rest fifty meter from shore outside Domo Beach on a depth of 10 to 20 meter.


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Boing B-17 F Flying Fortress

74,4 x 103,9 x 19,1 f
     
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16,4 tons ( empty ) Hamilton ( US ) 1942
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9° 16′ 26.35″ S, 159° 46′ 30.98″ E

Picture: Boing B-17 Flying Fortress
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