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B-17C Flying Fortress bomber at Bellows Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941; she was forced to belly-land on previous day during Japanese attack

Caption   B-17C Flying Fortress bomber at Bellows Field, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 8 Dec 1941; she was forced to belly-land on previous day during Japanese attack ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army via Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society
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Photos on Same Day 8 Dec 1941
Photos at Same Place Oahu, Hawaii
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 6 Feb 2012

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1. Anonymous says:
29 Jan 2022 01:04:44 PM

My dad was in basic training at Bellows Field on Dec. 7, 1941. He saw this plane come in. It didn't actually do a true belly landing. Its landing gear collapsed upon touching down, either from damage or by pilot action. It had come in downwind, so it was coming in too fast. In any case, the airstrip would barely handle the P-40's stationed there temporarily, as only an observation unit was stationed there permanently at the time. Dad stood guard around the plane some, as guard had to be mainteined 24 hours a day for a while.

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