Date & Time: Dec 7, 1941 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
40-2074
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2074
YOM:
1940
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While approaching Hickam Field AFB, the aircraft was shot by the pilot of a Japanese fighter. Bullets hit the aircraft and its cargo. Several explosions occurred and on touch down, the bomber went out of control, veered off runway, broke in two and burned. A crew member was killed while all seven other occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
Shot down. Bullets hit the cargo which was composed of magnesium that ignited and caused several explosions on final approach.