Date & Time: Dec 7, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Landing (descent or approach)
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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.
Shot down. Bullets hit the cargo which was composed of magnesium that ignited and caused several explosions on final approach.