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Kenneth W. Fields, Jr.
Son of B-17 pilot, J. Wallace Fields who flew in another B-17, on the same February 22/23, 1942 mission when B-17E 41-2446 was lost. He is a partner in Walters, Holt & Fields law firm, and visited the wreck on at least two occasions. The author of an Warbirds International article, "New Guinea Fort".

Fields was also active as an advocate for the recovery of the aircraft from 1986 - 1998, for both Travis Air Force Museum, and later David Tallichet's MARC. He also visited the bomber with Alfred Hagen. In April 2006, he was a team member of the controversial salvage, that resulted in the bomber being left at Lae dock.

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          B-17E 41-2446 art by Jack Fellows via IHRP

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