The 88th RS: a Dyess connection to Pearl Harbor

A B-17E Flying Fortress sits on Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Dyess’ has a unique connection to Pearl Harbor that stems from the 88th Reconnaissance Squadron, which is now the 436th Training Squadron. Aircrew assigned to the 88th RS flew six B-17s during a scheduled mission to the Philippines to deliver aircraft. They were unknowingly attacked when entering Pearl Harbor to refuel the aircraft. They successfully evaded the Japanese attackers by showing the maneuverability of the B-17, repairing the damaged aircraft and eventually landing in Australia. (Courtesy photo)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Kedesha Pennant
VIRIN: 161209-F-XX000-001.JPG
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