Geschichte der
B-17 #42-29782 / Boeing Bee aka The Great White Bird

Delivered Cheyenne 17/2/43; Blythe 4/3/43; McClellan 16/5/43; Moses Lake 15/6/43; crash landed 20/9/43 with Reid, main wheel came off, repaired and used as training aircraft in US; Returned to the USA Drew 2/4/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45. Used as tanker N6015V, then crop sprayer N17W Yakima, Wa; Lansing, Mich 1953; on display at Stuttgart, Ark 1947-53. Was at Mesa, Az 1961, Dobbins, Ga. 1963; took part in films Memphis Belle, The 1,000 Plane Raid & Tora, Tora; now in Museum of Flight, Renton, Seattle, Wa. (actually airworthy but unlikely to fly again); as BOEING BEE aka THE GREAT WHITE BIRD

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