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B-17 #42-31072 / Betty J

Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Scott 20/10/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-K] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; TDY Polebrook 16/6/44, ret 6/7/44; TDY Egypt 6/8/44, ret 29/8/44; force landed continent 3/3/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. BETTY J.

Details 42-31072 / Betty J

This was the only original aircraft of the 401st BG to return to the USA after the war. The aircraft was named after Lt. Bryan Shotts‘ Wife „Betty Jean Shotts“.

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