B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-83514 / Sentimental Journey

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83514 / Sentimental Journey



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B-17 44-83514 / Sentimental Journey

Delivered USAAF 3/45, too late for Europe, then after VJ Day remained in storage. Eventually assigned as RB-17G photo-mapping at Clarke Field, Phillipines; tet US 1950 converted to DB-17P and Assigned 3215th Drone Squad at Patrick AFB, Fl. Taking part in Operation Greenhouse as drone in nuclear tests as a “mother ship” ; transferred storage at davis-Monthan 1959, before being ‘demobbed’ and sold, used as tanker with Areo Union, Chico, Cal (N9323Z) as a borate bomber, necessitating several internal modifications; then in 1978 to CAF and preserved in 457BG Glatton, Northamptonshire, UK. colours at Boeing Museum, then after numerous modifications, including many parts, including a Cheyenne tail gunner’s section, obtained world wide to revert back to WW II status, made airworthy, to Confederate Air Force, Falcon Fd, Mesa, Arizona, as SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 6. September 2022


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