B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-85571

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85571



Geschichte der
B-17 44-85571

Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/45; Hunter Fd, transferred Sth Plains 27/4/45; 611 BU Eglin 11/7/45; transferred from War Assets Admin in 8/46 as USN 8/46 [85571] to Cornell Aero. Lab. as test bed for Westinghouse J30 jet engine, later installed in FD-1 Phantom; Cornell Aero/Labs, Buffalo, NY as XPB-1 [83992]; (engine fitted under wing on external bomb shackles, but when starter burned out as ignition switch was wired in reverse); 4104 BU Rome 21/2/47; project dropped and aircraft transferred NAAF Mustin Fd 6/48; as 83992 Assigned VX-4 NAS Patuxent River 5/50 with TD Key West; sent for storage Litchfield Park 10/53, but scrapped for spares 24/11/54. Written off 1955.

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