B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 36-157

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 36-157



History of
B-17 36-157

Delivered 2BG Langley 6-Jun-37; with Bill Bentley force landed ? due to severe icing conditions 6-Jul-37; transferred 19BG March Fd Oct-40; with John Turner crash landed east of San Jacinto, Cal. on 46th flt during a violent thunderstorm 18-Dec-40. However despite bent wings and losing some rivets it basically proved to be intact during salvage operation. This aircraft never served in combat and was never posted to the UK.

Last updated: 11. August 2017


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