B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 38-216

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 38-216

Production-block:
Boeing B-17B: 38-211 to 38-223

Manufacturer:
Boeing

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History of
B-17 38-216

B-17B 39-216 was delivered March 28-Sep-39; It was assigned to the Cold Weather Test group at Ladd Fd 4-Oct-40. (Serial number 38-216) crashed into a mountain near Havelock, Nevada on 6 Feb 41, killing the entire crew. The plane was on a mission from Ladd to Wright-Patterson Field , Ohio, by way of Sacramento Air Depot. The pilot was Capt. R. S. Freeman. Freeman Road in Fairbanks was named for him.

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