B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38050 / Thunderbird

B-17 #42-38050 / Thunderbirdzoom_in

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www.fold3.com

Manufacturer:
Douglas

  • RCL: BN-U
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History of
B-17 42-38050 / Thunderbird

Delivered Cheyenne 25/11/43; Syracuse 18/12/43; Presque Isle 22/12/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-U] Molesworth 18/1/44; transferred 384 Grafton Underwood 23/3/45; ret Molesworth 14/4/45; transferred 388BG Knettishall 30/4/45; 116m, retUS Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 1/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/12/45. THUNDERBIRD. (Preserved as above from 44-85718 in 303BG livery after restoration at Duxford, UK; also featured in Keith Ferris’ mural at Smithsonian Institute.)

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B-17 42-38050 / Thunderbird Details

B-17 #42-38050 / Thunderbird on 15 Feb 1945.

B17G #42-38050 / Thunderbird – Engine on fire after returning from mission on 15 Feb 19045. It was her 102nd mission.

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