B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97780 / Blue Bomb Express

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97780 / Blue Bomb Express


  • RCL: IW-R

Missions: 77+


History of
B-17 42-97780 / Blue Bomb Express

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 452BG Deopham Green 19/4/44 NOW GO!; transferred 614BS/401BG [IW-R] Deenethorpe 28/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45. BLUE BOMB EXPRESS.

Last updated: 2. June 2018


B-17 42-97780 / Blue Bomb Express Details

There is an photo of a B-17 named “No Go!” and assigned the s/n 42-97780. But this is wrong, because you can see the prodcution-block B-17G-25-VE on the photo. So, #42-97780 is in the production-block B-17G-30-VE


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