B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97833 / Silver Dollar

B-17 #42-97833 / Silver Dollarzoom_in

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Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: FR-L
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History of
B-17 42-97833 / Silver Dollar

Delivered Denver 10/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 13/4/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-L] Kimbolton 26/5/44; mid air coll with 42-97170 on 9/12/44, with Chas Faught, Carroll Sears, John Cox, Melvin Townsend, Joe Carroll, Harry Hall, Fred Knock, Pat Dalton, Ron Guerttman (9 Returned to Duty); repaired & ret 29/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45. SILVER DOLLAR.

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B-17 42-97833 / Silver Dollar Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-97170 Julie Mae on 09 December 1944. Landed safely and repair. Then return to the USA after war.

Photo shows the moment of the collision. The tail of #42-97170 is visible.

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