B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-83877

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83877



History of
B-17 44-83877

Delivered & Assigned US Navy Johnsville 10/7/45 as PB-1W {77240}; Assigned VPB-101 Floyd Bennett Fd 1/46; re-designated VX-4 6/46; Quonset Pt 9/46; Norfolk 5/47; Quonset Pt 8/47; Norfolk 10/51; VX-4 Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico 3/52; San Diego 31/7/53; transferred VW-1 Barbers Pt, Hawaii 12/1/53; Returned to the USA San Diego 2/1/54; Litchfield Pk 8/12/54; SO 10/7/56; AmComp Steel Corp, Tucson 2/12/57, Civil N5232V; Aero AmCorp, Cincinnati 5/9/61; one of three aircraft purchased by Columbia Pictures for film `The War Lover’, scrapped Bovingdon Airfield, UK 3/62.


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