History of the
B-17 #44-83883

Delivered & Assigned US Navy Johnsville 12/7/45 as PB-1W {77243}; Assigned VX-4 Mustin Fd 6/46; transferred VP-51 Miramar 1/50; VC-11 San Diego 31/3/50; VX-4 Patuxent River 7/4/52; re-designated VW-2 18/6/52; TD Gardamoen, Norway 30/8/52; RetUS, Patuxent River 11/52; Litchfield Pk 26/7/55; SO 10/7/56; AmComp Steel Corp, Dallas 2/12/57, Civil N5229V; purchased by Columbia Pictures as one of three aircraft for film `The War Lover’ 1961; Written off Bovingdon airfield, UK 1962.

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