B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8637

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8637

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: N8-X, K8-A
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History of
B-17 44-8637

Delivered Lincoln 10/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-X] Nuthampstead 3/1/45; 602BS [K8-A]; with John Godfrey in landing accident at Moelsbroek A/fd, Belgium 5/1/45, AOC 14/1/45 and re-ass 6/3/45; severe battle damaged with Lt Wells, and landed 390BG base at Framlingham 22/3/45; salvaged and repaired by 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 24/3/45; transferred 482 Alconbury 22/5/45; RAF Valley 29/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.

Published: 10. May 2018 / Last updated: 24. January 2018

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