B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8846 / Pink Lady aka Mother & Country

B-17 #44-8846 / Pink Lady aka Mother & Countryzoom_in

von Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) (B17G Pink Lady - Duxford Flying Legends July 2009) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


  • RCL: DS-M

Missions: 6


History of
B-17 44-8846 / Pink Lady aka Mother & Country

Delivered Cheyenne 17/1/45 where an AN/APS-15 radar unit was fitted instead of standard ball turret; Hunter 12/2/45; Grenier 25/2/45; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-M] Polebrook 25/3/45; {6m} transferred 365BS/305BG Chelveston 23/5/45 but remained in Europe as RB-17G at Weisbaden and Tripoli, Libya before moving on the Port Lyautey, Morocco, on mapping duties. Transferred to 45Recon. Sq in 3/49. Eventually sold to French I’Institut Geographique National as {F-BGSP} 7/12/54, then became airworthy as F-AZDX 5/85 at Fortresse Toujours Volante, Paris, France, as MOTHER & COUNTRY (pilot’s side) and PINK LADY (co-pilot side).

Last updated: 23. February 2019


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