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B-17G-105VE 44-85740
Aluminum Overcast
Centennial Airport, CO, 2007.

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during World War II. Developed by Boeing, a total of 12,731 aircraft had been produced by Boeing, Douglas & Lockheed from 1936 until 1945. While a vast majority (over 8,000) of these aircraft were lost in both combat operations as well as training accidents, the remaining combat veterans and early production models were stored and later scrapped in the vast scrap drives of the late 1940s.

The majority of the aircraft that survive today came from the last batches of aircraft produced by both Douglas and Lockheed, which had better corrosion control practices. These aircraft had found use in the 1950s and early 1960s as DB-17 Drone Director and QB-17 target aircraft with the USAF, as U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard early warning, air sea rescue or weather aircraft (known by the naval aircraft designations PB-1W or PB-1G), or overseas as photo mapping aircraft with French National Geographic Institute. After retirement from active service, these aircraft were converted during the 1960s to the late 1980s as aerial sprayer or water tanker aircraft. During the late 1970s when the warbird movement began, these survivors were eagerly anticipated and as each came on the civilian market many were restored to original combat configuration.

With the availability of intact, existing airframes beginning to diminish, the warbird movement, starting in the late 1990s and continuing to the present, has been seeking out previously considered unrecoverable airframes for restoration.

Altogether 58 B-17s have survived and, as of January 2007, 12 airframes are currently in flying condition. There are at least another dozen airframes from various wrecks which could result in future restorations (including 2 known wartime B-17D wrecks).

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Brazil

On display
  • B-17G-95-VE c/n 8492 44-85583[1], converted: B-17H, redesignated: SB-17G, sold: Brazil June 1953, ex-Brazilian AF FAB 5402, ex-6th Grupo de Aviacao / 1st Esquadraos - Recife, SOC: 1968, " B17-5402 ", Base Aerea de Recife, Brazil (D) [2][3]
Under restoration or stored
  • B-17G-95-DL c/n 32359 44-83718[4], Converted: B-17H, redesignated: SB-17G, ex-Brazilian AF (5408), ex-6th Grupo de Aviaçao (SAR), " 8 ", Museu Aerospacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (R) [5][6]

France

Airworthy
  • B-17G-85-VE 44-8846 The Pink Lady — Flew six missions in April 1945 for the 511th Bomber Squadron of the 351st Bomber Group. Purchased by the French National Geographic Institute for survey work. Restored in 1984, it flew in the US film Memphis Belle as Mother and Country.[7] (F-AZDX), accepted: 13 January 1945, ex-8th AF / 1st AD / 94th CBW / 351st BG / 511th BS - Polebrook (26 March 1945 - 20 April 1945), "Triangle-J DS*M" - six combat missions, SOC: 10 November 1954 Olmsted AFB, ex-Institut Geographique National, movie: "La Grande Vadrouille", movie: "La Bande à César", SOC: 1985, movie: "Memphis Belle" (Mother & Country & Pink Lady), "Triangle-J DS*M The Pink Lady ", AJBS Museum[8] Saint-Yan, France (A) [9]
On display
  • B-17G-85-VE c/n 8289 44-8889[10] (F-BGSO), accepted: 31 February 1945, assigned: 8th AF (stored), ex-7499th BS - Viesbaden Germany, converted: RB-17G 14 October 1949, converted: QB-17G April 1954 - Olmsted AFB, SOC: June 1954, ex-Institut Geographique National, SOC: 23 September 1976, Musee de l Air, Le Bourget, France (D) [11][12][13]

United Kingdom

B-17G-105VE 44-85784
Sally B
B-17 Preservation
Airworthy
  • B-17G-105-VE 44-85784 Sally B a B-17G that was delivered to the United States Army Air Force on 19 June 1945 as, after being converted to both a TB-17G and then an EB-17G, was stuck off charge in 1954. Bought by the Institut Geographic National in France as a survey aircraft. In 1975 it moved to England to be operated by the B-17 Preservation Limited and based at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, England. It has appeared in a number of films including Memphis Belle.[14]
On display
B-17G-95-DL 44-83735
Mary Alice
Imperial War Museum
  • B-17G-95-DL c/n 32376 44-83868][15] (F-BDRS), ex-Transocean Air Lines "San Miguel", ex-Assembley of God Inc "Ambassador", ex-Institut Geographique National," Triangle-S IY*G Mary Alice ", Imperial War Museum, Duxford, England (D) [16][17]
  • B-17G-95-DL c/n 32509 44-83868[18](N5237V), accepted: 6 July 1945, stored: Syracuse AAB, transferred: 17 July 1945 - USN (77233), redesignated: PB-1, converted: PB-1W, ex-VX-4 - Quonset Point, ex-VPW-1 - NAS Miramar, overhauled: NAMC Norfolk, ex-VX-4 "XD 5" - NAS Patuxent River, ex-VW-2 "XD 2" - NAS Patuxent River, soc: 10 July 1956, ex-tanker E15, F15, 65, "Square-A N ", Royal Air Force Museum, London, England (D)[19][20][21][22]

United States

Airworthy
  • B-17G-85-DL c/n 32204 44-83563[23] (N9563Z), accepted: 7 April 1945, intended for 447th BG but not delivered, ex-CB-17G, ex VB-17G, ex-6000th BSG (Japan), soc: June 1955, movie: The War Lover, ex-tanker E24, C24, 24, 89, movie: Tora! Tora! Tora!, “ Square-K T Fuddy Duddy “, owner: Martin Aviation, John Wayne Airport, CA[24] (F) [25] Currently at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, California, based at John Wayne Airport.[26]
  • B-17G-70-VE c/n 7943 44-8543[27] (N3701G), modified to PFF, ex-TB-17G, ex ETB-17G, ex-JTB-17G,Chuckie, Vintage Flying Machines, Ft. Worth, Texas (A)
B-17G-105VE 44-85718
Thunderbird
Lone Star Flight Museum
  • B-17G-110-VE 44-85829 Yankee Lady - Housed at the Yankee Air Museum, Belleville, Michigan by the Yankee Air Force (N3193G), accepted: 16 July 1945, Stored: 20 February 1945 - Rome, NY, transferred: USCG - 7 July 1946, ex-PB-1G Bu 77255, modified to Air-Sea Rescue (A-1 lifeboat), ex-CGAS Newfoundland, ex-CGAS San Francisco, SOC: 10 September 1958 - NAS Elizabeth City, ex-tanker C34 / 34, movie: Tora! Tora! Tora!, “Triangle-L GD*Y Yankee Lady “, (YAM)[46] , Ypsilanti, MI (A) [47][48]
  • B-17G-85-DL 44-83514 Sentimental Journey — Operated by the Arizona Wing CAF and located at its Flying Museum facilities at Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona and owned by the Commemorative Air Force.[28] Sentimental Journey tours the U.S. annually and offers flight experiences.[49] (N9323Z), accepted: 13 March 1945, stored: Japan, converted: ex-RB-17G, assigned: Clark Field converted: DB-17G, assigned: Eglin Field, converted: DB-17P, ex-3215th DS (Patrick AFB), Operation Greenhouse, soc: 27 January 1959 (Davis-Monthan ), ex-tanker E17, C17, 17, " Triangle-U F Sentimental Journey ", CAF Southern Wing[50], Mesa, AZ (A) [51][52]
  • B-17G-85-DL c/n 32187 44-83546[53](N3703G), accepted: 3 April 1945, converted: CB-17, redesignated: VB-17G, ex-ATC (San Francisco) SOC: April 1959 (Davis-Monthan AFB), ex-tanker E75, E78, E68, 68, movie: Memphis Belle "DF*A Memphis Belle ", David Tallichet, Chino, California (A) [54] : note: backdated to B-17F
B-17G-85DL 44-83575
Nine-O-Nine
Collings Foundation
  • B-17G-85-DL c/n 32216 44-83575[55](N93012), accepted: 7 April 1945, converted: TB-17H, redesigneted: SB-17G, ex-1st ERS (MATS), ex-4901st SW (Kirkland AFB), Ground target: 1952 atomic tests - Opeation Tumbler-Snapper[56], (Yucca Flats), soc: January 1965, ex-air tanker "Yucca Lady", “ Triangle-A OR*R Nine-O-Nine “, The Collings Foundation[57], Stow, MA (A) [58][59][60][61]
  • B-17G-95-DL 44-83872 Texas Raiders , converted to PB-1W BuNo. 77235, turned N7227C - Only combat patrols were with Navy Airborne Early Warning Squadron One (VW-1) NAS Atsugi during Korean War. Retired from service in 1957, she was used as a high altitude aerial surveying platform until being purchased by the Confederate Air Force (now Commemorative Air Force), being maintained and flown by the Gulf Coast Wing out of William P. Hobby Airport, Houston, Texas, (N7227C), accepted: 12 July 1945, transferred: 21 July 1945 - USN (77235), redesignated: PB-1, converted: PB-1W, ex-VX-4 - Quonset Point, ex-VW-2, ex-VX-4 Paxutent River "XD-?", ex-VW-1 - Atsugi "TE-12", soc: 14 July 1955 (NAS Litchfield), ex-Aero Services Corp (Cargo & Photographic survey) “Triangle-L VP*X Texas Raiders, CAF Gulf Coast Wing [62], Houston, TX (R) [63][64]
On display
  • B-17F-50-DL c/n 8310 42-3374[65], accepted: 26 May 1943, ex-TB-17F, ex-346th BG / 503rd BS - Dyersburg AAF "DY-?" (Pilot: John W Perdue) - crashed: 12 August 1943 - Dyersburg AAF, ex-2nd AF / 395th CCTS - Ardmore AAF, (Pilot: John J Ferreter) - crashed: 3 January 1944 - Neosho AF, Missouri, Class 26–8 September 1944, ex-MGM studios, ex-Planes of Fame Museum, “ Square-H L Homesick Angel “, Offutt AFB, Nebraska (D) [66][67][68]
  • B-17G-35-BO c/n 7190 42-32076[69], Accepted: 17 January 1944 ex-8th AF / 91st BG / 401st BS "LL-E Shoo Shoo Baby" - 24 combat missions (Pilot: Bob Geunther), Interned: 29 May 1944 - Bulltofta, Sweden, ex-SAAB (SE-BAP), ex-DDL-Danish Airlines (OY-DFA) "Stig Viking", ex-Royal Danish AAC 67-672 "Store Bjoern", ex-Institut Geographique National (F-BGSH), " Triangle-A LL-E Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby ", National Museum of the United States Air Force[70] Dayton, OH (D) [71][72]
B-17G, Virgin's Delight, Castle Air Museum
  • B-17G-90-BO c/n 9613 43-38635[73] (N3702G), accepted: 29 August 1944, ex-HQ Unit Minneapolis AAF, ex-All Weather Flying Center - Clinton County AAF (6 November 1947), Redesignated: TB-17G, converted: ETB-17G, ex-Griffiss AFB (2 February 1949), ex-Hanscom AFB (24 June 1952), SOC: 31 July 1959, ex-Tanker 61, "Square-A A N / Virgin s Delight ", Castle Air Museum[74] , Atwater, CA (D)[75][76](N 37 21' 54.16" W 120 34' 41.75")
  • B-17G-100-VE c/n 8508 44-85599[77], converted: EDB-17G, converted: DB-17G, converted: DB-17P, " 338133 AW*O Reluctant Dragon ", Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX (D) [78]
B-17G-105-VE 44-85734
Liberty Belle
Liberty Foundation
  • B-17G-105-VE c/n 8647 44-85738[79],accepted: 18 May 1945, Stored: Syracuse AAF, ex-20th AF / 509th CG, ex-Operation Crossroads, converted: DB-17G, converted: EDB-17G - Eglin AFB, SOC:August 1958, "Triangle-K / Preston's Pride ", AMVETS, Tulare, CA (D) (N36 09'10.56" W119 19' 52.30") [80][81]
  • B-17G-105-VE 44-85790, SOC: - Altus AAB, " Lacey's Lady ", The Bomber Foundation/Art Lacey[82], Milwaukie, OR (D) (N45 25'31.37" W122 38' 03.72")
note: nose section on display at Aurora, OR
  • B-17G-110-VE c/n 8737 44-85828[83] (N9233R), accepted: 14 August 1945, transferred USCG - 14 October 1946, ex-PB-1G Bu 77254, ex-CGAS Newfoundland, ex-CG San Francisco, SOC: 14 October 1959 - AIRSTA Elizabeth City, ex-tanker # 30 & 37, movie: Tora! Tora! Tora!, "Square-J DI*H Be Around ", Pima Air & Space Museum[84] Tucson, AZ (D) [85][86][87]
  • Return to Glory, formally Starduster II (44-6393) — The B-17G was delivered to the 97th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force August 1944, was modified to a VB-17 and assigned to General Ira C. Eaker until he retired. Sold to Bolivia, it flew cargo until reacquired by the USAF Museum. It has been restored to its wartime appearance at the March Field Air Museum, March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, California.[88] Accepted: 20 July 1944, ex-15th AF / 97th BG - Fogia, Italy, ex-VB-17G - assigned: General Ira C. Eaker (Commander MAAF) "Starduster III", returned ZOI: 10 May 1945 -Bolling Field, ex-35th AAFBU (SAC) - Bolling AFB, ex-16th SAM-Sq, ex-18MSG (FEAF) - Clark AFB, ex-1134th SAM-Det - Nanking, converted: VB-17G (Clark AFB), ex-1130th SAM-Det - Nanking, Converted: CB-17G - Middletown AFB, ex-1130th SAM-Gp - Ottawa, ex-3510th FTW (ATC) - Randolph AFB, SOC: June 1956 (Davis-Monthan AFB), sold: Bolivia, converted to cargo aircraft, ex-Lloyd Aereo (CP-627), ex-Frigorificos Reyes (CP-891), " Triangle-Y I Return to Glory ", March Field Air Museum[89], March AFB, CA (D) [90]
B-17G-85DL 44-83514
Sentimental Journey
Commemorative Air Force
  • B-17G-85-DL c/n 32153 44-83512[91], accepted: 23 March 1945, converted: TB-17G, ex-53rd WRS (McChord Field), ex-67th BU, ex-4117th BU (Robbins AFB), ex-MATS (Pepperrell Air Base), ex-Training Command (Lackland AFB), soc: 11 September 1950, “Square-H T Heaven Above “, USAF History and Traditions Museum, Lackland AFB, TX (D) [92][93]
  • B-17G-85-DL c/n 32183 44-83542[94] (N9324Z), accepted: 3 April 1945, converted: DB-17G, converted: DB-17P ex-tanker E16, C18, E18, crashed: 12July 1971, "Square-B L Picadilly Princess ", Fantasy of Flight[95], Polk, FL (D) [96][97]
  • B-17G-85-DL c/n 32200 44-83559[98], accepted: 5 April 1945, stored: Patterson Field, stored: Pyote Field, converted:7 March 1950 DB-17G (Middletown Depot), ex-3300th DS (Eglin AFB), assigned Eniwetok - Operation Greenhouse, returned: Eglin AFB, ex-3205th DS (Holloman AFB), ex-3310 TTW (Scott AFB), ex-3205th DG (APG) (Eglin AFB), SOC: May 1958, " Square-C QJ*C ", SAC Museum, Offutt AFB, NE (D) [99][100]
B-17G-90-DL 44-83684
Planes of Fame Museum
  • DB-17P (44-83624) (a converted B-17G that did not see combat), at the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base (without its top turret, which it gave up for the restoration of Shoo Shoo Baby on display in the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio). Shoo-Shoo Baby replaced 44-83624 as the Air Force Museum's long-time Fortress exhibit. Ball-turret from B-24D Strawberry Bitch - expected to be removed in 2008 and reinstalled. ex-MB-17G, ex DB-17G, ex DB-17P (Eglin AFB), SOC: 1957, ex-Air Force Museum, " Triangle-L VE*O Sleepy Time Gal ", Dover AFB, Dover, DE (D)[101]
  • B-17G-90-DL c/n 32304 44-83663[102] (N47780), accepted: 1 May 1945, stored: Pyote AFB, transferred: 21 November 1950 - Brazil, Ex Brazilian AF (5400), ex-Centro de Trainamento de Quadrimotores (Rio de Janeiro), redesignated: TB-17G, ex-6th Grupo de Aviacao (Recife Air Base ), retired: 1968, “S Short Brier “, Hill AFB[103], Ogden, UT (D) [104]
  • B-17G-95-DL c/n 32331 44-83690[105], accepted: 9 May 1945, ex-DB-17G, participated: Operation Greenhouse, ex-DB-17P, ex-3235th DS - Patrick AFB, SOC: August 1960, Triangle-G XK * O Miss Liberty Belle Grissom AFB, IN (D) [106]
B-17G-95DL 44-83785
Shady Lady
Evergreen Aviation Museum
  • B-17G-95-DL c/n 32426 44-83785[107] (N207EV), ex-TB-17, ex-SB-17, ex-CIA, ex-air Tanker 22, C71 and B71, "-K Shady Lady ", Evergreen Aviation Museum[108] , McMinnville, OR (D)
  • B-17G-95-DL c/n 32525 44-83884[112](N5230V), transferred: 25 July 1945 - USN (77244), redesignated: PB-1, converted: PB-1W, ex-VX-4 - Quonset Point "XD-10", ex-tanker C19, E19 & 19, “Triangle-C/2 BN*R Yankee Doodle II “ , 8th AF Museum, Barksdale AFB, LA (D) [113][114]
Under restoration or stored
B-17D-BO 40-3097
Ole Betsy under restoration
  • B-17D BO c/n 2125 40-3097[115], accepted: 25 April 1941, ex-11th BG / 17th BS (Pilot: Lieutenant Henry Godman) "21 11B Ole Betsy" - Clark Field, ex-19th BG / 14th BS - Del Monte Field / Mindanao, ex-personal transport of Gen. George Brett (Pilot: Captain Weldon Smith) "The Swoose", SOC: 6 April 1946, The Swoose, United States Air Force Museum, OH (R) [116][117][118][119]
  • B-17E-BO c/n 2257 41-2446][120], accepted: 6 December 1941, ex-5th AF / 7th BG / 22nd BS (Pilot: Captain Fred Eaton) - Garbutt Airfield Australia - 1 combat mission, crashed: 22 February 1942 - Karaisa PNG, " Swamp Ghost ", David Tallichet, Lae, Papua New Guinea (S) [121][122][123] Under shipment to USA.[124]
  • B-17E-BO c/n 2406 41-2595[125], accepted: 14 February 1942, ex-97th BG - MacDill Field, ex-383rd BG "Desert Rat" - Ainworth Field, converted to: XC-108A / 17 August 1943, ex-ATC - Chabua, India, SOC: December 1945, " Desert Rat ", Mike Kellner[126], Galt, IL (R) [126][127][128][129]
  • B-17E-BO c/n 2504 41-9032[130], ex-8th AF / 97nd BG / 342nd BS (Pilot: Lt. Ralf Stinson) - crashed: 27 June 1942 Goose Bay Greenland (N65.21' W45.53'), “ My Gal Sal “, Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial[131], Cincinnati, Ohio (R)
  • B-17E-BO c/n 2682 41-9210[132] (N12355), accepted: 16 May 1942, loaned: Honeywell (avionics research), SOC: 8 November 1945, Flying Heritage Museum, Bellevue, WA (R) [133][134]
B-17F-10BO 41-24485
Memphis Belle
USAF Museum
  • Memphis Belle, (B-17F-10BO 41-24485), which flew 25 missions over Europe before touring the United States to advertise war bonds, is arguably the most famous B-17 to survive.[135] Forgotten in the post-war rush to disarm, the "Belle" was rescued off a salvage yard at Altus, Oklahoma in 1946 by an alert Memphis citizen who convinced the city fathers to reclaim the bomber before it was scrapped. The "Belle" was displayed at several locations in Memphis from 1948 to 2003, and was then transported to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in October 2005 for restoration and eventual display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The restoration is expected to take eight to ten years.[136] Accepted: 15 July 1942, ex-8th AF / 1st AD / 91st BG / 322nd BS (Pilot: Col. Robert K. Morgan) "DF * A Memphis Belle" - Bassingbourne - 25 combat missions, converted: TB-17F, ex-1st AF - McDill Field, SOC: August 1945 - Altus, Ok, " DF-A / Memphis Belle ", National Museum of the United States Air Force[137] , Dayton, OH (R) [138][139]
  • B-17F-115-BO c/n 5795 42-30681[140], ex-11th AF (Pilot: James Aubrey), - crashed 27 April 1943 - Ruby, Alaska, Tillamook Air Museum , Tillamook, OR (S) [141][142]
  • B-17F-70-BO c/n 4896 42-29782[143] (N17W), converted to: TB-17F, ex-air tanker #E84, #C84, #C44, #44, #04, ex-1000 Plane Raid, ex-Tora Tora Tora (B-17 crash scenes), ex-Memphis Belle "DP*Y Kathleen", " Boeing Bee ", Museum of Flight[144], Renton, WA (S) [145]
  • B-17G-75-DL c/n 32028 44-83387, stored: Pyote, TX, SOC: 1 June 1949, ex-MGM movie prop, movie & TV: "Twelve O'Clock High", movie: 1000 Plane Raid[146], movie: "Tora! Tora! Tora!", Bar: Greeley, CO, " Piccadilly Lily ", California Air Heritage Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (R) [147]
note: fwd fuselage to ball turret section only
  • B-17G-85-DL c/n 32166 44-83525[148](N83525), accepted: 29 March 1945, converted: DB-17G (Olmsted AFB), ex-3200th DS (Eglin AFB), Operation Greenhouse, ex-3205th DG, soc: 15 August 1966 (Davis-Monthan AFB), ex-Tallmantz Aviation, movie: 1000 Plane Raid[146] "Balls Of Fire", movie: MacArthur, "Suzy Q", Weeks Air Museum, Kissimmee, FL (R) [149]
  • B-17G-95-DL c/n 32431 44-83790 [150], converted: SB-17G, ex-1385th BU - Blue 1 Greenland, crashed: 24 December 1947 (Ist Lt. Chester Karney) - Lake Dyke, Canada, Brooks Aviation, Douglas, GA (R)
  • B-17G-110-VE c/n 8722 44-85813[151] (N3154S), converted: 1946 Model 299Z, ex-EB-17G, ex-JB-17G, ex-Curtis-Wright test aircraft (N6694C), tested: XT-35 turboprop, tested: J65 Saphire jet, tested: T-64-G Turbine, ex-air tanker C12, Champaign Lady , Tech II[152], Urbana OH (R) [153]
note: This airframe uses major components (fuselage from bomb bay forward, tail and wings) from B-17G-95DL c/n 32363 44-83722[154], converted: B-17H, ex-2nd ERS "722", redesignated: SB-17G, ex-atomic bomb target aircraft [155]
note: fuselage from bomb bay aft from B-17G-DO 44-83316
note: Parts from 44-85813 incorporated in B-17G-105VE 44-85734
  • B-17G-95-DL c/n 32455 44-83814 (N66571), ex-tanker A18, 18, C13 & 09, NASM[156], Dulles Airport, VA (S) [157]
  • B-17G-110-VE c/n 8730 44-85821[158], accepted: 29 July 1945, transferred USCG, ex-PB-1G Bu 77247, ex-CG Elizabeth City, ex-CG Brooklyn ex-CG San Francisco, ex-CG Barbers Point, ex-NAS Norfolk, ex-CG Elizabeth City, ex-CG Port Angeles, SOC: 29 July 1558 (NAS Elizabeth City), British Columbia, Canada (S)

Wrecks

  • B-17C-BO c/n 2048 40-2047, accepted: 9 September 1940, ex-7th BG / 9th BS - AAF Salt Lake City (pilot: 1st Lieutenant Leo M. H. Walker), crashed: 2 November 1941 - Tells Peak, NV (W) [159][160]
note: vertical fin - Western Aerospace Museum, Oakland, CA (?)
  • B-17E-BO c/n 2231 41-2420, accepted: 17 November 1941, ex-13th AF / 11th BD / 42nd BS (Pilot: 1st Lt Charles E. Norton) - ditched: 24 September 1942 - Ndomo, Guadalcanal, " Bessie the Jap Basher ", Ndomo, Honiara - Solomon Islands (W) missing fuselage aft of wings[161]
  • B-17E-BO c/n 2562 41-9090[162] (N3142U), ex-8th AF / 97nd BG / 342nd BS (Pilot: Major HC Chambers) - crashed: 27 June 1942 Narssaq, Greenland (N60.58' W45.40'), " Sooner ", Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial[163], Narsawak, Greenland (W)
  • B-17E-BO c/n 2573 41-9101, ex-8th AF / 97th BG "Big Stoop" - crashed: 15 July 1942 Greenland (N65.20' - W40.20'), Greenland (W)
note: buried under 200 feet of ice, airframe crushed [164]
  • B-17E-BO c/n 2577 41-9105, ex-8th AF / 97th BG "Do-Do" - crashed: 15 July 1942 Greenland (N65.20' - W40.20'), Greenland (W)
note: buried under 200 ft of ice, airframe probably crushed [164]
  • B-17E-BO c/n 2706 41-9234[165], ex-Fortress IIA FL461, ex-5th AF / 43rd BG / 65th BS - 7-Mile Aerodrome, Port Moresby - 13 combat missions, crashed: 8 January 1943, " Grey Ghost ", Wau[166], Papua New Guinea (W) [167] (E146 48' 21" S7 2'14")
  • B-17F-20-BO c/n 3206 41-24521, accepted: 23 July 1942, ex-5th AF / 43rd BG / 63rd BS, (Pilot: Capt. Ken McCullar) - ditched: 11 July 1943 " Black Jack / The Jokers Wild ", Boga Boga[168], Papua New Guinea (W) [169]
  • B-17F-15-DL c/n 7944 42-3008[170], ex-8th AF / 92nd BG / 407th BS " PY * T Ready Teddy " - ditched: 30 January 1944 - Sweden, Poeskallavik, Sweden (W)
note: planned recovery//This entry reflects three different B-17 Aircraft:

B-17F-15-DL-42-3008, remained in US, sta Dyersburg w/o 15/7/44 B-17F-80-BO-42-30008, assg 92BG/407BS MIA 30/1/44 (MIDAIR w/42-97441)cr/1 mi W Oberslagen, Ger. B-17G-25-DL-42-38008, assg 306BG/367BS, MIA 8/5/44,ditch off Vallo, Sweden Crew Interned. Ref: The B-17 Flying Fortress Story; Roger A Freeman with David Osborne.

  • B-17G-1-BO 42-31044, ex-15th AF / 97th BG "Her Did", Calvi[171], Corsica (W) [172]
  • B-17G-35-VE c/n 7219 42-97854[173] (N9094V), ex-8th AF / 390th BG - ditched: 9 April 1944 - Graah Fjord, Greenland, Aeronautical Archaeological Research, Auburn, CA (W)

See also

References

  1. ^ 44-85583
  2. ^ 44-85583 (airliners photo collection)
  3. ^ 44-85583 (Brian Cox page)
  4. ^ 44-83718
  5. ^ 44-83718 (Brian Cox Page)
  6. ^ Museu Aerospacial
  7. ^ Ryan (September 2006). "A Concise History of the Pink Lady". www.thepinklady.fr. http://www.thepinklady.fr/post/2006/09/08/A-Concise-History-of-the-Pink-Lady. Retrieved 16 January 2007. 
  8. ^ AJBS Museum
  9. ^ 44-8846
  10. ^ 44-8889
  11. ^ 44-8889 (7499 History - including photo)
  12. ^ 44-8889 (French history)
  13. ^ 44-8889 (aerovintage page)
  14. ^ "Sally B:The History". sallyb.dcgservices.com/. http://sallyb.dcgservices.com/history_frameset.php. Retrieved 16 January 2007. 
  15. ^ 44-83735
  16. ^ 44-83735 Mary ALice (Walk Thru)
  17. ^ 44-83735 Flying Ambassador
  18. ^ 44-83868
  19. ^ "Boeing B17G Fortress". Royal Air Force Museum. http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/collections/aircraft/boeing-b17G-fortress.cfm. Retrieved 12 January 2008. 
  20. ^ 44-83868 (airliners photo collection)
  21. ^ 44-83868 (Tanker Picture)
  22. ^ 44-83868 (Brian Cox Page)
  23. ^ 44-83563
  24. ^ Fuddy Duddy Sold to Martin Aviation
  25. ^ 44-83563 Fuddy Duddy (airliners photo collection)
  26. ^ Lyon Air Museum webpage on Fuddy Duddy
  27. ^ 44-8543
  28. ^ a b c B-17s: Where to find them. Aero Vintage Books. http://www.aerovintage.com/b17loc.htm. Retrieved 15 January 2007. 
  29. ^ [1]
  30. ^ Lone Star Flight Museum
  31. ^ 44-85718 (airliners photo collection)
  32. ^ 44-85718 (Brian Cox page)
  33. ^ 44-85718 (History)
  34. ^ 44-85718 (air classic article - history)
  35. ^ "Liberty Belle's history". Libertyfoundation.org. 2007. http://www.libertyfoundation.org/history-libertybelle.html. Retrieved 24 April 2008. 
  36. ^ The Liberty Foundation
  37. ^ 44-85734 (airliners photo collection)
  38. ^ 44-85734 (airliners photo collection)
  39. ^ 44-85734 (Restoration Pics)
  40. ^ "The B-17 Aluminum Overcast". b17.org. http://b17.org/history/aluminum_overcast.asp. Retrieved 16 January 2007. 
  41. ^ 44-85740 (airliners photo collection)
  42. ^ 44-85740 (walk around)
  43. ^ 44-85778
  44. ^ Palm Springs Air Museum
  45. ^ 44-85778 Miss Angela
  46. ^ Yankee Air Force
  47. ^ 44-85829 (airliners photo collection)
  48. ^ 44-85829 (Brian Cox Collection)
  49. ^ Arizona Wing CAF
  50. ^ CAF Southern Wing
  51. ^ 44-83514 Sentimental Journey (Airliners photo collection)
  52. ^ 44-83514 (Brian Cox page)
  53. ^ 44-83546
  54. ^ 44-83546 Memphis Belle (airliners Photo Collection)
  55. ^ 44-83575
  56. ^ Operation Tumbler-Snapper
  57. ^ Collings Foundation
  58. ^ 44-83575 Nine-O-Nine (airliners photo collection)
  59. ^ 44-83575 Nine-O-Nine (Flickr page)
  60. ^ 44-83575 Nine-O-Nine (Brian Cox Page)
  61. ^ 44-83575 (US Government history)
  62. ^ CAF
  63. ^ 44-83872 Texas Raiders (Airliners photo collection)
  64. ^ [http://members.cox.net/b17brian/b17/TexasRaiders/index.htm 44-83872 Texas Raiders (Brian Cox Page)]
  65. ^ 42-3374
  66. ^ 42-3374 (aviation archaeology - accident reports)
  67. ^ 42-3374 (airliners photo collection)
  68. ^ 42-3374 (Brian Cox B-17 Page)
  69. ^ 42-32076
  70. ^ USAF Museum
  71. ^ 42-32076 Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby
  72. ^ 42-32076 Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby (Brian Cox)
  73. ^ 43-38635
  74. ^ Castle Air Museum
  75. ^ 43-38635 Virgins Delight
  76. ^ 43-38635 (Brian Cox B-17 Page)
  77. ^ 44-85599
  78. ^ 44-85599 (Brian Cox page)
  79. ^ 44-85738
  80. ^ 44-85738 (Aero Vintage)
  81. ^ 44-85738
  82. ^ The Bomber Foundation/Art Lacey
  83. ^ 44-85828
  84. ^ Pima Air & Space Museum
  85. ^ 44-85828 (aero vintage)
  86. ^ 44-85828 (USCG Photo Bu 77254)
  87. ^ 44-85828 (air tanker photo)
  88. ^ "Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress". www.marchfield.org. http://www.marchfield.org/b17g.htm. Retrieved 12 January 2007. 
  89. ^ March AFB Museum
  90. ^ 44-6393 (airliners photo collection)
  91. ^ 44-83512
  92. ^ 44-83512 (airliners photo collection)
  93. ^ 44-83512 (Brian Cox Page)
  94. ^ 44-83542
  95. ^ Fantasy of Flight
  96. ^ 44-83542 (airliners photo collection)
  97. ^ 44-83542 Picadilly Princess (Brian Cox Page)
  98. ^ 44-83559
  99. ^ 44-83559 (airliners photo collection)
  100. ^ 44-83559 (Brian Cox Page)
  101. ^ Dover AFB
  102. ^ 44-83663
  103. ^ Hill AFB
  104. ^ 44-83663 Short Brier (Brian Cox page)
  105. ^ 44-83690
  106. ^ 44-83690 Miss Liberty Belle (John Cox Collection)
  107. ^ 44-83785
  108. ^ Evergreen Aviation Museum
  109. ^ "Air Force Armaments Museum". www.destin-ation.com. http://www.destin-ation.com/airforcearmamentmuseum. Retrieved 6 February 2007. 
  110. ^ 44-83863 (airliners photo collection)
  111. ^ 44-83863 Gremlins Hideout (Brian Cox page)
  112. ^ 44-83884
  113. ^ 44-83884 Tanker E19
  114. ^ 44-83884 Yankee Doodle II (Brian Cox page)
  115. ^ 40-3097
  116. ^ 40-3097 Ole Betsy (Pacific Wrecks database)
  117. ^ 40-3097 Ole Betsy (463rd Home page)
  118. ^ 40-3097 (14th BS History)
  119. ^ 40-3097 (NASM)
  120. ^ 41-2446
  121. ^ 41-2446 (Pacific Wrecks Database)
  122. ^ 41-2446 (homepage)
  123. ^ 41-2446 (Brian Cox B-17 Pages)
  124. ^ [2]
  125. ^ 41-2595
  126. ^ a b Mike Kellner
  127. ^ 41-2595 (aerovintage page)
  128. ^ 41-2595 Desert Rat (USAAF History Page)
  129. ^ 41-2595 (Brian Cox B-17 Pages)
  130. ^ 41-9032
  131. ^ Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial
  132. ^ 41-9210
  133. ^ 41-9210
  134. ^ 41-9210 (Brian Cox B-17 Pages)
  135. ^ "Memphisbelle.com". www.memphisbelle.com. http://www.memphisbelle.com/. Retrieved 16 January 2007. 
  136. ^ "FAQ Memphis Belle". www.nationalmuseum.af.mil. http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/questions/topic.asp?id=510. Retrieved 16 January 2007. 
  137. ^ USAF Museum
  138. ^ 41-24485 Memphis Belle (airliners photo collection)
  139. ^ 41-24485 Memphis Belle (Brian Cox B-17 page)
  140. ^ 42-30681
  141. ^ 42-30681 (pacific wrecks database)
  142. ^ 42-30681 (aerovintage B-17 information)
  143. ^ 42-29782
  144. ^ Museum of Flight
  145. ^ 42-29782 Boeing Bee (airliners photo collection)
  146. ^ a b c 1000 Plane Raid
  147. ^ 44-83387
  148. ^ 44-83525
  149. ^ 44-83525 Suzy-Q (Brian Cox Page)
  150. ^ 44-83790
  151. ^ 44-85813
  152. ^ Tech II
  153. ^ 44-85813 (Brian Cox Page)
  154. ^ 44-83722
  155. ^ 44-83722 (Brian Cox Page)
  156. ^ NASM
  157. ^ 44-83814
  158. ^ 44-85821
  159. ^ 40-2047 (Aerovintage)
  160. ^ 40-2047 (History)
  161. ^ 41-2420 (Pacific Wrecks database)
  162. ^ 41-9090
  163. ^ Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial
  164. ^ a b Hayes, David, "The Lost Squadron - A Fleet of Warplanes Locked in Ice For Fifty Years", Chartwell Books / Madison Press Books, Edison, New Jersey / Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-7858-2376-X, 1994, pages 40-47, 276.
  165. ^ 41-9234
  166. ^ Wau
  167. ^ 41-9234 (Brian Cox B-17 Pages)
  168. ^ Boga Boga
  169. ^ 41-24521 Black Jack (Pacific Wrecks Database)
  170. ^ 42-3008
  171. ^ Calvi
  172. ^ 42-31044 Her Did
  173. ^ 42-97854

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