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37-369 YB-17A

B-17 Flying Fortress

First flew 29-Apr-39 from Boeing Fd, turbo superchargers fitted, and used for other static tests such as stress and superchargers, etc.; Assigned Headquarter SQd'n/19BG March Fd 3-Oct-40; with P.W. McIntyre force landed through mechanical failure 8-Mar-41 at Hatchita, NM; with Carl Goldenberg force landed Dow Fd, Me 19-Dec-41; to Geiger 7-Feb-42. Have pix flying over Seattle Fd, 24 Nov 1938. Ultimately it was re-designated a B-17A. This aircraft never served in combat and was never posted to the UK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 21:50:51 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2015. Added Y block and note to description based on " The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne; converted dates to military-style signification.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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