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38-211 B-17B

B-17 Flying Fortress

First flew at Seattle 27-Jun-39; delivered Wright Fd for armament testing 2-Aug-39; others before West Palm Beach, Fl. 28-Sep-42; Hendricks, Fl with Dan Culver crash landed eight miles ENE of base 22-Oct-42, after apparently losing control; Written off 2-Dec-43. this aircraft never served in combat and was never posted to the UK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2015 20:14:26 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number
Sources

Lee Cunningham 24-Jan-2015. Appended block to name.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 21:54:08 Lee8thbuff Changes to 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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