A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-83785) nicknamed "Shady Lady" at Misawa Air Base in Japan, 1950. Image via Staff Sergeant M. Zeljak/ Menard. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'VB-17G, 44-83785, Gen Partridge A/C, Misawa Japan, 1950.'
No WWII combat service, but very interesting service history nonetheless. See https://fireaviation.com/2018/09/02/former-b-17-air-tanker-spotted-in-mississippi/. Currently (2020) owned and operated with original tail number by The Collings Foundation, and stored at Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Starkville, Mississippi.
Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/45. After retiring as a search & rescue SB-17G, operated in Japan 1948-50, later on secret operations from Clark AFB in the Philippines. Registered N809Z, involved in personnel recovery from abandoned Russian ice station. Joined Evergreen Vintage Aircraft, Inc., of McMinnville, Or., once as a fire bomber, now on display at Portland, Oregon.