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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Salt Lake City 7-Sep-40; Lowry 24-Jul-43; to Class 26 Hobbs. NM ; Written off 17-Oct-43.

It was one of the aircraft that played the part of B-17 'Mary-Ann' in the film 'Air Force', which was released in 1943 by Warner Bros.



  • Clifford Hunt

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Clifford Hunt served as an airplane mechanic/gunner with the 848th Bomb Squadron of the 490th Bomb Group. He kept a journal for the first 14 missions, but when he realized his handwriting was getting smaller and tighter with each entry, he quit writing...


Date Contributor Update
05 September 2018 17:49:00 ram957 Changes to media associations


Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 13:43:24 Lucy May Changes to description

Information sent through to the museum by Dennis Katz. See also:

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2015 20:53:23 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description

Lee Cunningham 24-Jan-2015. Added Block Number, appended Block Number to name, Manufacturer, converted dates to military-style significations per "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log