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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.

Service

People

  • 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...

Revisions

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

R.McHugh

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

Information sent through to the museum by Dennis Katz. See also:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_(film)

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

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
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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