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40-2051 B-17C

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered RAF [AN520] as part of Lend-Lease; 90 Squadron [WP-?] Polebrook, UK 4-Apr-41; transferred 206 Squadron [VX-X] Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland 1-Nov-41; 220 Squadron [ZZ-D] Nutts Corner 1-Apr-42; RAF Coastal Command Development Unit (Ballykelly) Tain, Scotland 20-Jun-42; 206 Squadron [VX-X] Benbecula 27-Feb-42; transferred 214 Squadron [BU-U] (Cheaburgh?) Oulton? Sculthorpe, Nfk. 19-Feb-44; Struck Off Charge 14-Aug-44. RETUS at Portland, Oregon.

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  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2015 00:08:10 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2015. All changes based on "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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