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36-155

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered 2BG/HQ Langley 1-Jun-37; used by CO Major Bob Olds from 28-May-37; took part on goodwill trip to South America 1938; transferred 19BG March Fd Oct-40; then Langley, force landed with Warren Wilkinson at Lively Fd, VA 1-Jan-42; Amarillo 12-Nov-42; 56 flts; Written off 29-Jan-43. [aircraft No. 10.] This aircraft was never used in combat and never served in the UK.

Service

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Langley Army Airfield, VA 1 June 1937

2nd BG

Assigned March Army Airfield, California October 1940

19th BG

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2019 01:06:48 466thHistorian Changes to markings, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 71

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2019 15:55:46 Emily Changes to serial number
Sources

Removed block number from serial number

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2018 22:59:54 thisismills Changes to media associations
Sources

Y1B-17 #36-155 [No. 10] Flagship for the 1938 Goodwill Flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina from Langley, Virginia.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 21:32:59 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, 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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