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41-2625

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Ogden 1/3/42; Cheyenne 28/3/42; RCAF Dorval 8/5/42; Gander-Prestwick 20/5/42 with Bob Coffman, to RAF [FK197]; Assigned Scottish Aviation for trial installation of special LRASV MkII radar and additional dorsal aerials, not used on anti-sub ops 18/7/42; 251 Sq (AD-E) Reykjavik, Iceland 3/5/45; Struck Off Charge 21/6/47.

Service

Places

  • Prestwick

    Military site : airfield
    Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Ogden, Utah 1 March 1942

USAAF

Delivered Dorval, Quebec 8 May 1942

RCAF/RAF

Assigned RAF Prestwick 18 July 1942

Scottish Aviation

Assigned Raykjavik, Iceland 3 May 1945

251 Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2019 01:09:45 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, events and place associations
Sources

"B-17 Flying Fortress Story" - Roger Freeman, page 77
https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/usa/aircrafts-2-3/b-17b/fortress...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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