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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered 20BS/2BG Langley 17-Jun-37; transferred 19BG March Fd Oct-40; public relations trip to Grand Union High School, McClelland Fd 4-Jul-41; 66 flts; Written off 2-Apr-42. [aircraft No. 51] This aircraft never served in combat and was never posted to the UK.



  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb 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...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Delivered Hampton, VA 23665, USA 17 June 1937

2 BG
20 BS
Langley AAF

Assigned March Air Reserve Base, CA, USA October 1940

19 BG


Date Contributor Update
14 January 2019 15:56:16 Emily Changes to serial number

Removed block number from serial number

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2017 02:11:38 466thHistorian Changes to manufacturer, markings, events and unit associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story
Roger Freeman
page 71

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 21:35:22 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number and description

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log