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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered RAF [AN531] as part of Lend-Lease via Gander to 90 Squadron [WP-O] Polebrook 3-May-41; transferred 220 Squadron (NR-O) Nutts Corner 12-Feb-42; RAF Coastal Command Development Unit Ballykelly, Tain 20-Jun-42; 206 Squadron (ZZ-V) Coastal Comm. Devel. Unit, Benbecula, Scot. 4-Aug-42; Royal Aircraft Establishment 15-May-44; Struck Off Charge 7-Jul-45. (Longest serving B-17 in RAF).



  • 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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Date Contributor Update
14 January 2019 16:19:02 Emily Changes to serial number

Removed block number from serial number

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2015 01:05:18 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log