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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered 2BG Langley 6-Jun-37; with Bill Bentley force landed ? due to severe icing conditions 6-Jul-37; transferred 19BG March Fd Oct-40; with John Turner crash landed east of San Jacinto, Cal. on 46th flt during a violent thunderstorm 18-Dec-40. However despite bent wings and losing some rivets it basically proved to be intact during salvage operation. This aircraft never served in combat and was never posted to 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Langley Army Airfield, VA 6 June 1937
Crashed 3.5 miles NNW of Idylewild, CA 18 December 1940

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2019 15:56:37 Emily Changes to serial number
Sources

Removed block number from serial number

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2019 20:58:19 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.siebert.aero/images/product_images/super_images/12433_ff_Boei...

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2019 20:56:07 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=97283

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2019 20:55:29 466thHistorian Changes to events and unit associations
Sources

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=97283

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 21:37:13 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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