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36-157 Y1B-17

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.


Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 21:37:13 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer 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