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IWM catalogue record

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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-83785) nicknamed "Shady Lady" at Misawa Air Base in Japan, 1950. Image via Staff Sergeant M. Zeljak/ Menard. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'VB-17G, 44-83785, Gen Partridge A/C, Misawa Japan, 1950.'



  • 44-83785

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/45. After retiring as a search & rescue SB-17G, operated in Japan 1948-50, later on secret operations from Clark AFB in the Philippines. Registered N809Z, involved in personnel recovery from abandoned Russian ice station. Joined...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:14 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection