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No WWII combat service, but very interesting service history nonetheless. See https://fireaviation.com/2018/09/02/former-b-17-air-tanker-spotted-in-mi.... Currently (2020) owned and operated with original tail number by The Collings Foundation, and stored at Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Starkville, Mississippi.

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  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
18 August 2020 19:09:07 Pete Changes to caption
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https://fireaviation.com/2018/09/02/former-b-17-air-tanker-spotted-in-mi...

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2020 18:38:32 Pete Created entry
Sources

Accessible Aviation Inc. Facebook page video

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