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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered 96BS/2BG Langley 1-Mar-37; transferred 19BG March Fd, but force landed due to engine failure 8-Oct- 40; with Lee Coates force landed base 2-Dec-40; Albuquerque 16-Jul-42; 66 flights; Written off 30-Dec-42. [aircraft No. 60] Never saw combat.

NOTE: B-17 aircraft with model numbers beginning with "Y" were never used in combat roles or were ever sent to the United Kingdom.



  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb 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...

  • 96th Bomb Squadron


  • Andrew Anselmini

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Flew 32 missions. AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster



Event Location Date
Delivered Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, VA, USA 11 January 1937

Langley AAF, 11-Mar-37

Transferred March Air Reserve Base, CA, USA 8 October 1940

March AAF, date not determined. Made a forced landing there due to engine failure on 8-Oct-40.

Transferred Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM, USA 16 July 1942

Kirtland AAF, 16-Jul-42.

Written Off (WO) Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM, USA 30 December 1942

Salvaged for scrap at Albuquerque, NM 30-Dec-42.


Date Contributor Update
10 March 2019 00:59:15 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations and place associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2019 15:53:48 Emily Changes to serial number

Removed block number from serial number

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 18:44:55 Lee8thbuff Changes to events

Lee Cunningham 16-Dec-2014. Added map locations to biography. Source "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" by Roger A. Freeman and David Osborne.

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 18:27:43 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, manufacturer and description

Lee Cunningham 16-Dec-2014. Added production block to Serial number line and indicated manufacturer, added NOTE.

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 00:08:02 Lee8thbuff Changes to production block number, markings and description

Lee Cunningham 15-Dec-2014. Added production designation per "The -17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman, converted dates in description to military style designation..

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:00 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log