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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered 49BS/2BG Langley 28-Mar-37; transferred 20BS; took part in goodwill trip to South America 1938; transferred 19BG March Field Oct-40; Amarillo 21-Nov-42; 64 flights; Written off 15-Jan-43 after surviving a spin. [aircraft No. 80]. Never saw combat.

NOTE: B-17 aircraft with model numbers beginning with "Y" were never used in combat operations and never transferred 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...

  • 49th 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 28 March 1937

Langley AAF 28-Mar-37

Good Will Tour South America 1938
Transferred Amarillo, TX, USA 21 November 1942

Amarillo AAF 21-Nov-42

Written Off (WO) Amarillo, TX, USA 15 January 1943

Salvaged for scrap at Amarillo AAF 15-Jan-1943.


Date Contributor Update
10 March 2019 01:01:06 466thHistorian Changes to place associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 71

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2019 15:54:09 Emily Changes to serial number

Removed block number from serial number

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2017 01:54:03 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 71

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 19:07:53 Lee8thbuff Changes to events

Lee Cunningham: Added WO event map location. Same source as previous.

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 19:05:31 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer, description and events

Lee Cunningham 16-DEc-2014. Added model number to serial number line, made map associations, converted dates to military-style significations, added NOTE. Source "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A Freeman with David Osborne.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log