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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered RAF [AN537] as part of Lend-Lease. This was the last B-17C produced; 90 Squadron [WP-L] Polebrook 13-May-41; transferred 220 Squadron [ZZ-L] then [NR-L] Alder-grove, N.I., RAF Coastal Command Development Unit Ballykelly, (Tain) 20-Jun-42, with ASV II installed 8-Oct-42; 214 Squadron (Cheaburgh) Sculthorpe, Oulton; and 1674 HCU (Longtown?) 24-Dec-43; Aldergrove, N.I. 15-Jan-44; Struck Off Charge 1-Sep-44. From 90 Squadron to 220 Squadron [MB-B], India, RETUS 1-Dec-44.



  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


Event Location Date
Assigned Polebrook, Peterborough PE8 5LN, UK 13 May 1941

90 Squadron

Assigned Aldergrove, Crumlin BT29, UK 20 June 1942

220 Squadron


Date Contributor Update
14 January 2019 16:28:07 Emily Changes to serial number

Removed block number from serial number

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2017 02:03:22 466thHistorian Changes to events

B-17 Flying Fortress Story
Roger Freeman
page 72

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2015 17:46:47 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description

Lee Cunningham 19-Feb-2015. All Additions and edits per "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log