36-149

Object Number - UPL 29473 - Boeing YB-17 Flying Fortress 36-149.

The initial flight of the aircraft took place on 2-Dec-36, but with Stan Umstead, five days later nosed over during landed but was not too badly damaged. Delivered 49BS/2BG Langley 1-Mar-37; 4000 Base Unit Wright Fd 1938; transferred 19BG March Fd, Oct-40; Amarillo 2-Nov-42; 71 flights; Written off 11-Dec-42.

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

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-706781
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 7284340
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 750th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-692462
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 508th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 708790
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-747986
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombadier

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

First flight

2 December 1936

Delivered

Langley AFB, Hampton, VA, USA 1 March 1937 Delivered to the 49th Bomb Squadron of the 2nd Bomb Group.

Other

Transferred

Air Park, Amarillo, TX, USA 11 February 1942 Transferred to Amarillo.

Delivered

Wright Field, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Riverside, OH 45431, USA Delivered to 4000 Base Unit at Wright Field.

Other

Transferred

March Air Reserve Base, CA, USA Transferred to the 19th Bomb Group at March Field.

Revisions

Date10 Mar 2019 00:52:47
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date14 Jan 2019 15:53:29
ContributorEmily
Sources

Removed block number from serial number

Date16 Dec 2014 18:28:58
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 16-Dec-2014

Date16 Dec 2014 00:12:54
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Dec-2015 Added model production number to title per "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne.

Date16 Dec 2014 00:01:20
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 15-Dec-2014. Added production designation, converted dates in description to military-style signification.

Date6 Oct 2014 11:03:38
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Added Events based on Dave Osborne's biographical description.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:00
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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