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Delivered 2BG Langley 6-Jun-37; with Bill Bentley force landed ? due to severe icing conditions 6-Jul-37; transferred 19BG March Fd Oct-40; with John Turner crash landed east of San Jacinto, Cal. on 46th flt during a violent thunderstorm 18-Dec-40. However despite bent wings and losing some rivets it basically proved to be intact during salvage operation. This aircraft never served in combat and was never posted to the UK.

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Units served with

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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Langley Army Airfield, VA 6 June 1937

Crashed

3.5 miles NNW of Idylewild, CA 18 December 1940

Revisions

Date14 Jan 2019 15:56:37
ContributorEmily
Sources

Removed block number from serial number

Date16 Jan 2015 21:37:13
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2015. Added Y block and note to description based on " The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne; converted dates to military-style signification.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:00
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log