44-85828 Ill Be Around

Production Block : B-17G-110-VE: SN 44-85828 / restored to 42-31892

Manufacturer : Lockheed/Vega

The B-17G, 44-85828, the last of several B-17Gs named, I'll Be Around, was delivered to Dallas 13/7/45; South Plains, 31/8/45; Rome 2/46; NAF Johnsville 9/9/46 [77254]; converted into camera and survey ship for United States Coast Guard; Elizabeth City 31/3/47 and operated these activities until 1959, the last mission from Alaska; United States Coast Guard San Francisco 9/59; Elizabeth to retire, the last B-17 used by USAF with a military crew on 14/10/59; Joe Marrs, Opa Locka, FLA, 8/3/60 (Civil N9323R); Serv-Air, White Plains, NY 4/60; Tropical Export TREDCO, Fort Lauderdale 23/5/62; Hugh Wheeless, Dothan, Al 17/7/62 (sprayer); Black Hills Avn. Spearfish, SD 4/10/62 (tanker B-30); Aero Flite, Cody, WY, 3/1/64; Bruce Kinney, Richey, Mont 1975; Aircraft Spec. Mesa, AZ, 18/5/78; swapped for C-54 tanker and restored as static, 42-31892, of 390th Bomb Group, Framlingham, Suffolk, U.K., at Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.

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  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: - Ill Be Around - The Skillet
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 570th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ill Be Around
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron

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Date7 Nov 2021 01:14:32
ContributorKickapoo
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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress - The Queen Of The Skies - Master Log. Dave Osborne.

Date6 Nov 2021 10:35:18
ContributorKickapoo
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B-17 The Bomber - B-17 Fortress Master Log - Dave Osborne

Date6 Nov 2021 10:33:07
ContributorKickapoo
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B-17 The Bomber - B-17 Fortress Master Log - Dave Osborne

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:04
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log