United Airlines modification center, Cheyenne

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media-45630.jpeg UPL 45630 B-17's being processed at the Boeing/United Airlines B-17 Modification Center at Cheyenne AAF, Wyoming

Object Number - UPL 45630 - B-17's being processed at the Boeing/United Airlines B-17 Modification Center at Cheyenne AAF, Wyoming

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Detailed History

During World War II the airport was a completion and modification center for B-17s. Captain Ralph S. Johnson was a test pilot for the then United States Army Air Corps, forerunner to the United States Air Force. The tail turret on the B-17 is known as the "Cheyenne" turret because it was invented at Cheyenne. United Airlines maintained its Douglas DC-3s at Cheyenne; in 1946 it had 1400 employees based locally.[3] Until 1961 the airport was the training center for United Airlines stewardesses from across the country.

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spam-O-Liner
  • Unit: 545th Bomb Squadron 384th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: - Hitler's Headache
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron

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