Delivered July 31, 1943.
Seattle, Aug, 1943; Assign to Materiel Command for armament testing . Eglin Air Proving Ground, Oct,1943.
The chin turret modification had been developed in the XB-40 in late 1942 (41-24341) ; and refined by UAL CHY in June, 1943 (42-5964). Entered production July,1943 (42-3483) and August (42-6155).
This aircraft prototyped the production staggered waist introduced in production on 42-37989 (Nov, 1943).
Assigned 8th AF,; RTN US, Bradley, 8/45; RFC Altus, 9/45.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Boeing 31/7/43; Seattle 12/8/43; Mat Com Eglin 7/10/43 for first aircraft to be tested with new chin turret and cheek guns (sic) [staggered waist positions] which ultimately became B-17G; Assigned to 8AF ; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley...