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B-17C #40-2079 delivered to the RAF
Serial: AN518 (Mistakenly marked as AM518 at the Boeing Factory)
90 Squadron



  • 40-2079

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered RAF [AN537] as part of Lend-Lease. This was the last B-17C produced; 90 Squadron [WP-L] Polebrook 13-May-41; transferred 220 Squadron [ZZ-L] then [NR-L] Alder-grove, N.I., RAF Coastal Command Development Unit Ballykelly, (Tain) 20-Jun-42,...


  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


Date Contributor Update
26 December 2017 02:00:45 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, place associations and aircraft associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
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