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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/40-3097

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Serial #: 40-3097
Construction #:
  2125
Civil Registration:
  None
Model(s):
  B-17D Flying Fortress
  RB-17D Flying Fortress
Name: The Swoose
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2011

History:
Delivered to USAAC as 40-3097.
- BOC: April 25, 1941
- Personal aircraft, General George H. Brett in Australia & South America, 1942-1944.
City Of Los Angeles, CA, April 6, 1946-1949.
- Displayed at Mines Field, CA.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, March 1949-1961.
- Stored Park Ridge, IL, 1949.
- Stored Pyote, TX, 1950-1953.
- Stored Andrews AFB. 1953-1961.
National Air & Space Museum, April 1961-2002
- Disassembled and stored, Silver Hill, MD.
National Musuem of the U.S. Air Force, Dayton, OH, 2008-2011
- Under restoration for static display.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner

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