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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/41-24485

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Under Restoration at USAFM
By Jim Harley

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Serial #: 41-24485
Construction #: 3170
Civil Registration:
  None
Model(s):
  B-17F Flying Fortress
  TB-17F Flying Fortress
Name: Memphis Belle
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2011

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 41-24485, 19??.
- Allocated to 324th BS
- Flown with name Memphis Belle
City Of Memphis, TN, March 1946-1960
- Outside Display, Memphis.
Memphis Airport, 1965-1984.
- Outside Display.
Memphis ANGB, 1984-1987.
- Complete static restoration
Memphis Belle Memorial Assoc/Mud Island Museum, Memphis, TN, May 1987-2003.
- Displayed as 124485/DF-A/Memphis Belle.
- Removed from display for restoration, 2003.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Dayton, OH, 2005-2011
- 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):
Unknown.
Jim Harley

Research Assistance:

Pat Carry

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