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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/41-9090

B-17 Flying Fortress

Serial #: 41-9090
Construction #: 2562
Civil Registration:
  N3142U
Model: B-17E Flying Fortress
Name: The Sooner
Status: Derelict
Last info: 2008

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 41-9090, 19??.
- Ditched in fjord, Narsassuaq, Greenland, June 27, 1942
- On delivery to UK as The Sooner.
Gary Larkins/Institute of Aeronautical Archeological Res., Auburn, CA, March 10, 1995-2000.
- Recovery planned.
- Registered as N3142U.
Robert E. Ready/Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial Foundation, Cincinnati, OH, 1998-2008.
- Failed recovery attempt made, July 1999.

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.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Photo Source(s):
None

Research Assistance:

None

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