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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/42-30177



Serial #: 42-30177
Construction #: 5291
Civil Registration:
  F-BGSG
Model: B-17F Flying fortress
Name: None
Status: Scrapped
Last info: 1973

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 42-30177.
- BOC: April 24, 1943.
- SOC: 1945.
- Assigned to the 388BG/8AF.
Delivered to Free French Air Force as 230177, mid 1945.
- Used by General M.P. Koening.
Transferred to French AF as 230177.
- BOC: 1945
- SOC: 1951
- Flew as Charlene/Bir Hakeem.
Institut Geographique National, Creil, 1955-1973
- Registered as F-BGSG.
- Stored, Creil, France.
- Used as spare parts airframe.
- Scrapped, Wahn, August 1973.

Source(s):
www.joebaugher.com
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Thompson, Scott A. - Final Cut: The Post-War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors (4th Edition)
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