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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/42-38160

B-17 Flying Fortress 42-38160

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Serial #: 42-38160
Construction #: 8946
Civil Registration:
  None
Model: B-17G Flying Fortress
Name: None
Status: Displayed*
Last info: 2005
*Partial airframe.

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 42-38160, 19??.
Martin Shaffer, Lake Zug, Switzerland, 1952-1965.
- Recovered complete from Lake Zug, August 1952.
- Displayed at various locations, Switzerland, 1952-1953.
Displayed at St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1968
Displayed as St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1970-1972
- Displayed as 238160/G/Lonesome Polecat".
- Scrapped, Suhr, Switzerland, circa 1972.

Luchtoorlogmuseum Crash 40-45, Lisserbroek, Netherlands, 2005.
- Two engines and various parts and assemblies.

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):
Ilkka Mäkelä

Research Assistance:

Lydia J. Lucke.

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