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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/42-6107

B-17 Flying Fortress 42-6107

Serial #: 42-6107
Construction #: 6403 (-VE)
Civil Registration:
  N1340N
Model(s):
  B-17F Flying Fortress
  TB-17F Flying Fortress
Name: None
Status: Wrecked
Last info: 1970

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 42-6107.
- BOC: July 23, 1943.
- SOC: 19??.
- Used as TB-17F Trainer.
- Released to RFC, Altus, OK, after November 1945.
Department of Public Institutions, Clarkston, WA, 1946-1953.
- Instructional airframe, became derelict.
- Derelict by 1953.
Columbia Airmotive, Troutdale, OR, November 18, 1953.
- Registered as N1340N.
Aero Enterprises, Troutdale, OR, 1954-1963.
- Converted to air tanker, 1961.
- Flown as tanker #35.
King Baker/Aero Enterprises, Willows, CA & Fresno, CA, Sept. 13, 1964-1969
- Flown as tanker #E34.
Aero Flite Inc, Cody, WY, January 19, 1968-1970.
- Flown as tanker #A34.
- Re-Engined with 4 Rolls Royce Dart Turboprops & Rotol propellers from a Vickers Viscount,
  Twin Falls, ID, 1970.
- Crashed while fire bombing, Dubois, Yellowstone Park, WY, August 18, 1970.


Prior to being fitted with the Dart Turboprops.

Source(s):
www.joebaugher.com
Thompson, Scott A. - Final Cut: The Post-War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors (4th Edition)
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Photo Source(s):
Unknown.
Mike Walsh.

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