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Serial #: 44-83663
Construction #:
  32304 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  N47780
Model(s):
  B-17G-90-DL Flying Fortress
  TB-17G Flying Fortress
Name: Short Bier
Status: Display
Last info: 2012

History:
Delivered to FA Brasileira as B17-5400, May, 1951.
USAF Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, October 1968-1973.
- Arrived from Brazil, October 5, 1968.
- Loaned to Yesterdays Air Force, Chino, CA, June 15, 1973-1986.
-- Registered as N47780.
-- Displayed at Combat Air Museum, Topeka, KS, 1977-1980.
-- Displayed at Yesterdays Air Force, St. Petersburg, FL, July 13, 1980-1986
USAF Museum, Hill AFB, UT, November 1986-2012.
- Arrived dismantled .
- Restored for static display.
- Displayed as 483663/Short Beir.

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.
Federal Aviation Administration, 2005.
Photo Source(s):
D. Jackey.
Fabio Eduardo Fernandes Silva.
Martin Kyburz/Swiss Mustangs.

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