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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83722

B-17 Flying Fortress

Serial #: 44-83722
Construction #: 32363
Civil Registration:
  None
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  B-17H Flying Fortress
  TB-17H Flying Fortress
  SB-17G Flying Fortress
Name: None
Status: Partial
Last info: 2011

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-83722, 19??.
- Used in Atomic tests, Yuca Flats, NV, 1952.
-- Badly damaged.
-- Abandoned at test site, 1952-1965.
Valley Scrap Metal, Phoenix, AZ, 1965
- Hulk.
Aircraft Specialties Inc., Mesa, AZ, 1965-1981
- Trucked from NV - Mesa, AZ, May 1965.
- Stripped for spare parts.
Globe Air, Mesa, AZ, February 1981-1985
- Hulk stored.
- Sold at auction.
Weeks Air Museum, Tamiami, FL, 1985-1996
- Stored Ocotillo Wells, CA, 1988-2001.
Fantasy of Flight, Polk City FL, 1996-2001.
Tom Reilly Vintage Aircraft, Kissimmee, FL, 2001-2005.
Jerry Shiffer/B-17 Project Inc, Urbana, OH, 2005-2011.
- Parts and remains to be used for restoration of 44-85813/Champaign Lady

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:

Pat Carry

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