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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83785

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Serial #: 44-83785
Construction #:
  32426 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  N809Z
  N207EV
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  CB-17G Flying Fortress
  VB-17G Flying Fortress
Name: Shady Lady
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2011

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-83785.
Atlantic General Enterprises, Washington, DC, September 1, 1960-1962.
- Registered as N809Z.
- ID changed from 44-85531 to 44-83785, May, 1961.
Intermountain Aviation Inc, Phoenix, AZ, October 4, 1962-1975.
- Used in CIA Operations, "Skyhook" fitted in nose.
- Converted to Firetanker, Marana, AZ, July 1969.
- Flown as tanker #22, #C71, and #B71.
Evergreen Helicopters, Marana, AZ, March 1, 1975-1992.
- Flew as tanker #71 (later #22).
- Registered as N207EV, March 6, 1979.
Evergreen Equity/747 Inc, McMinnville, OR, July 19, 1985-1992.
- Restored to military configuration, Marana, AZ, 1989-1990.
- Flown as USAF 483785/K/Shady Lady.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OR, 2002-2011.
- Static Display though technically airworthy.

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):
Ron Olsen
Nigel Rolling
Linda Carry.
Ernie Viskupic
Brian Lockett - Air & Space Museum, 2002.

Research Assistance:

Pat Carry

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