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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83857

B-17 Flying Fortress
BuNo. 77226 in route to Japan/Korea, February 1953.

Serial #: 44-83857
Construction #: 32498 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  N7228C
Model(s):
  B-17G-95-DL Flying Fortress
  PB-1W
Name: None
Status: Scrapped
Last info: 1967

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-83857.
- BOC: July 3, 1945.
Transferred to USN as PB-1W as Bu. 77226.
- BOC: July 14, 1945.
- SOC: July 10, 1956. (Airframe time: 3,026 hours)
- Transferred to NAMU, Johnsonville, PA.
- Stored until modified into PB-1W.
- Assigned to VX-4, NAS Quanset Point, RI, December 1947.
- Assigned to the Project Cadillac II at NAS Squantum, MA, June 1948.
- Transferred to NAS Norfolk3, VA for overhaul, February 1950.
- Transferred to VC-11 at NAS San Diego, CA, December 1950.
- Transferred to VC-11 Miramar Det at NAAS Miramar,CA as ND-8, November 1951.
- Transferred to VW-1 as TE-4, June 18, 1952.
-- Deployed to NAS Atsugi, Japan, February-March, 1953.
-- Served as AEW aircraft during Korean conflict.
- Transferred to NAS Norfolk, VA for overhaul, August 1953.
- Transferred to NAF Litchfield Park, AZ for storage, January 17, 1955.
Aero Service Corp., Philadelphia, PA, October 1, 1957-1962.
- Purchased to $15,010.
- Registered as N7228C.
- Unconverted, used as spare parts source.
Columbia Airmotive, Troutdale, OR, February 20, 1962-1963.
Baker King Inc, Willows, CA, February 18, 1963.
- Flew as tanker #B31.
Aero Enterprises Inc, Fresno, CA, March 3, 1965-1966.
Aero Flite Inc, Cody, WY, March 5, 1966-1967.
- Crashed while firebombing, August 28, 1967.

Source(s):
Joe Baugher's Serial Numbers Page
Aero Vintage Books
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
VW-1 All Hands Alumni Association History
Photo Source(s):
VW-1 All Hands Alumni Association History

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