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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83868

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Serial #: 44-83868
Construction #:
  32509 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  N5237V
  N6466D
  N5237V
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  PB-1W Flying Fortress
Name: None
Status: Static Display
Last info: 2011

History:
Delivered as PB-1W to USN as BuNo 77233
- BOC: July 17, 1945.
- SOC: July 10, 1956
American Compressed Steel Corp, Dallas, TX, December 1957-1960.
- Registration N6466D reserved but not taken uo, December 1957.
- Registered as N5237V.
- Stored unconverted, marked as USN XD-2, Dallas-Love Airport, 1958-1960.
Ashland Corp, Tucson, AZ, February 29, 1960.
Marson Equipment & Salvage Co, Tucson, AZ, July 7, 1960-1961.
Aero Union Corp, Anderson, CA, September 27, 1961.
Calvin J. Butler/Butler Farm Air/Butler Aircraft Corp, Richmond, OR, December 1961-1971.
- Flown as tanker #E15 (later #F15, then #65).
TBM Inc, Sequoia, CA, 1979-1983.
- Flown as tanker #65.
RAF Museum, Hendon, December 9, 1983-2011.
- Converted back to military configuration as 483868 at Sequoia, CA.
- Delivered to RAF Bize Norton.

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):
Mike Walsh.
Unknown.
Rob Leigh.

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