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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83872

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Serial #: 44-83872
Construction #:
  32513 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  N7227C
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  PB-1W Flying Fortress
Name: Texas Raiders
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2013

History:
Built for USAAF as 44-83872, 19??.
Delivered to USN as Bu 77235.
- BOC: July 16, 1945.
- SOC: August 25, 1955.
- Stored at Litchfield Park NAS, AZ., January 15, 1955-1958.
Aero Service Corp., Philadelphia, PA., October 1, 1957-1967.
- Registered as N7227C.
- Operated by Aeriflex for survey work.
- Withdrawn from service, October 1963.
Conferate Air Force, Mercedes TX, April 13, 1967-2002.
- Later based in Harlingen, TX.
- Flown as 124592/Texas Raiders.
Commemorative Air Force/Gulf Coast Wing, Midland, TX, 2002-2013.
- Flown as 483872/Texas Raiders/VP*X.

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):
None

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