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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83884

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Serial #: 44-83884
Construction #:
  32525 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  N5230V
  N6471D
  N5230V
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  PB-1W Flying Fortress
Name: Yankee Doodle II
Status: Static Display
Last info: 2013

History:
Built for USAAF as 44-83884.
Delivered to US Navy as Bu. 77244
- BOC: July 25, 1945.
- SOC: July 10, 1956.
American Compressed Steel Corp., Dallas, TX, December 2, 1957-1960
- Registration N6471D reserved but not issued, December 1957.
- Registered as N5230V.
- Stored unconverted, marked as XD-10, Dallas-Love, 1958-1961
Marson Equipment & Salvage Co, Tucson, AZ, October 18, 1960-61.
Aero Union Corp, Chico, CA, September 27, 1961-1979
- Flew as tanker #C19, #E19 & #19.
8th AF Museum, Barksdale AFB, LA, 1980-2013.
- Initially displayed as 338289/Yankee Doodle II.
- Later displayed as 483884/Yankee Doodle II.

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.
Tony Andrews
Unknown.

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