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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-85718

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85718

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85718 B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85718 B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85718 B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85718 B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85718 B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85718
Serial #: 44-85718
Construction #:
  8627 (-VE)
Civil Registration:
  F-BEEC
  ZS-EEC
  G-FORT
  N900RW
Model: B-17G Flying Fortress
Name: Thunderbird
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2011

History:
Delivered to U.S.A.A.F as 44-85718, 19??.
Institut Geographique National, Creil, December 10, 1947
- Registered as F-BEEC, August 3, 1948.
I.G.N/International Aviation Services, Pretoria, February 1965-1966.
- Flew as "Charlotte"
- Registered as ZS-EEC.
Institut Geographique National, Creil, August 1966-1984.
- Reregistered as F-BEEC.
- Withdrawn from use Creil, 1978.
Doug Arnold/Warbirds of GB, Blackbushe, UK, June 8, 1984-1986.
- Registered as G-FORT.
Stephen Grey/Patina Ltd, Duxford, UK, 1986-1987
Robert L. Waltrip/Air SRV Inc., Anderson, TX, June 9, 1987
- Registered as N900RW.
- Delivered to Houston, TX on July 16, 1987.
Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston, TX, November 1987-2011.
- Flown as 238050/BN-U/Thunderbird.

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.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Photo Source(s):
Lee Sloan, Trae Spencer, Linda Carry
Chuck Gardner, Patrick Carry
Timothy Cox.

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