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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-85728

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85728

Serial #: 44-85728
Construction #: 8637 (-VE)
Civil Registration:
  NX4600
  NL1B
  EP-HIM
  F-BGDE
Model(s):
  B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress
  Model 299AB
Name: None
Status: Scrapped
Last info: 1970

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-85728.
- BOC: May 14, 1945.
- Not assigned, stored, Syracuse, NY, until November 1945.
- transferred to Altus, OK for disposal.
Transcontinental Western Airlines, Kansas City, MO, June 26, 1946.
- Registered as NX4600
- Executive conversion by Boeing (Model 299AB) at Seattle
Trans World Airlines, Kansas City, MO, December 2, 1946-1947.
- Registered as NL1B.
- Flew as fleet #242.
Shah of Persia, Tehran, Iran, April 1947.
- Registered as EP-HIM.
Institute Geographique National, Creil, July 12, 1952-1970.
- Registered as F-BGOE.
- Last flight August 22, 1967.
- Scrapped, Creil, France, circa 1970.

Source(s):
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Thompson, Scott A. - Final Cut: The Post-War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors (4th Edition)
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