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B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85740

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Serial #: 44-85740
Construction #: 8649 (-VE)
Civil Registration:
  NL5017N
  N5017N
  Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
Name: Aluminum Overcast
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2017

History:
Metal Products Inc, Amarillo, TX, June 17, 1947
- Acquired as scrap.
Universal Aviation Inc, Tulsa OK, July 10, 1947
- Registered as NL5017N.
Charles T. Winters, Miami, FL August 2, 1947
Vero Beach Export & Imp. Co. Vero Beach, FL, August 16, 1947-1949
Aero Services Corp, Philadelphia, PA, June 27, 1949-1962
- Registered as N5017N
Chris D. Stolzfus & Assoc., Coatesville, PA, August 10, 1962-1966
Dothan Aviation Corp, Dothan, AL, December 1966-1978
- Flown as sprayer.
William E. Harrison, Tulsa, OK, February 20, 1978-1979
EAA Aviation Foundation, Oshkosh, WI, August 1980-2017.
- Flown a 85740/Aluminum Overcast.
- Damaged during gear collpase on landing, repaired.

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85740

Source(s):
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Federal Aviation Administration, 2011.
Joe Baugher's Serial Numbers Page
Thompson, Scott A. - Final Cut: The Post-War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors (4th Edition)
Photo Source(s):
Brian Lockett - Goleta Air & Space Museum
Roger Cain Photography
Linda Carry.
Ruchard Huston via Pat Carry.

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