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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-85812

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-85812 WRG# 0021163

Serial #: 44-85812
Construction #: 8721
Civil Registration:
  N4710C
Model(s):
  B-17G-110-VE Flying Fortress
  PB-1G
Name: None
Status: Destroyed
Last info: 1976

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-85812.
- BOC: June 26, 1945.
- SOC: 1946.
Transferred to USCG as Bu 77246
- BOC: August 12, 1946
- SOC: February 14, 1958
Delta Leasing Corp, Charlotte, NC, May 16, 1958-1959
- Registered as N4710C
Leroy Brown, Miami, FL, January 23, 1959
- Civil conversion, July 1959.
-- Fitted with cargo floor.
M. E. Brown Inc., Bowling Green, FL, January 12, 1960-1961
Challenger Leasing Corp, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 4, 1961-1963
Dothan Aviation Corp., Dothan, AL, April 16, 1963-1976
- Flown as sprayer.
- Forced landing due to engine fire while dusting fire-ants, destroyed by fire, near Rochelle, GA, August 21, 1976

Source(s):
www.joebaugher.com
Thompson, Scott A. - Final Cut: The Post-War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors (4th Edition)
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Photo Source(s):
Robert A. Burgess Collection, Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum

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