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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-85840

B-17 Flying Fortress

Serial #: 44-85840
Construction #: 8749 (-VE)
Civil Registration:
  CP-620
  N620L
  Model(s):
  B-17G-110-VE Flying Fortress
Name: None
Status: Destroyed
Last info: 1973

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-85840, 19??.
- BOC: ????.
- SOC: 1950?.
Delivered to Government of Bolivia, June 22, 1956
- Delivered from Davis Monthan AFB stocks.
- Civil conversion by Hamilton Aircraft, Tucson, AZ.
Lloyd Aero Boliviano, La Paz, November 1956-1968.
- Registered as CP-620.
Aircraft Specialties Inc., Mesa, AZ, December 1968-1973.
- Registered as N620L.
- Flown to Hawaii for use in movie Tora! Tora! Tora! , January 1969
-- Damaged while landing furing filming, March 1969
- Convertered to fire tanker, Mesa, AZ.
- Flown as tanker #C54 (later #54).
- Crashed & destroyed while firebombing, near Eureka, NV, July 12, 1973.

Source(s):
www.joebaugher.com
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
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