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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83514

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-83514

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Serial #: 44-83514
Construction #:
  32155
Civil Registration:
  N9323Z
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  RB-17G Flying Fortress
  DB-17G Flying Fortress
  DB-17P Flying Fortress
Name: Sentimental Journey
Status: Flying
Last info: 2013

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-83514, 19??.
- Retired to Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. January 27, 1959.
Acme Aircraft Parts, Compton, CA, July 31, 1959-1960.
- Registered as N9323Z.
Western Air Industries, Anderson, CA, November 1960-1962.
- Converted to fire tanker #E17, 1960.
Aero Union Corp, Chico, CA., June 6, 1962-1978
- Flown as #C17 & #17.
- Restored to military configuration as USAAF 483514/Class of 44, 1977.
Confederate Air Force, Midland, TX., January 17, 1978-2002.
- Damaged during landing, Burbank, CA, November 1988.
- Repaired.
Commemerative Air Force/Arizona Wing, Mesa, AZ, 2002-2013.
- Flies as 483514/Sentimental Journey.

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.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner
Ron Olsen/Ron's Archive, 2002
Bradley W. Althouse.

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