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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83525

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-83525

Serial #: 44-83525
Construction #: 32166-DL
Civil Registration:
  N83525
  N4250
  N83525
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  DB-17G Flying Fortress
Name: Suzy Q
Status: Stored
Last info: 2013

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-83525, 19??.
- Retired to Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ, April 1959-1967.
- Last B-17 held at Davis-Monthan.
- Displayed from 1964-1967.
Tallmantz Aviation, Orange County, CA, January 12, 1968.
- Registered as N83525.
- Flew in movie "1000 Plane Raid", Santa Maria, CA, January 1968.
-- Flew as 25053/KY-L/Balls Of Fire.
- Registration N4250 reserved but not taken up.
Tallmantz/International Flight & Space Museum, Orange County, CA, 1968-1972.
I.N. Burchinall Jr., Paris, TX, October 1972-1983.
- Flew in movie "MacArthur" as KY-L/Suzy Q.
- Displayed in museums in Kissimee, FL & Eloy, AZ.
Weeks Air Museum, Tamiami, FL, April 11, 1983-2002.
- Delivered to Tamiami, FL, June 6, 1987 from storage in Paris, TX.
- Displayed as KY-L/Suzy Q.
- Picked up and damaged by Hurricane Andrew.
- Was undergoing restoration at Tom Reilly Aviation.
Fantasy of Flight, Polk City, FL, ????-2013.
- Stored.

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-83525

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):
Bill Scheuerman

Research Assistance:

Pat Carry.

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