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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83542

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Serial #: 44-83542
Construction #:
  32183 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  N9324Z
Model:
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  DB-17G Flying Fortress
  DB-17P Flying Fortress
Name: Piccadilly Princess
Status: Static Display
Last info: 2012

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-83542.
ACME Aircraft Parts, Compton, CA, September 10, 1959.
Western Air Industries, Anderson, CA, November 1960-1962.
- Converted to fire tanker configuration, October 1961.
- Flew as tanker #E16.
Aero Union Corp, Anderson, Later Chico, CA, June 6, 1962-1971.
- Flew as tanker #C18 (later #E18).
- Crashed while firebombing, near Benson, AZ, July 12, 1971.
Desert Air Parts, Tucson, AZ, 1975-1982.
- Wreckage.
New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT, 19??,
- Not Collected.
Weeks Air Museum, Tamiami, FL, 1987-1996.
- Stored disassembled, Borrego Springs, CA, 1987-????.
Fantasy Of Flight Museum, Polk City, FL, 1996-2012.
-- Displayed as Piccadilly Princess.
-- Configured as walk through exhibit/diorama.

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):
Richard Stratton via R.E. Foy via Ron Olsen
Unknown.
Pat Carry.
Scott Rose/Warbirds Resource Group

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