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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83575

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Serial #: 44-83575
Construction #:
  32216 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  N93012
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  TB-17H Flying Fortress
  SB-17G Flying Fortress
Name: Nine-O-Nine
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2012

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-83575, 19??
- Used in atomic tests, Yucca Flats, NV, 1952.
- Abandoned at test site, 1952-1965.
Valley Scrap Metal, Phoenix, AZ, April 1965.
Abe Sellards/Aircraft Specialties Inc, Mesa, AZ, May 5, 1965-1981
- Registered as N93012.
- Rebuilt test site NV, ferried to Mesa on May 14, 1965.
- Stored at Mesa, stripped for spares, 1969-1977.
- Converted to tanker, Mesa, AZ, 1977.
- Flew at tanker #99 Lady of Yukka.
Globe Air Inc., Mesa, AZ, April 1981-1985.
- Flew as tanker #99.
Bob Collings/Collings Foundation, Stowe, MA, October 1985-2012.
- Delivered from Mesa, AZ to Kissimee, FL January 1, 1987.
-- Restored to military configuration.
- Crashed while landing, Beaver County, PA, January 28, 1987.
- Repaired, Delivered to Kissimee for full restoration, January 1991.
- Flown as 231909/Nine-O-Nine/A-R.
- Undercarraige collapse, Sioux City, IA (repaired), July 10, 1995.

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 - Warbirds Resource Group, 2002
Richard Lockett - Air & Space Museum, 2002.
W. Redmond.
Milo Peltzer.
Jim "Neon" Harley.

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