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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83735

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Serial #: 44-83735
Construction #:
  32376 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  NL68269
  N68629
  F-BDRS
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
Name: Mary Alice
Status: Display
Last info: 2013

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-83735.
Tranocean Air Lines Inc., Oakland, CA, February 17, 1947.
- Registered as NL68269.
- Converted to executive configuration.
Col. Andres Soriano/Philipines Air Lines, January 12, 1949.
- Flew as "San Miguel" (see picture below).
Assembley of God Inc, Springfield, MO, October 4, 1949.
- Flew as Ambassador (See picture above).
Leeward Aeronautical, Fort Wayne, IN, November 7, 1951.
- Registered as N68629.
Institut Geographic National, Creil, August 23, 1952-1975.
- Registered as F-BDRS.
- Withdrawn from service, stripped, 1972.
Don Bullock/Euroworld Ltd., Duxford, UK, May 24, 1975-1978.
Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK, 1978.
American Air Museum, Duxford, UK, circa 1997-2013.
- Restored for static display.
- Displayed as 231983/Mary Alice/Y-G.

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):
Timothy Cox Photography
Unknown.

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