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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83790

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-83790

Serial #: 44-83790
Construction #:
  32431 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  None
Model: B-17G Flying Fortress
Name: None
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2005

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-83790, 19??.
- Forced landed, Newfoundland, December 24, 1947
-- Landed on frozen Dyke Lake.
--- Sank when lake thawed.
Located almost intact (5429N/6612W), mid-1970.
Tom Wilson & Don Brooks, Atlanta, GA, 1998-2000.
- Relocated, July 1998.
- Negotiating for salvage rights.
Don Brook, Douglas, GA, 200?-2005.
- Recovered from lake.
- Undergoing restoration to airworthy.

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-83790

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 Giese - Marengo Metal Works.

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