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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-83863

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Serial #: 44-838633
Construction #:
  32504 (-DL)
Civil Registration:
  N5233V
  N6464D
  N5233V
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  PB-1W Flying Fortress
Name: None
Status: Static Display
Last info: 2005

History:
Delivered as PB-1W to USN as 77231
- BOC: July 17, 1945.
- SOC: August 25, 1955.
American Compressed Steel Corp, Dallas, TX, December 1957-1960.
- Registration N6464D reserved but not used.
- Registered as N5233V.
- Open storage, Dallas-Love, 1958-1960.
Marson Equipment & Salvage Co, Tucson, AZ, February 26, 1960-1961.
Aero Union Corp, Anderson, CA, September 27, 1961-1962.
Rogue Flying Services, Medford, OR, January 3, 1962-1963.
- Converted to fire tanker, July 1962.
- Flown as tanker #F71.
Aero Ag Inc, Medford, OR, April 1, 1963-1969.
- Flown as tanker #F71.
Idaho Aircraft Corp, Boise, ID, 1971.
Aero Union Corp, Chico, CA, June 6, 1971-1975.
- Flown as tanker #D1 (later #18).
Air Force Armament Museum, Eglin AFB, FL, June 19, 1975-2005.
- Displayed intially a 4-83863/Wicked Wanda.
- Displayed later as 46106/X/Gremlin's Hideout.
- Repainted in 96th BG scheme, winter 2004-2005.

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):
Linda Carry.
Mark Sublette.

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