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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-85784

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Serial #: 44-85784
Construction #:
  8693 (-VE)
Civil Registration:
  F-BGSR
  N17TE
  G-BEDF
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  EB-17G Flying Fortress
  ETB-17G Flying Fortress
Name: Sally B
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2006

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-85784.
General Electric Test Flight Center, Schenectady, NY, September 1950-1954
- Leased from USAF.
Institut Geographique National, Creil, October 1954-1975
- Registered as F-BGSR
Ted White & Duane Egli/Euroworld Inc, Biggin Hill/Duxford, UK, March 15, 1975.
- Registered as N17TE.
M.H. Campbell, Duxford, August 5, 1976-1979.
- Registered as G-BEDF.
B-17 Preservation Trust Ltd., Duxford, 1979-2006
- Flown as 124485/DF-A/Sally B/Memphis Belle.

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):
Tony Chambers Photography
Caz Caswell
Gary Brossett.

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