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B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/44-8846

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Serial #: 44-8846
Construction #:
  8246 (-VE)
Civil Registration:
  F-BGSP
  ZS-DXM
  F-AZDX
Model(s):
  B-17G Flying Fortress
  RB-17G Flying Fortress
Name: Pink Lady
Status: Stored
Last info: 2011

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-8846.
Allocated to 351st BG Polebrook, 19??
Transferred to 305th BG Chelveston, 19??
Institut Geographic National, Creil, December 8, 1954-1985
- Registered as F-BGSP.
- South African survey operations, 1965
-- Registration ZS-DXM reserved but not allocated.
IGN/Association GMF/Amicale Jean Salis, May 1985.
- Registered as F-AZDX.
IGN/Forteresse Toujours Volante Association, Paris-Orly, 1988-2002
- Flew as 48846/W/Lucky Lady.
- Flew in movie Memphis Belle as 25703*DF-S/Mother & Country, June 1989.
- Currently flown in camoflage as 22960/Pink Lady.

B-17 Flying Fortress 44-8846 WRG #: 0021300
44-8846 as Mother & Country during the filming of Memphis Belle, 1989.

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):
William Brondel.
Gordon Warren

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