Aircraft Photo of 44-85790 / 4-85790 | Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress | USA - Air Force | #126021
Registration / Serial:44-85790
Alternate Serial:4-85790
Other Marks:654-5335
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (299)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
C/n (msn):8699
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Sky Chief
City / Area:Milwaukie / Art Lacey's [ Off-Airport, gone ]Map
Region / Country:Oregon, United States
Photo Date:1980
Photo Photo Archive
Photo ID: 126021
Photo Comment

In 1947(!) this B-17 was put up as an eye-catcher at Art Lacey's Bomber Gas & Restaurant on SE McLoughlin Boulevard in Milwaukie, OR, on the west side of Route 99E. In this photo the faded name "Sky Chief" can still be seen on the nose, taken from Texaco's gasoline brand of the same name. The forward fuselage and the tail gun turret were removed for restoration in March 1996, but the rest of the aircraft remained on display at the restaurant until also removed in late 2014. The aircraft is now under restoration to flying condition in a hangar at McNary Field, Salem, OR. Photo by: John Margolies / John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive / Library of Congress

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