Aircraft Photo of 44-6393 / 44-6393 | Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P) | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #44466
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:44-6393
Alternate Serial:44-6393
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (299)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
C/n (msn):22616
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Riverside - March ARBMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KRIV   IATA: RIV   Local: RIV   Other: -
Collection:March Field Air Museum
 
Photo Date:25 July 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 44466
Photo Comment

Recently returned by museum volunteers to her 1944 'Starduster' scheme when she served in the Mediterranean theatre as the command transport for Gen. Ira Eaker. For a B-17 'Starduster' had a long post-WWII service life with thw USAF before being SOC and placed into storage. She was rescued from the desert by the Bolivian Govt., for which she served a further 25 years before returning to the US for display at the March Field Air Museum.

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