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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (N37036) - AT the Geneseo Airshow on arrivals day, July 12.
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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (N37036)


AT the Geneseo Airshow on arrivals day, July 12.


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a mentor
From the serial number 124486 and nose art, that's the stored Memphis Belle
A mentor, please do not confuse the B-17 in this photo with the original restored ‘Memphis Belle'.

This B-17G 44-83546 was accepted by the Army Air Forces at Long Beach on April 3 1945. She went to Topeka for modifications, stored at Lubbock until June 21, then to Wright Patterson. She was in Europe for some years after the war and then assigned to the SAC in the late 1940’s. Sold at auction in 1959, she became a tanker and then sold to a private collector sometime in the 1970’s. She was selected to become the ‘Memphis Belle’ in the movie and converted to look like a B-17F.
She is based at Geneseo NY and is part of the National Warplane Museum, flying around the country on the air show circuit.

The original and restored ‘Memphis Belle’ is a B-17F, 41-24485 and is in the NMUSAF in Dayton OH and has not flown in many years. She is restored to look as original as possible, but not to flying status
She was accepted by the Army Air Forces on July 15 1942 at Seattle. She was assigned to a crew of the 324th Bomb Squadron led by pilot Lt. Robert Morgan. In Bangor Maine is where Lt. Morgan picked the name ‘Memphis Belle’ in preparation for the ferry flight across the Atlantic.
a mentor
sorry, I had read of the restoration and thought it was to flying status -- truly sorry for this misqueue.
a-mentor, as they say, "no worries mate".
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