(Register or Login)
  3 Votes (4.33 Average) and 168 Views  

/images/icons/csMagGlass.png medium / large / full

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (N9323Z)


23 Mar 2019
Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona


Please log in or register to post a comment.

Greg ByingtonPhoto Uploader
More info from Joe Baugher:

44-83514, Douglas/Long Beach B-17G-85-DL Fortress, Taken on strength with the Army Air Force on 13 March 1945 and assigned to the Pacific Theater of Operations. At the end of the war it was placed in storage in Japan. In ca.September 1947 the plane was transferred to Clark Field in the Philippines and converted to RB-17G for photo-mapping. In 1950 it was transferred to Eglin Field, FL, and converted to DB-17G for Air Sea Rescue operations. In March 1951 the plane was reassigned to the 3215th Drone Squadron at Patrick AFB, FL, and converted to DB-17P drone director — a mother ship controlling B-17 drones. (The drones were used to collect radioactive cloud samples and to measure blast and thermal effects of nuclear bomb tests.) It was finally retired to Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ in January 1959. In July 1959 Acme Aircraft Parts of Compton, CA purchased the plane and resistered as N9323Z and in November 1960 it was sold to Western Air Industries of Anderson, CA, who converted to a fire tanker; for the next 16+ years it fought forest fires (a new owner in June 1962 was Aero Union Corp. of Redding, CA). In 1977 it was converted back to military configuration, and was acquired by the Confederate Air Force (later renamed Commemorative Air Force) in January 1978. From 1981 to 1985, with the help of Boeing, it was brought back to full WWII factory military standards and flying as N9323Z.
Want a full history search for N9323Z dating back to 1998? Buy now. Get it within one hour.
Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
10-Jul-2020 UnknownNear Rock Springs, WYNear Rock Springs, WY First seen 09:32AM MDT 09:52AM MDT 0:19
06-Jul-2020 UnknownNear St George, UTSweetwater Co () First seen 07:24AM MDT 10:03AM MDT 2:39
05-Jul-2020 UnknownSt George Rgnl ()St George Rgnl () 11:02AM MDT 11:30AM MDT 0:27
05-Jul-2020 UnknownSt George Rgnl ()St George Rgnl () 10:05AM MDT 10:32AM MDT 0:27
05-Jul-2020 UnknownSt George Rgnl ()St George Rgnl () 09:05AM MDT 09:32AM MDT 0:26
05-Jul-2020 UnknownSt George Rgnl ()St George Rgnl () 08:11AM MDT 08:37AM MDT 0:26
05-Jul-2020 UnknownSt George Rgnl ()St George Rgnl () 07:20AM MDT 07:46AM MDT 0:26
04-Jul-2020 UnknownSt George Rgnl ()St George Rgnl () 09:16AM MDT 09:59AM MDT 0:43
04-Jul-2020 UnknownSt George Rgnl ()St George Rgnl () 08:20AM MDT 08:46AM MDT 0:25
03-Jul-2020 UnknownSt George Rgnl ()St George Rgnl () 12:15PM MDT 12:39PM MDT 0:23
03-Jul-2020 UnknownSt George Rgnl ()St George Rgnl () 11:10AM MDT 11:29AM MDT 0:19
03-Jul-2020 UnknownNear St George, UTSt George Rgnl () First seen 10:00AM MDT 10:24AM MDT 0:24
02-Jul-2020 UnknownFalcon Fld ()St George Rgnl () 07:27AM MST 10:08AM MDT 1:40
Basic users (becoming a basic user is free and easy!) view 3 months history. Join


Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!
This website uses cookies. By using and further navigating this website, you accept this.
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from FlightAware.com. We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.