Miscellaneous B-17 Information



A total of 12,731 B-17s were made. Of this total, 6,981 were manufactured by Boeing Aircraft, 3,000 by Douglas Aircraft, and 2,750 by Vega Aircraft (now called Lockheed-Martin). Below is a table showing the number that was made for each model:






Model Number
Made
Year
First
Flown
299 (XB-17) 1 1935
Y1B-17 13 1937
Y1B-17A 1 1938
B-17B 39 1939
B-17C 38 1940
B-17D 42 1941
B-17E 512 1941
B-17F 3,405 1942
B-17G 8,680 1943


A total of 47 B-17s still survive intact, and 11 of these are currently flying. In addition to those surviving intact, some survive partially intact and a few planes have been located but still not recovered. There are various B-17 crash sites located throughout the world, but at most of these sites little exists today except for metal scrap, or, as is often the case with underwater sites, the aircraft itself has never actually been located.

Below is a table showing the current disposition of existing B-17s, by model:


Model Currently
Flying
Being
Repaired
On
Static
Display
In
Storage
Being
Restored
Partially
Intact
B-17D         1  
B-17E     1 1 2  
B-17F     2   1 1
B-17G 11   19 3 6 3



The table below shows details for B-17s known to exist today, in serial number order. Aircraft names shown in quotes are not the original names, but names given to the aircraft in later years. Aircraft with serial numbers shown in red are new or have had recent changes made to their information.


Serial
Number
Aircraft
Name
B-17
Model
Status Possessor
of Aircraft
Aircraft
Location
40-3097 The Swoose D Being restored USAF Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB Dayton, OH
41-2446 "Swamp Ghost" E Being restored Pacific Aviation Museum Ford Island, HI
41-2595 Desert Rat E Being restored Mike Kellner Marengo, IL
41-9032 My Gal Sal E On display National World War II Museum New Orleans, LA
41-9101 Big Stoop E Not recovered   Under ice in Greenland
41-9105 Do Do E Not recovered   Under ice in Greenland
41-9210   E In storage (disassembled) Vulcan Warbirds Arlington, WA
41-9234 "Gray Ghost" E Not recovered   On mountainside near Black Cat Pass in Papua, New Guinea
41-24485 Memphis Belle F Being restored USAF Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB Dayton, OH
41-24516 Meltin Pot F Not recovered   Underwater off of Lough Foyle, Ireland
41-24521 Black Jack F Not recovered   Underwater at Papua, New Guinea
42-29782 Boeing Bee F On display (but airworthy) Museum of Flight,
Boeing Field
Seattle, WA
42-30861   F Partially intact Fairbanks, AK(wings, tail)
Blue Ash Airport (fuselage)
Fairbanks, AK
Cincinnati, OH
42-3374 Homesick Angel F On display Offutt AFB Omaha, NE
42-31044 Baron G Not recovered   Underwater near Calvi Citadel, Corsica, France
42-32076 Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby G On display (but airworthy) USAF Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB Dayton, OH
42-38008 Clay Pidgeon G Not recovered   Underwater off Swedish east coast near Oskarshamn
42-97854   G Not recovered   Underwater at Graah Fjord, Greenland
43-38635 Virgin's Delight G On display Castle Air Museum Atwater, CA
44-6393 Starduster G On display March Air Museum Riverside, CA
44-8543 "Madras Maiden" G Flying Erickson Air Museum Madras, OR
44-8846 Pink Lady G On display Association Forteresse
Toujours Volante
Salis Aerodrome de Cerny, France
44-8889   G In storage Musee de l'Air at Le Bourget Paris, France
44-83316   G Partially intact;
Being incorporated into 44-85813
Champaign Aviation Museum, Grimes Field Urbana, OH
44-83387   G Partially intact Brooks Aviation, Inc. Douglas, GA
44-83512 Heavens Above G On display Lackland AFB San Antonio, TX
44-83514 Sentimental Journey G Flying Commemorative Air Force
Arizona Wing
Mesa, AZ
44-83525 Suzy Q G In storage (disassembled) Fantasy of Flight Museum Polk City, FL
44-83542 Piccadilly Princess G On display Fantasy of Flight Museum Polk City, FL
44-83546 "Memphis Belle" replica (used in 1990 movie) G Flying National Warplane Museum Geneseo, NY
44-83559 King Bee G On display Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum Ashland, NE
44-83563 Fuddy Duddy G Flying Lyon Air Museum/
John Wayne Airport
Santa Ana, CA
44-83575 Nine-O-Nine G Flying Collings Foundation Stow, MA
44-83624 Sleepy Time Gal G On display Air Mobility Command Museum Dover AFB, DE
44-83663 Short Bier G On display Hill AFB Museum Ogden, UT
44-83684 Piccadilly Lilly II G Being restored Planes of Fame Chino, CA
44-83690 Miss Liberty Belle G Being restored Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, GA
44-83718   G In storage Museu Aeroespacial Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
44-83722   G Partially intact;
Being incorporated into 44-85813
Champaign Aviation Museum, Grimes Field Urbana, OH
44-83735 Mary Alice G On display American Air Museum Duxford, England
44-83785 Shady Lady G Being restored to flying status
Flying
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Collings Foundation
McMinnville, OR
Stow, MA
44-83790 "Dyke Lake B-17" G Being restored to flying status Brooks Aviation, Inc. Douglas, GA
44-83814 "City of Savannah" G On display while being
restored
National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Savannah, GA
44-83863 Gremlin's Hideout G On display Air Force Armament Museum, Eglin AFB Valparaiso, FL
44-83868   G On display RAF Museum/London Hendon, England
44-83872 Texas Raiders G Flying Commemorative Air Force Gulf Coast Wing Lone Star Executive Airport
Conroe, TX
44-83884 Yankee Doodle II G On display Barksdale Global Power Museum, Barksdale AFB Bossier City, LA
44-85583   G On display Base Aerea do Recife Recife, Brazil
44-85599 Reluctant Dragon G On display Dyess Linear Air Park, Dyess AFB Abilene, TX
44-85718 Thunderbird G Flying Lone Star Flight Museum Galveston, TX
Houston, TX
44-85734 Liberty Belle G Plane landed after in-flight fire and was then badly damaged by the fire; on 06/13/2011 at Oswego, IL.
Being restored to flying status
Liberty Foundation Tulsa, OK
44-85738 Preston's Pride G On display AMVETS Tulare, CA
44-85740 Aluminum Overcast G Flying Experimental Aircraft Association Oshkosh, WI
44-85778 Miss Angela G On display (but airworthy) Palm Springs Air Museum Palm Springs, CA
44-85784 Sally B G Flying B-17 Preservation Trust Duxford, England
44-85790 "Lacey Lady" G Being restored to flying status B-17 Alliance Group,
McNary Field
Salem, OR
44-85813 "Champaign Lady" G Being restored, using parts from 44-83316 and 44-83722 Champaign Aviation Museum, Grimes Field Urbana, OH
44-85828 I'll Be Around G On display 390th Memorial Museum Tucson, AZ
44-85829 Yankee Lady G Flying Yankee Air Force,
Willow Run Airport
Ypsilanti, MI

Last updated on September 9, 2017


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