Monday, February 27, 2017

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Boeing B-17G (c/n 8649 / 44-85740) N5017N "Aluminum Overcast"

Arrives at Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) following a flight from Lake Havasu City Airport (HII/KHII) on February 27, 2017 for a weeks long visit.

She was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps on May 18, 1945 to late to see any action in the last months of  World War II (WWII). She wears the markings and colors of the 389th Bomb Group - 601st Squadron. Here registration commemorates B-17G 42-102515 which was shot down over Le Manior, France on August 13, 1944 during her 34th combat mission.

(Photos by Michael Carter)

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