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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 22/3/45; Patterson 14/5/45; 53 RCN Sq McChord 10/1/46; 53 RCN Sq Buckley 11/3/46; 503 BU Grave Pt 31/3/46; 53 RCN Sq McChord 11/4/46; 62 BU McChord 30/5/46; 53 RCN Morrison 29/8/46; re-ass 31/3/47; 53 RV Morrison 2/6/47; 67 BU Robins 9/11/47; 4117 BU Robins 16/2/48; 535 BU Ft Peperel 9/7/48; 1225 AB Ft Peperel 1/10/48; AMC Olmstead 14/1/49; 1225 AB Ft Peperel 23/8/49; AMC Hill 6/6/50; 3700 IND Lackland 11/9/50; Recl Comp 26/9/50. Was on display as PRINCESS PAT of 381BG Ridgewell, Ex. UK, but still at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, as 457BG, Glatton, Northamptonshire., UK., as static HEAVEN’S ABOVE.



  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...


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Date Contributor Update
25 March 2019 00:04:22 phil marchese Changes to markings

Baugher, USAAF Serial numbers

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:58 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log