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THATM PB-1G 485837

44-85837 was a Boeing PB-1G (B-17G-110-VE Fortress)

Appearances

  • The High and the Mighty

History

Built by Lockheed/Vega as a B-17G-110-VE Flying Fortress,[1] with c/n 8746,[2] the aircraft was modified, and transferred, as PB-1G Bu No. 82855,[N 1] to the US Coast Guard[1] on 14 August 1946. Returned to the US Navy on 1 April 1947 for scrapping,[4] the aircraft was destined to remain intact until at least 1952.

Notes

  1. This BuNo was one of three taken from a cancelled XF2M-1 order.[3]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=44-85837&content=
  2. http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Larkins/6128.htm
  3. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=u5uXAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA547&lpg=PA547&dq=44-85837&source=bl&ots=XMaYhe4Tew&sig=u6Mf2DNvQmkjUmPuoC_L2nGqGF0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dwO4U-iIGa3X7AaN5oGIAw&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=44-85837&f=false
  4. http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/waf/usa/USCG/Coast-Guard-af-PB1G.htm