Built by Boeing at Seattle. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-17E Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-2504. Ferried to Panama.
During April 1942 assigned to the 6th Air Force, 6th Bombardment Group, 25th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.
During service in Panama, this B-17 was modified with a large antenna in the nose section and star with bar markings and spotted camouflage. During July 1944, returned to the United States. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
Other sources incorrectly state this B-17 returned to the United States in 1943.
Alae Supra Canalem page 55 (photo)
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January 9, 2018