Built by Douglas at Long Beach under contract for Boeing. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.
Converted to a CB-17G for use as a VIP transport, with seats added and the waist positions closed by windows. During 1945, this aircraft operated as a transport in the Philippines. Ultimate fate unknown.
Steve Birdsall adds:
"I believe this is one of the B-17s where the IARC has gone missing. It was involved in a taxi accident at Hickam Field on December 12, 1947 and reportedly written off as DBR. Another source indicates that it ended up as a drone in the Bomarc program."
Steve Birdsall for additional information
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January 31, 2018