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Main article: B-17 Flying Fortress.

USAAC / USAAF

Designation Serial Numbers C/n’s
Boeing 299 Prototype
Y1B-17-BO 36-149 / 36-161 1973 / 1985
Y1B-17A-BO 37-369 / 37-369 1987
B-17B-BO 38-211 / 38-223 2004 / 2016
B-17B-BO 38-258 / 38-270 2017 / 2029
B-17B-BO 38-583 / 38-584 2030 / 2031
B-17B-BO 38-610 / 38-610 2032
B-17B-BO 39-1 / 39-10 2033 / 2042
B-17B-BO 39-11 Cancelled
B-17C-BO 40-2042 / 40-2079 2043 / 2080
B-17D-BO 40-3059 / 40-3100 2087 / 2128
B-17E-BO 41-2393 / 41-2669 2204 / 2480
B-17E-BO 41-9011 / 41-9245 2483 / 2717
B-17F-1BO 41-24340 / 41-24389 3025 / 3074
B-17F-5BO 41-24390 / 41-24439 3075 / 3124
B-17F-10BO 41-24440 / 41-24489 3125 / 3174
B-17F-15BO 41-24490 / 41-24503 3175 / 3188
B-17F-20BO 41-24504 / 41-24539 3189 / 3224
B-17F-25BO 41-24540 / 41-24584 3225 / 3269
B-17F-27BO 41-24585 / 41-24639 3270 / 3324
B-17F-30BO 42-5050 / 42-5078 3589 / 3617
B-17F-35BO 42-5079 / 42-5149 3618 / 3688
B-17F-40BO 42-5150 / 42-5249 3689 / 3788
B-17F-45BO 42-5250 / 42-5349 3789 / 3888
B-17F-50BO 42-5350 / 42-5484 3889 / 4023
B-17F-55BO 42-29467 / 42-29531 4581 / 4645
B-17F-60BO 42-29532 / 42-29631 4646 / 4745
B-17F-65BO 42-29632 / 42-29731 4746 / 4845
B-17F-70BO 42-29732 / 42-29831 4846 / 4945
B-17F-75BO 42-29832 / 42-29931 4946 / 5045
B-17F-80BO 42-29932 / 42-30031 5046 / 5145
B-17F-85BO 42-30032 / 42-30131 5146 / 5245
B-17F-90BO 42-30132 / 42-30231 5246 / 5345
B-17F-95BO 42-30232 / 42-30331 5346 / 5445
B-17F-100BO 42-30332 / 42-30431 5446 / 5545
B-17F-105BO 42-30432 / 42-30531 5446 / 5645
B-17F-110BO 42-30532 / 42-30616 5646 / 5730
B-17F-115BO 42-30617 / 42-30731 5731 / 5845
B-17F-120BO 42-30732 / 42-30831 5846 / 5945
B-17F-125BO 42-30832 / 42-30931 5946 / 6045
B-17F-130BO 42-30932 / 42-31031 6046 / 6145
B-17G-1BO 42-31032 / 42-31131 6146 / 6245
B-17G-5BO 42-31132 / 42-31231 6246 / 6345
B-17G-10BO 42-31232 / 42-31331 6346 / 6445
B-17G-15BO 42-31332 / 42-31431 6446 / 6545
B-17G-20BO 42-31432 / 42-31631 6546 / 6745
B-17G-25BO 42-31632 / 42-31731 6746 / 6845
B-17G-30BO 42-31732 / 42-31931 6846 / 7045
B-17G-35BO 42-31932 / 42-32116 7046 / 7230
B-17G-40BO 42-97058 / 42-97172 7531 / 7645
B-17G-45BO 42-97173 / 42-97407 7646 / 7880
B-17G-50BO 42-102379 / 42-102543 7881 / 8045
B-17G-55BO 42-102544 / 42-102743 8046 / 8245
B-17G-60BO 42-102744 / 42-102978 8246 / 8480
B-17G-65BO 43-37509 / 43-37673 8487 / 8651
B-17G-70BO 43-37674 / 43-37873 8652 / 8851
B-17G-75BO 43-37874 / 43-38073 8852 / 9051
B-17G-80BO 43-38074 / 43-38273 9052 / 9251
B-17G-85BO 43-38274 / 43-38473 9252 / 9451
B-17G-90BO 43-38474 / 43-38673 9452 / 9651
B-17G-95BO 43-38674 / 43-38873 9652 / 9851
B-17G-100BO 43-38874 / 43-39073 9852 / 10051
B-17G-105BO 43-39074 / 43-39273 10052 / 10251
B-17G-110BO 43-39274 / 43-39508 10252 / 10486
B-17F-1DL 42-2964 / 42-2966 7900 / 7902
B-17F-5DL 42-2967 / 42-2978 7903 / 7914
B-17F-10DL 42-2979 / 42-3003 7915 / 7939
B-17F-15DL 42-3004 / 42-3038 7940 / 7974
B-17F-20DL 42-3039 / 42-3073 7975 / 8009
B-17F-25DL 42-3074 / 42-3148 8010 / 8084
B-17F-30DL 42-3149 / 42-3188 8085 / 8124
B-17F-35DL 42-3189 / 42-3228 8125 / 8164
B-17F-40DL 42-3229 / 42-3283 8165 / 8219
B-17F-45DL 42-3284 / 42-3338 8220 / 8274
B-17F-50DL 42-3339 / 42-3393 8275 / 8329
B-17F-55DL 42-3394 / 42-3422 8330 / 8358
B-17F-60DL 42-3423 / 42-3448 8359 / 8384
B-17F-65DL 42-3449 / 42-3482 8385 / 8418
B-17F-70DL 42-3483 / 42-3503 8419 / 8439
B-17F-75DL 42-3504 / 42-3562 8440 / 8498
B-17G-5DL 42-3563 / 42-3563 8499
B-17F-80DL 42-37714 / 42-37715 8500 / 8501
B-17G-10DL 42-37716 / 42-37716 8502
B-17F-85DL 42-37717 / 42-37720 8503 / 8506
B-17G-10DL 42-37721 / 42-37803 8507 / 8589
B-17G-15DL 42-37804 / 42-37893 8590 / 8679
B-17G-20DL 42-37894 / 42-37988 8680 / 8774
B-17G-25DL 42-37989 / 42-38083 8775 / 8869
B-17G-30DL 42-38084 / 42-38213 8870 / 8999
B-17G-35DL 42-106984 / 42-107233 21899 / 22148
B-17G-40DL 44-6001 / 44-6125 22224 / 22348
B-17G-45DL 44-6126 / 44-6250 22349 / 22473
B-17G-50DL 44-6251 / 44-6500 22474 / 22723
B-17G-55DL 44-6501 / 44-6625 22724 / 22848
B-17G-60DL 44-6626 / 44-6750 22849 / 22973
B-17G-65DL 44-6751 / 44-6875 22974 / 23098
B-17G-70DL 44-6876 / 44-7000 23099 / 23223
B-17G-75DL 44-83236 / 44-83360 31877 / 32001
B-17G-80DL 44-83361 / 44-83485 32002 / 32126
B-17G-85DL 44-83486 / 44-83585 32127 / 32226
B-17G-90DL 44-83586 / 44-83685 32227 / 32326
B-17G-95DL 44-83686 / 44-83863 32327 / 32504
B-17G-95DL 44-83864 / 44-83885 32505 / 32526
B-17G-100DL 45-7701 / 45-8300 Cancelled
B-17F-1VE 42-5705 / 42-5709 6001 / 6005
B-17F-5VE 42-5710 / 42-5724 6006 / 6020
B-17F-10VE 42-5725 / 42-5744 6021 / 6040
B-17F-15VE 42-5745 / 42-5764 6041 / 6060
B-17F-20VE 42-5765 / 42-5804 6061 / 6100
B-17F-25VE 42-5805 / 42-5854 6101 / 6150
B-17F-30VE 42-5855 / 42-5904 6151 / 6200
B-17F-35VE 42-5905 / 42-5954 6201 / 6250
B-17F-40VE 42-5955 / 42-6029 6250 / 6325
B-17F-45VE 42-6030 / 42-6104 6326 / 6400
B-17F-50VE 42-6105 / 42-6204 6401 / 6500
B-17G-1VE 42-39758 / 42-39857 6501 / 6600
B-17G-5VE 42-39858 / 42-39957 6601 / 6700
B-17G-10VE 42-39958 / 42-40057 6701 / 6800
B-17G-15VE 42-97436 / 42-97535 6801 / 6900
B-17G-20VE 42-97536 / 42-97635 6901 / 7000
B-17G-25VE 42-97636 / 42-97735 7001 / 7100
B-17G-30VE 42-97736 / 42-97835 7101 / 7200
B-17G-35VE 42-97836 / 42-97935 7201 / 7300
B-17G-40VE 42-97936 / 42-98035 7301 / 7400
B-17G-45VE 44-8001 / 44-8100 7401 / 7500
B-17G-50VE 44-8101 / 44-8200 7501 / 7600
B-17G-55VE 44-8201 / 44-8300 7601 / 7700
B-17G-60VE 44-8301 / 44-8400 7701 / 7800
B-17G-65VE 44-8401 / 44-8500 7801 / 7900
B-17G-70VE 44-8501 / 44-8600 7901 / 8000
B-17G-75VE 44-8601 / 44-8700 8001 / 8100
B-17G-80VE 44-8701 / 44-8800 8101 / 8200
B-17G-85VE 44-8801 / 44-8900 8201 / 8300
B-17G-90VE 44-8901 / 44-9000 8301 / 8400
B-17G-95VE 44-85492 / 44-85591 8401 / 8500
B-17G-100VE 44-85592 / 44-85691 8501 / 8600
B-17G-105VE 44-85692 / 44-85791 8601 / 8700
B-17G-110VE 44-85792 / 44-85841 8701 / 8750
B-17G-115VE 44-85842 / 44-85941 8751 / 8850 cancelled

USAAF Conversions

B-17F 41-24341 converted to XB-40

YB-40-VE 42-5???

Designation Aircraft number information
XB-38VE B-17E-BO 41-2401 Allison V-1710 engines
Pratt & Whitney Corporation JB-17G-105VE 44-85734 Turboprop test aircraft
Curtiss Wright Corporation JB-17G-110VE 44-85813 Turboprop test aircraft
XB-40 B-17F-1BO 41-24341 Escort Destroyer – Chin turret, extra turret over radio room,
double waist guns, extra ammunition, additional armor plating
YB-40 (13 conversions) B-17F-10VE 42-5732 / 42-5744 Escort Destroyer
YB-40 (2 conversions) B-17F-25VE 42-5833 / 42-5834 Escort Destroyer
YB-40 (2 conversions) B-17F-30VE 42-5871 / 42-5872 Escort Destroyer
YB-40 (8 Conversions) B-17F-35VE 42-5920 / 42-5927 Escort Destroyer
XC-108 B-17E-BO 41-2593 Bataan – special transport for General MacArthur “Bataan”
XC-108A B-17E-BO 41-2595 Experimental Cargo Transport
YC-108 B-17F-45VE 42-6036 Experimental Cargo Transport
XC-108B B-17F-90BO 42-30190 Fuel Tanker Transport
XF-9 B-17F-50BO 42-5353 Photo Recon
F-9 B-17F-65BO 42-29676 Photo Recon
F-9 B-17F-65BO 42-29719 Photo Recon
F-9 B-17F-70BO 42-29753 Photo Recon
F-9 B-17F-70BO 42-29783 Photo Recon
F-9 B-17F-70BO 42-29801 Photo Recon
F-9 B-17F-70BO 42-29805 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-75BO 42-29873 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-75BO 42-29899 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-75BO 42-29902 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-75BO 42-29904 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-75BO 42-29911 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-75BO 42-29913 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-75BO 42-29917 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-75BO 42-29922 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-85BO 42-30083 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-90BO 42-30220 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-95BO 42-30232 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-95BO 42-30252 / 42-30253 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-95BO 42-30256 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-95BO 42-30268 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-95BO 42-30299 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-105BO 42-30469 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-105BO 42-30486 Photo Recon
F-9C / RB-17G B-17G-70BO 43-37689 / 43-37711 Photo Recon
F-9C / RB-17G B-17G-90BO 43-38649 Photo Recon
F-9C / RB-17G B-17G-90BO 43-38651 Photo Recon
F-9C / RB-17G B-17G-90BO 43-38653 Photo Recon
F-9 B-17F-10DL 42-2984 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-45DL 42-3324 Photo Recon
F-9C / RB-17G B-17G-20DL 42-37914 Photo Recon
F-9C / RB-17G B-17G-30DL 42-38155 Photo Recon
F-9C / RB-17G B-17G-30DL 42-38162 Photo Recon
F-9C / RB-17G B-17G-30DL 42-38168 Photo Recon
F-9C / RB-17G B-17G-90DL 44-83626 Photo Recon
F-9 B-17F-15VE 42-5753 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-50VE 42-6129 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-50VE 42-6134 / 42-6135 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-50VE 42-6138 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-50VE 42-6140 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-50VE 42-6159 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-50VE 42-6164 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-50VE 42-6183 / 42-6187 Photo Recon
F-9B B-17F-50VE 42-6200 / 6201 Photo Recon
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-70BO 43-37652 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-100BO 43-38882 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-105BO 43-39266 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-110BO 43-39457 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-110BO 43-39473 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-110BO 43-39502 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-80DL 44-83474 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-85DL 44-83511 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-85DL 44-83527 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-85DL 44-83575 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-95DL 44-83700 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-95DL 44-83707 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-95DL 44-83713 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-95DL 44-83802 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-105VE 44-85746 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat
B-17H / SB-17G B-17G-30VE 44-97825 Search & Rescue w/ airborne lifeboat

US Navy

Bu. Number Navy Designation Original Designation Squadron & Tail Code
34106 PB-1 B-17F-35DL 42-3521
34114 PB-1W B-17G-85DL 44-83538 VW-1 / TE-2 / 17
77137 PB-1W B-17G-80DL 44-83463 VW-1 / TE-2
77138 PB-1W B-17G-100VE 44-85679 VW-1 / TE-3
77225 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83855
77226 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83857 VW-1 / TE-4 / 7
77227 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83858 VW-1 / TE-?
77228 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83859 VW-1 / TE-8
77229 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83861
77230 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83862
77231 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83863 VW-1 / TE5
77232 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83864 VW-1 / TE-4 / 15
77233 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83868 VX-4 / XD-2
77234 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83869 VW-1 / TE-7
77235 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83872 VW-1 / TE-6 / 12
77236 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83873
77237 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83874
77238 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83875
77239 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83876
77240 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83877 VW-1 / TE-6
77241 PB-1 B-17G-95DL 44-83878
77242 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83879
77243 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83883
77244 PB-1W B-17G-95DL 44-83884
77245 PB-1G B-17G-110VE 44-85806
77246 PB-1G B-17G-110VE 44-85812
77247 / 77257 PB-1G B-17G-110VE 44-85821 / 44-85831
77258 PB-1W B-17G-100VE 44-85683
unknown PB-1W B-17G-100VE 44-85628
unknown PB-1W B-17G-100VE 44-85656
unknown PB-1W B-17G-100VE 44-85657
unknown PB-1W B-17G-100VE 44-85661
unknown PB-1W B-17G-100VE 44-85681
82855 PB-1G B-17G-110VE 44-85837
82856 PB-1G B-17G-110VE 44-85834
82857 PB-1G B-17G-110VE 44-85838
83992 XPB-1 B-17G-95VE 44-85571
84000 PB-1G B-17G-110VE 44-85832


Brazilian Air Force

Between 1951 and 1968 the Brazilian Air Force operated thirteen B-17G'S, modified for SAR.

These B-17s operated with the FAB's 6 Group de Aviação in Recife. They flew with the model A-1 rescue boats, which were made of wood, and were dropped from the airplanes by the means of a parachutes.

Besides SAR, the B-17s played an important role in the logistic support for the Brazilian troops that operated in the Suez Canal area, under UN Command. These missions began in 1957 until the B-17s were replaced at the flight line in Suez in 1960

Number Original Designation Squadron
FAB-5400 B-17G-90DL 44-83663 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5401 B-17G-95VE 44-85567 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5402 B-17G-95VE 44-85583 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5403 B-17G-100VE 44-85602 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5404 B-17G-110VE 43-85836 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5405 B-17G-105BO 43-39246 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5406 B-17G-110BO 44-39335 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5407 B-17G-85VE 44-8891 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5408 B-17G-95DL 44-83718 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5409 B-17G-95DL 44-83764 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5410 B-17G-80DL 44-83378 6 Group de Aviação
FAB-5411 B-17G-95VE 44-85494 6 Group de Aviação

Royal Canadian Air Force

In late 1943, Canada purchased 6 used B-17’s (3 B-17E & 4 TB-17F’s) from the USAAF for use with 168 (Heavy Transport) squadron based at Rockcliffe, Ontario. These aircraft were to replace the squadron’s eleven Lockheed Lodestars in the long-range transport of mail to Canadian troops based in Europe and Africa. By the time the squadron closed down in 3 March 1946, these B-17’s had accomplished two hundred and forty Atlantic crossings and transported close to four million pounds of mail.

RCAF 9203

RCAF s/n Code Original Designation Squadron
9202 TB-17-30DLF 43-3160 168 (HT) squadron
9203 TB-17F-45VE 42-6101 168 (HT) squadron
9204 TB-17F-50DL 43-3369 168 (HT) squadron
9205 QA B-17E-BO 41-9142 168 (HT) & 9 (T) squadrons
9206 QB B-17E-BO 41-2438 168 (HT) squadron
9207 B-17E-BO 41-2581 168 (HT) squadron)

Israel Air Force



IAF s/n Original Designation Squadron Civil Reg.
1601 B-17G-95DL 44-83753 69 Squadron (Hammer) N5024N
1602 B-17G-95DL 44-83811 69 Squadron (Hammer) N5014N
n/a B-17G-95DL 44-83842 Interned Portugal N7712M
1603 B-17G-95DL 44-83851 69 Squadron (Hammer) N1098M


Denmark

Registration Original Designation Information Name
OY-DFA B-17G-35BO 42-32076 ex 91st BG / 401st BS Stig Viking
OY-DFE B-17G-35DL 42-107067 Ex 447th BG / 409th BS

Institut Geographique National

F-BEEA

Registration Original Designation
F-BDAT B-17G-110BO 43-39304
F-BDRR B-17G-95DL 44-83757
F-BDRS B-17G-95DL 44-83735
F-BEEA B-17G-100VE 44-85643
F-BEEB B-17G-105VE 44-85733
F-BEEC B-17G-105VE 44-85718
F-BEED B-17G-95DL 44-83729
F-BGOE B-17G-95DL 44-83728
F-BGSG B-17F-90BO 42-30177
F-BGSH B-17G-35BO 42-32077
F-BGSO B-17G-85VE 44-8889
F-BGSP B-17G-85VE 44-8846
F-BGSQ B-17G-100VE 44-85594
F-BGSR B-17G-105VE 44-85784

Portugese Air Force

Number Original Designation
FAP 7401 B-17G-100VE 44-85619
FAP 7402 B-17G-95DL 44-83712
FAP 7403 B-17G-95VE 44-85548
FAP 7404 (1) B-17G-95VE 44-85519
FAP 7404 (2) B-17G-55BO 42-102732

Sweden

Registration Original Designation Information
SE-BAH B-17F-75DL 42-3543 ex 96th BG / 338th BS Sam
SE-BAK B-17F-115BO 42-30661 ex 388th BG Jim
SE-BAM B-17G-5BO 42-31163 ex 388th BG Tom
SE-BAN B-17F-70DL 42-3490 ex 385th BG / 549th BS
SE-BAO B-17G-40BO 42-97155 ex 94th BG / 333rd BS
SE-BAP B-17G-35BO 42-32076 ex 91st BG / 401st BS
SE-BAR B-17G-35DL 42-107067 Ex 447th BG / 409th BS

External References

References

Liberator & Fortress ISBN 0-90002-01-3 Carl Vincent, Canada’s Wings, Stittsville, ON


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