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The oldest intact B-17 in existance

Discussion in 'Allied Aviation Of WWII' started by A-58, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    The Swoose, on duty in the Philippines when the war started, survived the war and will be maintained in the same museum as the Memphis Belle. Although later in 1942 it was modified into an "armed transport" it soldiered on.

    Read all about it!

    ‘The Swoose’ is the oldest intact B-17 Flying Fortress
     
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    mcoffee Son-of-a-Gun(ner)

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    Swoose.jpg
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    The Swoose in the restoration hanger at the Air Force Museum, 2014.

    Memphis Belle.jpg

    It was sitting behind Memphis Belle that was undergoing restoration
     
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    Ricky Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the pictures! It's fascinating to see such a rare aircraft, and particularly given its distinctive service record.
     

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