Tag Archive: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Jul 17 2017

First engine runs for B-17 Flying Fortress “Shady Lady”

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has reported that the B-17G Flying Fortress “Shady Lady” (s/n 44-83785) recently ran its engines for the first time in 15 years. The bomber was acquired by the Collings Foundation in 2015 and should make its first flight soon. It will then be flown to the Collings Foundation in Stow, …

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Aug 13 2015

Collings Foundation acquires B-17 Flying Fortress, Bf 109, P-38 Lightning, and P-40 Warhawk

The Collings Foundation has announced that it has acquired several warbirds from the collection of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Shady Lady” (s/n 44-83785), which is technically airworthy and should fly again in 2017. The foundation already operates a B-17, and this new arrival will make it possible for the “Wings of Freedom …

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Jul 01 2011

Seattle Museum of Flight’s B-17F back on display

The Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress “Boeing Bee” s/n 42-29782 is now back on display at the Seattle Museum of Flight after a 20-year long restoration. The bomber, which is considered as one of the most authentic survivors of its type, was last displayed by the SMF in 1999. A photo gallery can be found here. …

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Jun 13 2011

“Liberty Belle” B-17 force-lands and burns, crew unharmed

(Updated June 15th, 2011 @ 1:00 PM) The Liberty Foundation’s B-17 “Liberty Belle” force-landed and burned in a field southeast of Aurora Municipal Airport, IL, this morning. The seven on board were able to exit the aircraft with no serious injuries but the aircraft was heavily damaged by fire. Shortly after take-off, the pilot reported …

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