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Designation Serial Numbers C/n’s
Boeing 299Prototype
Y1B-17-BO36-149 / 36-1611973 / 1985
Y1B-17A-BO37-369 / 37-3691987
B-17B-BO38-211 / 38-2232004 / 2016
B-17B-BO38-258 / 38-2702017 / 2029
B-17B-BO38-583 / 38-5842030 / 2031
B-17B-BO38-610 / 38-6102032
B-17B-BO39-1 / 39-102033 / 2042
B-17B-BO39-11Cancelled
B-17C-BO40-2042 / 40-20792043 / 2080
B-17D-BO40-3059 / 40-31002087 / 2128
B-17E-BO41-2393 / 41-26692204 / 2480
B-17E-BO41-9011 / 41-92452483 / 2717
B-17F-1BO41-24340 / 41-243893025 / 3074
B-17F-5BO41-24390 / 41-244393075 / 3124
B-17F-10BO41-24440 / 41-244893125 / 3174
B-17F-15BO41-24490 / 41-245033175 / 3188
B-17F-20BO41-24504 / 41-245393189 / 3224
B-17F-25BO41-24540 / 41-245843225 / 3269
B-17F-27BO41-24585 / 41-246393270 / 3324
B-17F-30BO42-5050 / 42-50783589 / 3617
B-17F-35BO42-5079 / 42-51493618 / 3688
B-17F-40BO42-5150 / 42-52493689 / 3788
B-17F-45BO42-5250 / 42-53493789 / 3888
B-17F-50BO42-5350 / 42-54843889 / 4023
B-17F-55BO42-29467 / 42-295314581 / 4645
B-17F-60BO42-29532 / 42-296314646 / 4745
B-17F-65BO42-29632 / 42-297314746 / 4845
B-17F-70BO42-29732 / 42-298314846 / 4945
B-17F-75BO42-29832 / 42-299314946 / 5045
B-17F-80BO42-29932 / 42-300315046 / 5145
B-17F-85BO42-30032 / 42-301315146 / 5245
B-17F-90BO42-30132 / 42-302315246 / 5345
B-17F-95BO42-30232 / 42-303315346 / 5445
B-17F-100BO42-30332 / 42-304315446 / 5545
B-17F-105BO42-30432 / 42-305315446 / 5645
B-17F-110BO42-30532 / 42-306165646 / 5730
B-17F-115BO42-30617 / 42-307315731 / 5845
B-17F-120BO42-30732 / 42-308315846 / 5945
B-17F-125BO42-30832 / 42-309315946 / 6045
B-17F-130BO42-30932 / 42-310316046 / 6145
B-17G-1BO42-31032 / 42-311316146 / 6245
B-17G-5BO42-31132 / 42-312316246 / 6345
B-17G-10BO42-31232 / 42-313316346 / 6445
B-17G-15BO42-31332 / 42-314316446 / 6545
B-17G-20BO42-31432 / 42-316316546 / 6745
B-17G-25BO42-31632 / 42-317316746 / 6845
B-17G-30BO42-31732 / 42-319316846 / 7045
B-17G-35BO42-31932 / 42-321167046 / 7230
B-17G-40BO42-97058 / 42-971727531 / 7645
B-17G-45BO42-97173 / 42-974077646 / 7880
B-17G-50BO42-102379 / 42-1025437881 / 8045
B-17G-55BO42-102544 / 42-1027438046 / 8245
B-17G-60BO42-102744 / 42-1029788246 / 8480
B-17G-65BO43-37509 / 43-376738487 / 8651
B-17G-70BO43-37674 / 43-378738652 / 8851
B-17G-75BO43-37874 / 43-380738852 / 9051
B-17G-80BO43-38074 / 43-382739052 / 9251
B-17G-85BO43-38274 / 43-384739252 / 9451
B-17G-90BO43-38474 / 43-386739452 / 9651
B-17G-95BO43-38674 / 43-388739652 / 9851
B-17G-100BO43-38874 / 43-390739852 / 10051
B-17G-105BO43-39074 / 43-3927310052 / 10251
B-17G-110BO43-39274 / 43-3950810252 / 10486
B-17F-1DL42-2964 / 42-29667900 / 7902
B-17F-5DL42-2967 / 42-29787903 / 7914
B-17F-10DL42-2979 / 42-30037915 / 7939
B-17F-15DL42-3004 / 42-30387940 / 7974
B-17F-20DL42-3039 / 42-30737975 / 8009
B-17F-25DL42-3074 / 42-31488010 / 8084
B-17F-30DL42-3149 / 42-31888085 / 8124
B-17F-35DL42-3189 / 42-32288125 / 8164
B-17F-40DL42-3229 / 42-32838165 / 8219
B-17F-45DL42-3284 / 42-33388220 / 8274
B-17F-50DL42-3339 / 42-33938275 / 8329
B-17F-55DL42-3394 / 42-34228330 / 8358
B-17F-60DL42-3423 / 42-34488359 / 8384
B-17F-65DL42-3449 / 42-34828385 / 8418
B-17F-70DL42-3483 / 42-35038419 / 8439
B-17F-75DL42-3504 / 42-35628440 / 8498
B-17G-5DL42-3563 / 42-35638499
B-17F-80DL42-37714 / 42-377158500 / 8501
B-17G-10DL42-37716 / 42-377168502
B-17F-85DL42-37717 / 42-377208503 / 8506
B-17G-10DL42-37721 / 42-378038507 / 8589
B-17G-15DL42-37804 / 42-378938590 / 8679
B-17G-20DL42-37894 / 42-379888680 / 8774
B-17G-25DL42-37989 / 42-380838775 / 8869
B-17G-30DL42-38084 / 42-382138870 / 8999
B-17G-35DL42-106984 / 42-10723321899 / 22148
B-17G-40DL44-6001 / 44-612522224 / 22348
B-17G-45DL44-6126 / 44-625022349 / 22473
B-17G-50DL44-6251 / 44-650022474 / 22723
B-17G-55DL44-6501 / 44-662522724 / 22848
B-17G-60DL44-6626 / 44-675022849 / 22973
B-17G-65DL44-6751 / 44-687522974 / 23098
B-17G-70DL44-6876 / 44-700023099 / 23223
B-17G-75DL44-83236 / 44-8336031877 / 32001
B-17G-80DL44-83361 / 44-8348532002 / 32126
B-17G-85DL44-83486 / 44-8358532127 / 32226
B-17G-90DL44-83586 / 44-8368532227 / 32326
B-17G-95DL44-83686 / 44-8386332327 / 32504
B-17G-95DL44-83864 / 44-8388532505 / 32526
B-17G-100DL45-7701 / 45-8300Cancelled
B-17F-1VE42-5705 / 42-57096001 / 6005
B-17F-5VE42-5710 / 42-57246006 / 6020
B-17F-10VE42-5725 / 42-57446021 / 6040
B-17F-15VE42-5745 / 42-57646041 / 6060
B-17F-20VE42-5765 / 42-58046061 / 6100
B-17F-25VE42-5805 / 42-58546101 / 6150
B-17F-30VE42-5855 / 42-59046151 / 6200
B-17F-35VE42-5905 / 42-59546201 / 6250
B-17F-40VE42-5955 / 42-60296250 / 6325
B-17F-45VE42-6030 / 42-61046326 / 6400
B-17F-50VE42-6105 / 42-62046401 / 6500
B-17G-1VE42-39758 / 42-398576501 / 6600
B-17G-5VE42-39858 / 42-399576601 / 6700
B-17G-10VE42-39958 / 42-400576701 / 6800
B-17G-15VE42-97436 / 42-975356801 / 6900
B-17G-20VE42-97536 / 42-976356901 / 7000
B-17G-25VE42-97636 / 42-977357001 / 7100
B-17G-30VE42-97736 / 42-978357101 / 7200
B-17G-35VE42-97836 / 42-979357201 / 7300
B-17G-40VE42-97936 / 42-980357301 / 7400
B-17G-45VE44-8001 / 44-81007401 / 7500
B-17G-50VE44-8101 / 44-82007501 / 7600
B-17G-55VE44-8201 / 44-83007601 / 7700
B-17G-60VE44-8301 / 44-84007701 / 7800
B-17G-65VE44-8401 / 44-85007801 / 7900
B-17G-70VE44-8501 / 44-86007901 / 8000
B-17G-75VE44-8601 / 44-87008001 / 8100
B-17G-80VE44-8701 / 44-88008101 / 8200
B-17G-85VE44-8801 / 44-89008201 / 8300
B-17G-90VE44-8901 / 44-90008301 / 8400
B-17G-95VE44-85492 / 44-855918401 / 8500
B-17G-100VE44-85592 / 44-856918501 / 8600
B-17G-105VE44-85692 / 44-857918601 / 8700
B-17G-110VE44-85792 / 44-858418701 / 8750
B-17G-115VE44-85842 / 44-859418751 / 8850 cancelled

USAAF ConversionsEdit

XB-40 41-24341

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

YB-40

YB-40-VE 42-5???

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

US NavyEdit

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 ForceEdit

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-5400B-17G-90DL 44-836636 Group de Aviação
FAB-5401B-17G-95VE 44-855676 Group de Aviação
FAB-5402B-17G-95VE 44-855836 Group de Aviação
FAB-5403B-17G-100VE 44-856026 Group de Aviação
FAB-5404B-17G-110VE 43-858366 Group de Aviação
FAB-5405B-17G-105BO 43-392466 Group de Aviação
FAB-5406B-17G-110BO 44-393356 Group de Aviação
FAB-5407B-17G-85VE 44-88916 Group de Aviação
FAB-5408B-17G-95DL 44-837186 Group de Aviação
FAB-5409B-17G-95DL 44-837646 Group de Aviação
FAB-5410B-17G-80DL 44-833786 Group de Aviação
FAB-5411B-17G-95VE 44-854946 Group de Aviação

Royal Canadian Air ForceEdit

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.

B-17 42-6101

RCAF 9203

RCAF s/n Code Original Designation Squadron
9202TB-17-30DLF 43-3160168 (HT) squadron
9203TB-17F-45VE 42-6101168 (HT) squadron
9204TB-17F-50DL 43-3369168 (HT) squadron
9205QAB-17E-BO 41-9142168 (HT) & 9 (T) squadrons
9206QBB-17E-BO 41-2438168 (HT) squadron
9207B-17E-BO 41-2581168 (HT) squadron)

Israel Air ForceEdit



IAF s/n Original Designation Squadron Civil Reg.
1601B-17G-95DL 44-8375369 Squadron (Hammer)N5024N
1602B-17G-95DL 44-8381169 Squadron (Hammer)N5014N
n/aB-17G-95DL 44-83842Interned PortugalN7712M
1603B-17G-95DL 44-8385169 Squadron (Hammer)N1098M


DenmarkEdit

Registration Original Designation Information Name
OY-DFAB-17G-35BO 42-32076ex 91st BG / 401st BSStig Viking
OY-DFEB-17G-35DL 42-107067Ex 447th BG / 409th BS

Institut Geographique NationalEdit

485643 F-BEEA

F-BEEA

Registration Original Designation
F-BDATB-17G-110BO 43-39304
F-BDRRB-17G-95DL 44-83757
F-BDRSB-17G-95DL 44-83735
F-BEEAB-17G-100VE 44-85643
F-BEEBB-17G-105VE 44-85733
F-BEECB-17G-105VE 44-85718
F-BEEDB-17G-95DL 44-83729
F-BGOEB-17G-95DL 44-83728
F-BGSGB-17F-90BO 42-30177
F-BGSHB-17G-35BO 42-32077
F-BGSOB-17G-85VE 44-8889
F-BGSPB-17G-85VE 44-8846
F-BGSQB-17G-100VE 44-85594
F-BGSRB-17G-105VE 44-85784

Portugese Air ForceEdit

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

SwedenEdit

Registration Original Designation Information
SE-BAHB-17F-75DL 42-3543ex 96th BG / 338th BSSam
SE-BAKB-17F-115BO 42-30661ex 388th BGJim
SE-BAMB-17G-5BO 42-31163ex 388th BGTom
SE-BANB-17F-70DL 42-3490ex 385th BG / 549th BS
SE-BAOB-17G-40BO 42-97155ex 94th BG / 333rd BS
SE-BAPB-17G-35BO 42-32076ex 91st BG / 401st BS
SE-BARB-17G-35DL 42-107067Ex 447th BG / 409th BS

External ReferencesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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


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