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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

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Boeing B-17G-97-DL Flying Fortress, 44-83863, then U.
. Navy PB-1W, BuNo 77231, then civilian firebomber N5233V, marked after April 2011 repaint as B-17F-90-BO, 42-30180, of the 96th Bomb Wing which evolved into the 96th Air Base Wing, Eglin's resident unit. Previously marked as 44-83863, unnamed; 44-6106, "Gremlin's Hideout"; and as 44-83863, "Wicked Wanda". It arrived at Eglin 19 June 1975 from Aero Union, Chico, California, who operated it as firebomber 71/D1. Ironically, of the approximately 43 surviving intact B-17s world wide, nine were assigned to Eglin with drone groups, but this is not one of them
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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

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10th June 2016
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