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  B-17B Flying Fortress Serial Number 38-220  
6th AF
9th BG

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Constructors Number 1068. On October 20, 1939 delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-17B Flying Fortress serial number 38-220 at March Field. Afterwards flown southward to Panama.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 6th Air Force, 9th Bombardment Group operating from Rio Hato Airfield. On December 24, 1941 assigned to David Field on Trinadad Island to fly long range patrol missions.

Mission History
On July 25, 1942 crashed in Guatemala. On August 3, 1942 salvaged. Ultimate fate unknown.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-17B Flying Fortress 38-220
"220 delivered to March Field Oct 20, 1939; transferred to 9BG/7RS Albrook, Panama Jun 3, 1941; transferred to David Field, Trinidad Oct 29, 1941; crashed in Guatemala Jul 25, 1942. Salvaged Aug 3, 1942."
Alae Supra Canalem page 151, 152 lists B-17B 38-220 wrecked at San Jose, Guatemala on March 18, 1942 likely this reference is B-17B Flying Fortress 38-264 instead.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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