(From the amazing work of Joe Baugher)
4231909 delivered Cheyenne Jan 3, 1944, to Kearney Jan 12, 1944, to Romulus Jan 24, 1944, to Grenier Jan 29, 1944. Assigned to 329th BS, 91st BG at Bassingbourne Feb 24, 1944. Named *Nine-O-Nine*, carried out 140 combat missions between 3/44 and 4/45 without crew fatality or injury. Returned to USA Jun 11, 1945, to RFC at Kingman Dec 7, 1945 and scrapped at Kingman.
The actual aircraft;
Douglas/Long Beach B-17G-95-DL Fortress
4483785 converted to TB-17G and then SB-17G and then back to TB-17G. Sold on commercial market and operated by CIA front Intermountain Aviation as N809Z. Used to drop and retrieve two American men and equipment from drifting abandoned Soviet ice station. Appeared in movie *Thunderball* with Fulton skyhook system installed. Registered to Evergreen Vintage Aircraft of Oregon as N207EV by 1993. Put on inside display at the Evergreen AirVenture Museum in McMinnville, OR. Museum was renamed in 1997 as the Captain Michael King Smith Evergreen Aviation Education Center.
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