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Preston's Pride

1944 Boeing DB-17G Flying Fortress C/N 8647-VE

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Latest photos of 44-85738
  • 44-85738 @ TLR - 1944 Boeing DB-17G Flying Fortress, c/n: 8647-VE - by Timothy Aanerud by Timothy Aanerud @ TLR
  • 44-85738 @ KTLR - Hard to get an angle thru the fence ! - by olivier Cortot by olivier Cortot @ KTLR
  • 44-85738 @ KTLR - Surprise ! on my way south to L.A. - by olivier Cortot by olivier Cortot @ KTLR
  • 44-85738 @ KTLR - KTLR - by Nick Dean by Nick Dean @ KTLR

Airframe Info

Model:DB-17G Flying Fortress    Search all Boeing DB-17G Flying Fortress
Year built:1944
Construction Number (C/N):8647-VE
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:N/A
Number of Engines:4
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt & Whitney R-1820-97 Cyclone


Registration Number:44-85738
Alternative Code/Name:Preston's Pride
Current Status:Preserved


Owner:Amerivan Veterans Memorial
Address:Tulare, California
United States

User Comments

Peter Nicholson, 2011-03-06 09:26:29
 Aptly named "Preston's Pride", this aircraft was flown in to Tulare for display as American Veteran's Memorial by General Maurice A. Preston ex 379th Bomb Group, later 41st Combat Wing; Tulare is his hometown.