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Kitsworld Kitsworld  - 1/32 Scale Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Decal Sheet KW132074~

Kitsworld - 1/32 Scale Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Decal Sheet

B-17G-95-DL 44-83872 VP-X 'Texas Raiders' 'L' CAF

Texas Raiders is one of the most famous Flying Fortresses on the USA airshow circuit. Recognized by 'Air Classics Magazine' as the best restored B-17G bomber currently flying.

The aircraft has been restored to wartime configuration by an entirely volunteer group of dedicated supporters.

B-17G-95-DL 44-8387 - Manufactured by Douglas Aircraft Corporation at Long Beach, California.
July 12, 1945 - Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps.
July 21, 1945 - Transferred to the U.S. Navy.
On July 11, 1952 the '872 was transferred to Sea Search-Early Warning, VW-2 on the Atlantic seaboard until June 3, 1953.
January 15, 1954 - Transferred to Atsugi, Japan where it flew with VW-1.
January 15, 1955, PB-1W arrived at the Storage Facility at Litchfield Park, Arizona.
August 25, 1955 - Retired from Naval service.
October 1, 1957 - This aircraft was acquired by Aero Services Corp. (Cargo plane and aerial photographic duties).
September 22, 1967, N7227-C was acquired by the Commemorative Air Force, (Price of $50,000).

Stock code: KW132074


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