Boeing B-17F-27-BO  41-24612 et al


                                         This evocative photo of a line-up of B-17Fs at the Tulsa Modification Center circa 1942 is from the
                                         F.H. (Chris) Christensen collection (via Craig Neumayer).   All of these machine went to the Mighty
                                         Eighth in the U.K. and many of them were shot down.     The foreground ship, 41-24612 was more
                                         lucky.  It became the 303th BG, 427th Bomb Squadron's  "The Devil Himself" and was returned
                                         to the US in December 1944 for gun tests.   It finally wound up at the Reconstruction Finance Corp's
                                         Altus, Oklahoma dump.  .