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41-9142 USAAF B-17E-BO
- Sqdn 907 SPTS, Based at Lockbourne AAB, Columbus, OH.
- TACGCMF flown by Fleming, William H 22.09.43
RCAF 9205, Royal Canadian Air Force, taken on strength 15.12.43 as Flying Fortress Mk. III
- Ordered on Purchase Order CA 000115.
- Also reported as Mk. IIA, both designations probably unofficial.
- Quote from RCAF receiving report: "very delapidated, all the parts being badly worn".
- Used by No. 168 Heavy Transport Squadron, Rockcliffe, for mail flights to Europe.
- Extensive damage 23 January 1944, in mid air collision with Wellington, between Prestwick and Gibralter, losing 2 engines.
- Damage to nose, wings, and tail.
- Mail jettisoned, returned to the UK, crew received four AFCs and one Air Medal.
- Nose replaced with fabric fairing, later fitted with flip down metal nose cone.
- Gear up landing on 19 November 1944 at Rockcliffe.
- Category C damage at the Azores, 6 April 1945.
- Carried penicillin to Warsaw November 1945, along with 9202.
- Transferred to No. 9 (T) Group in April 1946, used briefly for search and rescue over the Atlantic.
- By end of the war in natural metal finish, coded "QA".
- SOC with RCAF Dec 27, 1946.
- Sold, to Argentine civil registery as LV-RTP.
LV-RTP, Carlos Pérez de Villa
- ferried to Bernardino Rivadavia Airport (Morón, Buenos Aires) on 01.03.1948
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Numbers: RCAF 9202 to 9207
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