B-17G-85-DL 44-83563

Slated for the 447th but never delivered; reassigned as transport for Gens. Doolitle and Eisenhower; various civilian duties; used in films The War Lover and Tora Tora Tora; now painted as 42-97400, Fuddy Duddy


B-17G 44-83563 in the markings of Fuddy Duddy at the Lyon Air Museum (Orange County John Wayne Airport) in Santa Ana, Calif.; 2015. Steve Heeb: It was great to see the B-17 Fuddy Duddy again, especially as nice and shiny as they have made her after becoming part of the Lyon Air Museum collection. A special treat on this visit was getting together with 447th BG veteran Murray Codman.