- B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey
B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey
B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental JourneySentimental Journey rolled off the Douglas assembly line in late 1944, and was accepted by the U.S. Army Air Force on March 13, 1945. Manufactured too late to see service in the European war, the aircraft was assigned to the Pacific theater for the duration of the war. In 1947, the aircraft was removed from storage in Japan and assigned to Clark Field in Manila as a photo mapping plane. For nearly three years she served in that capacity, flying to all corners of the Pacific configured as an RB-17G.
This specific B-17 model is painted as ""Sentimental Journey"". Her nose art features Betty Grable, the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. ""Sentimental Journey"" is still in flying condition and is owned by the Commemorative Air Force and is regularly flown to air shows around the country.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!