Boeing SB-17G (B-17H) Flying Fortress; Military, USA, Coast Guard, General. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

"Aug 1951. Air Force Search & Rescue planes participating in Yak Search." View looking out over the wing of an aircraft of three Boeing SB-17G Flying Fortresses assigned to the US Air Force Air Rescue Service (ARS) on the ground; the nearest aircraft is s/n 42-102588, with s/n 44-85746 behind. Believed to be in the Yakutat, Alaska, region.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • Cold War, 1945-1989
  • United States. Coast Guard

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1951-1953

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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