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B-17 Serial Numbers

Note: Boeing built aircraft numbered from 231932 and including 232000s, 297058 to 297407, 2102000s, 337000s, 338000s and 339000s.

Douglas built aircraft numbered from 2106984 and including 2107000s, 46000s, and  485000s.

Vega (Lockheed) built aircraft numbered from 297436 and including 298000s, 48000s, and 485000s.

Type Manufacturer Serial No # Range
Y1B-17 Boeing 36-149/36-161
Y1B-17A Boeing 37-369
B-17B Boeing 38-211/35-220
B-17B Boeing 38-221/38-223
B-17B Boeing 38-258/38-270
B-17B Boeing 38-583/38-584
B-17B Boeing 38-610
B-17B Boeing 39-1/39-10
B-17C Boeing 40-2042/40-2079
B-17D Boeing 40-3059/40-3100
B-17E Boeing 41-2393/41-2669
B-17E Boeing 41-9011/41-9245
B-7F-1 Boeing 41-24340/41-24389
B-17F-5 Boeing 41-24390/41-24439
B-17F-10 Boeing 41-24440/41-24489
B-17F-15 Boeing 41-24490/41-24503
B-17F-20 Boeing 41-24504/41-24539
B-17F-25 Boeing 41-24540/41-24584
B-17F-27 Boeing 41-24585/41-24639
B-17F-1 Douglas 42-2964/42-2966
B-17F-5 Douglas 42-2967/42-2979
B-17F-10 Douglas 42-2979/42-3003
B-17F-15 Douglas 42-3004/42-3038
B-17F-20 Douglas 42-3039/42-3073
B-17F-25 Douglas 42-3074/42-3148
B-17F-30 Douglas 42-3149/42-3188
B-17F-35 Douglas 42-3189/42-3228
B-17F-40 Douglas 42-3229/42-3283
B-17F-45 Douglas 42-3284/42-3338
B-17F-50 Douglas 42-3339/42-3393
B-17F-55 Douglas 42-3394/42-3422
B-17F- Douglas 42-3423/42-3448
B-17F-65 Douglas 42-3449/42-3482
B-17F-70 Douglas 42-3483/42-3503
B-17F-75 Douglas 42-3504/42-3562
B-17G-5 Douglas 42-3563
B-17F-30 Boeing 42-5050/42-5078
B-17F-35 Boeing 42-5079/42-5149
B-17F-40 Boeing 42-5150/42-5249
B-17F-45 Boeing 42-5250/42-5349
B-17F-50 Boeing 42-5350/42-5484
B-17F-1 Vega 42-5705/42-5709
Type Manufacturer Serial No # Range
B-17F-5 Vega 42-5710/42-5724
B-17F-10 Vega 42-5725/42-5744
B-17F-15 Vega 42-5748/42-5764
B-17F-20 Vega 42-5765/42-5804
B-17F-25 Vega 42-5805/42-5854
B-17F-30 Vega 42-5855/42-5904
B-17F-35 Vega 42-5905/42-5954
B-17F-40 Vega 42-5955/42-6029
B-17F-45 Vega 42-6030/42-6104
B-17F-50 Vega 42-6105/42-6204
B-17F-55 Boeing 42-29467/42-29531
B-17F-60 Boeing 42-29532/42-29631
B-17F-65 Boeing 42-29632/42-29731
B-17F-70 Boeing 42-29732/42-29831
B-17F-75 Boeing 42-29832/42-29931
B-17F-80 Boeing 42-29932/42-30031
B-17F-85 Boeing 42-30032/42-30131
B-17F-90 Boeing 42-30132/42-30231
B-17F-95 Boeing 42-30232/42-30331
B-17F-100 Boeing 42-30332/42-30431
B-17F-105 Boeing 42-30432/42-30531
B-17F-110 Boeing 42-30532/42-30616
B-17F-115 Boeing 42-30617/42-30731
B-17F-120 Boeing 42-30732/42-30831
B-17F-125 Boeing 42-30832/42-30931
B-17F-130 Boeing 42-30932/42-31031
B-17G-1 Boeing 42-31032/42-31131
B-17G-5 Boeing 42-31132/42-31231
B-17G-10 Boeing 42-31232/42-31331
B-17G-15 Boeing 42-31332/42-31431
B-17G-20 Boeing 42-31432/42-31631
B-17G-25 Boeing 42-31632/42-31731
B-17G-30 Boeing 42-31732/42-31931
B-17G-35 Boeing 42-31932/42-32116
B-17F-80 Douglas 42-37714/42-37715
B-17G-10 Douglas 42-37716
B-17F-80 Douglas 42-37717/42-37720
B-17G-10 Douglas 42-37721/42-37803
B-17G-15 Douglas 42-37804/42-37893
B-17G-20 Douglas 42-37894/42-37988
B-17G-25 Douglas 42-37989/42-38083
B-17G-30 Douglas 42-38084/42-38213
Type Manufacturer Serial No # Range
B-17G-1 Vega 42-39758/42-39857
B-17G-5 Vega 42-39858/42-39957
B-17G-10 Vega 42-39958/42-40057
B-17G-40 Boeing 42-97058/42-97172
B-17G-45 Boeing 42-97173/42-97407
B-17G-15 Vega 42-97436/42-97535
B-17G-20 Vega 42-97536/42-97635
B-17G-25 Vega 42-97636/42-97735
B-17G-30 Vega 42-97736/42-97835
B-17G-35 Vega 42-97836/42-97935
B-17G-40 Vega 42-97936/42-98035
B-17G-50 Boeing 42-102379/42-102543
B-17G-55 Boeing 42-102544/42-102743
B-17G-60 Boeing 42-102744/42-102978
B-17G-35 Douglas 42-106984/42-107233
B-17G-65 Boeing 43-37509/43-37673
B-17G-70 Boeing 43-37674/43-37873
B-17G-75 Boeing 43-37874/43-38073
B-17G-80 Boeing 43-38074/43-38273
B-17G-85 Boeing 43-38274/43-38473
B-17G-90 Boeing 43-38474/43-38673
B-17G-95 Boeing 43-38674/43-38873
B-17G-100 Boeing 43-38874/43-39073
B-17G-105 Boeing 43-39074/43-39273
B-17G-110 Boeing 43-39274/43-39508
B-17G-40 Douglas 44-6001/44-6125
B-17G-45 Douglas 44-6126/44-6250
B-17G-50 Douglas 44-6251/44-6500
B-17G-55 Douglas 44-6501/44-6625
B-17G-60 Douglas 44-6626/44-6750
B-17G-65 Douglas 44-6751/44-6875
B-17G-70 Douglas 44-6876/44-7000
B-17G-45 Vega 44-8001/44-8100
B-17G-50 Vega 44-8101/44-8200
B-17G-55 Vega 44-8201/44-8300
B-17G-60 Vega 44-8301/44-8400
B-17G-65 Vega 44-8401/44-8500
B-17G-70 Vega 44-8501/44-8600
B-17G-75 Vega 44-8601/44-8700
B-17G-80 Vega 44-8701/44-8800
B-17G-85 Vega 44-8801/44-8900
B-17G-90 Vega 44-8901/44-9000
Type Manufacturer Serial No # Range
B-17G-75 Douglas 44-83236/44-83360
B-17G-80 Douglas 44-83361/44-83485
B-17G-85 Douglas 44-83486/44-83585
B-17G-90 Douglas 44-83586/44-83685
B-17G-95 Douglas 44-83686/44-83863
B-17G-95 Douglas 44-83864/44-83885
B-17G-95 Vega 44-85492/44-85591
B-17G-100 Vega 44-85592/44-85691
B-17G-105 Vega 44-85692/44-85791
B-17G-110 Vega 44-85792/44-85841
The manufacturer of the following B-17’s is unknown. It assumed that those manufactured prior to 1942 were made by The Boeing Aircraft Company….pw
36-149/36161
37-369
38-211/38-223
38-258/38-270
38-583/38-584
38-610
39-1/39-10
40-2042/402079
40-3059/40/3100
41-2393/41-2669
41-9011/41-9245
41-23340/41-24639
42-2964/423563
42-5050/42-5484
42-5705/42-6204
42-29467/42-32116
42-37714/42-38213
42-39758/42-40057
42-97058/42-97407
42-97436/42-98035
42-102379/42-102978
42-106984/42-107233
43-37590/43-39508
44-6001/44-7000
44-8001/44-9000
44-83236/44-83885
44-85492/44-85841

These Productions Blocks and Serial numbers are from B-17 Flying Fortress in Detail & Scale. by A.T. Lloyd & T.D. Moore and were supplied to the 100th by the Polish Historian Michal Mucha of Poznan, Poland.  (pw)