B-17 "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY"

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Sentimental Journey was originally manufactured and delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces for war service in 1944 where she flew missions in the Pacific Theater. After the war she flew for training, testing and at-sea rescue missions and was eventually sold for surplus and used as a fire bomber. In 1978 the aircraft was purchased by a Commemorative Air Force (CAF) member and donated to the newly formed Arizona unit of the world-famous CAF. She was meticulously restored and is today maintained in tip-top condition and operated by all-volunteer crews from the membership of CAF Airbase Arizona.

Role: Heavy Bomber

Manufacturer: Boeing

Introduced: April 1938

Produced: 1936-1945

Power: 4 × Wright R-1820-97 "Cyclone" turbosupercharged radial engines, 1,200 HP each

Length: 74 ft 4 in

Height: 19 ft 1 in

Wingspan: 103 ft 9 in

Range: 2,000 mi