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B-17G Flying Fortress
Evergreen Aviation Museum
McMinnville, OR


B-17

B-17G Evergreen International is based at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. Evergreen is the largest airline that nobody has ever heard of. They took over CIA transport operations and are now a huge international cargo shipper, both by air and sea.

This B-17 was finished about a month before the end of WWII. It flew cargo and passengers at the tail end of the war. It was then sold into civilian use, where it was owned by a number of CIA shell corporations. In one of these roles, it served as the testbed to develop the Fulton Lift, a method of picking up a commando on the ground from a moving airplane. This was demonstrated in a 1964 James Bond movie using this aircraft. Evergreen has tried to erase the cloudy past of this aircraft by painting it in false markings of 48-3785, which is shorthand for serial number 44-83785.

B-17

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