Boeing B-17 on Air Sea Rescue Duty
Here we see an SG-17G, the air-sea rescue version of the Flying Fortress. Aircraft 43-39268 was a B-17G-105-BO that was assigned to the HQ of the 315th Bombardment Wing during the war. She was converted into an SG-17G, which involved replacing the chin turret with ASV radar and adding an air-dropable life boat below the fuselage. Otherwise the type carried the same guns as the basic B-17G.
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Rickard, J (22 December 2019), Boeing B-17 on Air Sea Rescue Duty , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_B-17_air_sea_rescue.html