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B-17G Bomber PlaneTag Serial# 44-83387


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This Boeing B-17G was built at the Douglas Long Beach plant in California for delivery to the USAAF in February 1945. #44-83387 did not see combat duty, but instead spent most of its career on display and being used by 20th Century Fox for the silver screen - starring with Gregory Peck in 12 O'Clock High, as well as Tora! Tora! Tora!, and other movie and television productions.  This B-17 spent almost 30 years on display at the State Armory in Greeley, Colorado before moving on to the California High Heritage Foundation for museum quality restoration. 

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PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

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Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    Anthony S.
    United States United States

    Love the WW2 aircraft

    The B-17 is such a cool aircraft that when I saw it available, I had to jump on it. I am so happy of the patina of this historic aircraft. Would definitely recommend if it comes back into stock.

    Joshua P.
    United States United States

    Great Piece of History!

    These are some great tags! So many different and unique rivet options have come out and I haven't been disappointed by any of them!

    Enrique P.
    United States United States


    It's incredible to own a part of a historic aircraft. Received my riveted tag and really loved it

    Anthony E.
    United States United States

    B-17G Flying Fortress

    The heavy WWII bomber that housed 10 young men above the skies over Europe with .50 caliber machine guns defending at every angle of the aircraft. These aircraft made famous in Masters of The Air, Memphis Belle, among other Great War movies. I’m also grateful to own a few tags of this once great aircraft, which each tag showing the wear and tear that this mighty bomber went through after the Second World War, as a movie prop, and sitting out in the elements. Definitely a must own, and cherished tag in my collection!!!

    Logan P.
    United States United States

    Great Piece of History!

    Couldn't be happier with the patina on this tag! Such a beautiful combination of greens!

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    Mike G.
    United States United States

    History in Tag Form

    Grateful to be able to pick up this tag on a restock as I wasn't yet collecting when it originally released. I love history and this is history personified! Great tag!

    Zaid F.
    United States United States

    Great. Looks very nice

    5/5 stars. Highly recommend

    Joseph F.
    United States United States

    All Purchases!

    I wish I would have found your website earlier! The best one sell out fast. Getting your first choice is almost impassible.

    Anthony F.
    United States United States


    If you have the opportunity as batches of these are made and dropped, from newly released material, don’t hesitate. This may be your only opportunity to get a relic from an actual Flying Fortress. Mine was bare metal with a little bit of grey paint at the bottom and some serious curvature. Tons of character in every one of these I’ve seen and mine was no exception!

    YING G.
    Singapore Singapore


    Extremely pleased with the item. Finally have a classic B-17 tag.

    William T.
    United States United States


    As someone who loves vintage aircraft, this B-17 tag is a must-have. Mine was speckled with a variety of greens and silvers. One of my all-time favorites for sure.

    Justin S.
    United States United States

    Awesome piece of history!

    I purchased this tag for my dad a few years back and as the tags sold out I regretted not buying one for myself. Randomly this tags were back in stock and I hurridly purchased one and could not be more happy. Owning a piece of aviation history that you can hold in your hand is pretty awesome. Granted the plane did not see action in WWII but it was used in the Hollywood great, "12 O'Clock High," which is just more history to behold. If these tags were ever for sale again, I would buy more. They are just too cool to pass up. Own a piece of history today!

    William P.
    United States United States

    Significant plane

    I was happy to be able get this tag for its historical significance (I am not a "tag collector", but a history collector. To start, having flown on a B-17G, I was happy that this was that model. Moreover, its significance in the filming "Twelve O'Clock High"makes it extra special. The negatives on this tag are minor: 1) the tag has a bit of oxidation, making it hard to read (I appreciate "patina",but...) 2) this USAAF insiginia on the card is incorrect for when this plane was in service. This special tag is my only exception to my other tag collection, as I many collect Cold War items (B-52, B-1, B-36).

    Angelina P.
    Australia Australia

    B-17G Bomber

    Absolutely amazing tag. What a fantastic piece of history. Thanks MotoArt for letting us all own a part of these aircraft.

    Patrick T.
    United States United States

    Really Amazing, However...

    Really love the idea of owning such an amazing piece of history, however felt it worth sharing some perspective for others. I bought this with the true intention of actually using it as a keychain, and what I received is visually amazing. Unfortunately the piece I received is so paper thin, it is effectively unusable for anything other than as an interesting display piece. It's amazing to think that material this thin was part of the structure of something so large - I guarantee it would crumple the first time I put it in my pocket, so I'm not going to be able to use it as an actual keychain. Yes the website does say they cannot guarantee color, thickness, etc, so this is not a complaint at all. Just pointing out that depending on your expectations of its intended use, it may or may not suit your needs.