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B-17 Production Stats

Discussion in 'Heavy & Very Heavy Bombers' started by terveurn, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. terveurn

    terveurn Active Member

    Someplace posted on one of the reference sites was a AAF Documents that listed production states.

    I can not find my copy (I know it is someplace) -- just went through my files and for the life of me, it has disappeared.

    These stats had the breakdown by factory how many aircraft were produced / month.

    Need to find the Boeing Seattle B-17 production for 25 April 1944 - 22 June 1944 (the G-65 thru 75's) for the next book (getting very very close to going to the printers).
  2. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

  3. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

  4. Lucky Partners

    Lucky Partners Well-Known Member


    Maybe this document? See tables starting document page 112, PDF page 128.


    First page gives monthly "factory acceptances" by general classification of aircraft type, next page gives annual acceptances by type by factory. Tables go on for quite a few pages but I don't see production number by type by plant by month. Tables do show that Boeing Seattle produced a total of 2,837 B-17s in 1944. Tables also show a total of B-17s from all sources as 5,352 for 1944, in addition to the Boeing production it shows Douglas as 1,271 and Vega as 1,244 for the year. Other table shows total B-17 production from all sources for April 1944 as 475, for May 1944 as 524, for June 1944 as 508. You could work out a ratio from the total annual production numbers, roughly 53% Boeing, and come fairly close to the Boeing only monthly numbers. Charts do say "acceptance" which may not actually be the number produced, you'll have to be the judge if that's close enough. Doesn't fully answer you question but maybe it's a start

    Initial entry point of source is here:


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