<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by C.Evans: The Russians recieved B-17s as lend lease. I do not know how many, but I know they did. My father was in the USAAF in WW2, and he was part of a crew that "ferried" B-17s to Russia. My father is the only source I can name from memory, but there are books(I cannot remember names of titles)that tell about such things, I have seen them in the public library. The only other evidence I have is the ships manifest log from my grandfathers ship, the SS Fort Lee. This tells you by date what they carried, which holds they were in, how much tonnage etc. The only other source I could quote would be from the surviving crewmen of U-181, the U-Boat responsible for sinking my grandfathers ship. Hope this helps............................. I might add, that I have a manifest log to my grandfathers other ship, the SS New London, I just dont recall if it had anything to do with WW2, its been years since I have looked at it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Thank you. I've been looking and looking for now, but I didn't had any luck in finding a reverence for B-17-s given to USSR I tried so far: van Tuyll, Hubert P. _Feeding the Bear: American Aid to the Soviet Union, 1941-1945_ , Contributions in Military Studies, No. 90,1989 United States Army Air Forces: _Distribution of Air Materiel to the Allies, 1939-1944: Controls, Procedures and Policies_ Washington, DC: Army Air Forces, Assistant Chief of Air Staff Intelligence, Historical Division; 1944 Internet B-17 sites Queries on AF veteran and U.S. Aircraft boards Nothing. Which doesn't mean you're wrong, of course. But I urge you to find out more about it and give the info to historic departments. Maybe you end up a as quotation in a history book, who knows? So where the B-17 flown by your Dad to the Sov’s or shipped via merchant chips, or both?