The bomber is now the only B-17E bomber to be still operational. Showing signs of action, the plane has found to be dented, with around 120 bullet holes in its surface.
When the original crew was reunited with American troops, the members were immediately assigned to another aircraft and were flying again within a week, The Huffington Post reports.
The bomber is now on prominent display at the Pacific Aviation Museum.
All images: Pacific Aviation Museum / Flickr