The Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress "Texas Raiders" is owned and is supported by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), a non-profit organization, whose headquarters are in Midland, Texas. This famous World War II aircraft is crewed and maintained by the Gulf Coast Wing, CAF, based in Spring, Texas.
Many people are curious about the markings on the aircraft and what they mean. The U.S. Army Air Corps determined all markings during WW II. The U.S. Army Air Corp was changed in 1947 to the U.S. Air Force which continues today.
The U.S. Army Air Corps designations during World War II were as follows:
Texas Raiders is painted in the combat colors of the ...