Cherokee Cycles entered the competition. After much discussion, it was decided to enter a “one-off” build with the Scout converted into a trike. Continuing through with discussions produced Cherokee's decision to use a World War II era bomber as the basis for its build as Indian Scouts were used in WWII by the U.S. Army. Once the team saw Miss Behavin’ they immediately knew this was the inspiration for a winner in keeping with “Build A Legend.”
The aircraft known as Miss Behavin’ was a Boeing B-17G heavy bomber. It carried a crew of ten and was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps on December 27, 1943 in Denver, CO. It was assigned to the Eighth Air Force's 94th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) and operationally flew with the 401st Bombardment Group out of Deenethrope, England. The crew christened their ship Miss Behavin'.
Its first mission was July 16, 1944. Miss Behavin’ flew 26 consecutive missions over Germany. Its last mission was on September 28, 1944 when it sustained battle damage over Magdeburg, Germany, which caused a forced landing in Belgium.
Cherokee Cycles is honored to create and enter Project Miss Behavin’ in recognition of the accomplishments of this historic B-17 and its brave crew.
Cherokee Cycles acknowledges this project could have never moved forward, in the time frame we were given, without the enthusiastic and complete cooperation of all our listed partners. They literally dropped what they were doing to help create Miss Behavin'. We are indeed fortunate to associate with such a group of highly talented and dedicated professionals. Thanks guys!
History in the Making