„Das beste Kampfflugzeug, das jemals gebaut wurde. Sie konnte die meisten Schäden verkraften und blieb immer noch in der Luft.“
General Ira C. Eaker

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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5050

42-5050

Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/42; West Palm Beach 8/1/43; Assigned 32BS/301BG Ain M’Lila 23/1/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Oudna 6/8/43; {65m} transferred 96BS/2BG Massicault 14/11/43; Bizerte 1/12/43; Missing in Action {10m} Piraeus 14/12/43 with Walter Ward, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Wivell, Ball turret gunner: Frank Naro (3 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Chas Miller, Navigator: Tony Aratari, Bombardier: Joe Stanford, Radio Operator: Bill Redmon, Waist gunner: Clayton Kahler,Tail gunner: Vince Henke (6 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Joe LeBlanc (KIA, found in wreckage); Missing Air Crew Report 1482.

B-17 #42-29554 / Maryland My Maryland

42-29554 / Maryland My Maryland

Delivered Denver 3/1/43; Salina 8/1/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-X] Thurleigh 25/3/43; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-Y] Grafton Underwood 21/8/43; then transferred RAF Farnborough (ER Flt) 19/2/44; BAD 1 Burtonwood 11/4/44, Returned to the USA Tinker 4/5/44; 2167 BU Birmingham 13/7/44; 4136 BU Tinker 6/8/44; 4117 BU Robins 20/12/44; 4100 BU Patterson 2/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Bush Fd 17/5/45. MARYLAND, MY MARYLAND.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8945

44-8945

Delivered Dallas 17/2/45; Hunter 22/2/45; Grenier 30/3/45; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-F] Grafton Underwood 10/4/45 (last aircraft assgd to grp); transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 25/7/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37805

43-37805

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 3/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG [4F-A] Lavenham 28/6/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/8/44 with Jay Hatfield, Co-pilot: Clarry McGinn, ntg-John Taber, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Conway, Radio Operator: Henry Ong, Ball turret gunner: Cecil Glover, Waist gunner: Chas Jamison,Tail gunner: Joe Kazmouz (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Ed Reichel (Killed in Action); flak KO’d #3, crashed Zeitz, N of Calbe-East rlwy st, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7892.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31400

42-31400

Delivered Cheyenne 29/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Memphis 20/11/43; Assigned 352BS/301BG Cerignola 19/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action {23m} Ploesti 15/4/44 with John Simon, (Returned to Duty); flak KO’d #3 and pilot dived to put out fire but engine drops in sea, ditched off Ortona; crew rescued by Italian fishing boats.

B-17 #41-24407 / The Goon

41-24407 / The Goon

Assigned 352BS/301BG Westover 13/7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; Tafaraoui 26/11/42; Maison Blanche 5/12/42; Biskra 16/12/42; Ain M’Lila 17/1/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Oudna 6/8/43 {48m}; 346BS/99BG Oudna 10/43 {34m}; to depot 3/44; (82m) Returned to the USA 9/5/44 Amarillo; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 5/12/45 THE GOON.