„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 #43-37611 / Fuddle’s Folly

43-37611 / Fuddle’s Folly

Delivered Cheyenne 4/5/44; Hunter 18/5/44; Dow Fd 30/5/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-G] Thurleigh 12/6/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13//6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 12/12/45. FUDDLES FOLLY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97448

42-97448

Delivered Denver 18/11/43; Gr Island 4/12/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-H] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 20/4/44 with Chas Ksiewiewicz, Navigator: Joe Dastous, Bombardier: John King (3EVD- returned UK by 3/9/44); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis Burke, Radio Operator: Maurice Wilbur, Ball turret gunner: Don McEldowney, Waist gunner: Terry Harmon, Waist gunner: John McCarthy,Tail gunner: Ken Rister (6 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Ken Harrington (KIA-chute failed); flak KOd #4 and set ship on fire, crashed lucy, four miles N of Neufchatel-en-Bray, 42 miles W of Amiens, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 4055.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31075 / The Rebel

42-31075 / The Rebel

Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Scott 4/10/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 19/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Waldo Crosson, Navigator: Ed Burke, Bombardier: John Curran, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Allen, Radio Operator: Bob McFarlane, Ball turret gunner: Steve Bulsok, Right Waist gunner: Jesse Glawson (7 Prisoner of war). Left Waist gunner: Norman Klima, Tail gunner: Bob Eloe, Co-pilot: Jim Opitz ( 3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Albstadt, Wesermunde, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1722. THE REBEL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30876

42-30876

Delivered Dallas 25/8/43; Tinker 18/11/43; 2137 BU Hendricks 30/7/44; with Bob Howard 20/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 27/9/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38399

43-38399

Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Lincoln 11/8/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 24/8/44; Missing in Action Kassel 22/9/44 with Stan Durrett, Co-pilot: Dan Stringham, Navigator: Dick Booth, Bombardier: Ken Ferguson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Welsh, Radio Operator: Chas Roberts, Ball turret gunner: Jay Palmer, Waist gunner: Paul Wingfield,Tail gunner: Bill Hudson (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 43-38294 (34BG), crashed Hovelhof, NW of Paderborn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10200.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38294 / The Wrangler

43-38294 / The Wrangler

Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 26/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG [R2-O] Mendlesham 9/8/44; Missing in Action Kassel 22/9/44 with Dick Whited, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Moyer, Radio Operator: Marcel Washco,Tail gunner: Wallace Brauks (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Myron McDermott, Navigator: Wayne Jorgenson, Bombardier: Ken Lambert, Ball turret gunner: Clayton Mink,Tail gunner: Wallace Brauks (5 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 43-38399 (34BG), crashed Hovelriege , NW of Paderborn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10199. THE WRANGLER.