„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 44-85602

44-85602

To Brazilian AF as {5403} serving with 1st & 2nd Sqds 60BG at Recife. retired in 1966.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38951

43-38951

Delivered Lincoln 20/10/44; Grenier 27/10/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-B] Nuthampstead 3/1/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45.

B-17 #42-29837 / Lady Luck

42-29837 / Lady Luck

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/43; Gore 9/3/43; Duncan 31/3/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-A] Bassingbourn 7/6/43; transferred AFSC 6/4/44 then MTO (Italy & N. Africa); Returned to the USA Tinker 11/6/44; Patterson 23/2/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Searcey Fd 27/7/45. LADY LUCK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3287 / Dribble Puss aka Sugar Puss

42-3287 / Dribble Puss aka Sugar Puss

Delivered Denver 28/4/453; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-O] Earls Colne DRIBBLE PUSS 6/43; Rougham 13/6/43 re-named SUGAR PUSS; on practice mission 4/8/43 with Frank Colby, Co-pilot: W.E. Gregor, Navigator: G.Gordon, Bombardier: G. Shead, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: A. Hunt, Radio Operator: John Jones{died from anoxia}, pass-C. Trott; obs-Col Elliott Vandervanter{385BG}, (6 Returned to Duty); crash landed RAF Shoreham, Sx, UK; Salvaged 10/7/43 at Honington AD. Missing Air Crew Report 15735. SUGAR PUSS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5767

42-5767

Delivered Long Beach 31/12/43; Salina 10/1/43; Tinker 3/3/43; Morrison 31/3/43; Assigned MTO?; Returned to the USA 18/3/44; with Albert Setzer force landed Clovis Fd, NM 10/4/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 29/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38944

43-38944

Delivered Hunter 23/10/44; Dow Fd 31/10/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [L] Glatton 10/11/44; transferred 603BS/398BG detailed on ferry flight from Burtonwood to Nuthampstead using only five crewmen 2/1/45 with Don DeCleene, Co-pilot: Maynard Stravinski, Navigator: Tom Manos, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Garry, Radio Operator: Howard Ayres (5 Killed in Service); crashed Birchenhough Hill, Derbyshire, UK 31/1/45; Salvaged 1/2/45.