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

Die Boeing B-17 Fliegende Festung im Zweiten Weltkrieg mit einer Datenbank über das Schicksal jeder einzelnen Maschine.

„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 44-8601

B-17 #44-8601

Delivered Lincoln 20/10/44; Dow Fd 26/11/44; Grenier 5/12/44; Assigned 652BS/25BG Watton 12/12/44; Missing in Action Atlantic weather mission 17/3/45 with Calman T. Estrach; 8 KIA; Missing Air Crew Report 13856.

B-17 #42-107198

B-17 #42-107198

Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; slated 303BG, Assigned 562BS/388BG [T] Knettishall 8/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Lt Barry 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

B-17 #42-107148 / Dark Angel

B-17 #42-107148 / Dark Angel

Delivered Tulsa 6/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned: 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 29/4/44; MIA Bohlen 17/3/45 Pilot: Bill Schauer, Van McKay, Willis Gallop, Dan Frankel, Lamar Tumlin, Claude Shaffer, Francis Condon, Ken Stewart (8POW); Vernon Cooksey (KIA); flak, crashed in the vicinity of Oschatz, Germany. MACR 13114. DARK ANGEL.

B-17 #43-38148

B-17 #43-38148

Delivered Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 1/8/44; Assigned: 549BS/385BG [XA-W] Gt Ashfield 3/8/44; MIA Dresden 2/3/45 Pilot: Leon Tripp, Ed Gildea, Dan Machiewicz, Leon Deziel, Francis Wiemerslage, Bob McCaulay, Henrt Koshemina (7KIA); Elmer Batz, Dick Walters (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Jueledorf, Germany. MACR 12856.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37814 / Richter’s Wreckers

B-17 #43-37814 / Richter’s Wreckers

Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/44; Hunter 3/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/6/44; returning from Nurnberg with Alvin Ziemke nosed over on landing 5/4/45; Salvaged 6/4/45. RICHTER’S WRECKERS.

B-17 #44-6808 / Kraut Stomper

B-17 #44-6808 / Kraut Stomper

Delivered Hunter 18/11/44; Grenier 24/11/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 29/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; Sth Plains 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97647

B-17 #42-97647

Delivered Denver 17/1/44; 1SAG Langley 27/2/44; Grenier 1/4/44; Assigned: 482BG Alconbury 4/44; Transferred: 366BS/305BG [KY-A] Chelveston 16/5/44; MIA Hamburg 18/6/44 Pilot: Col Ernest Lawson (C.O.), Co-Pilot: Capt Homer Claymore, Navigator: Capt Gene Mack, ex/n-Capt Dave Dunagin, m/op-Lt Dick Bushnell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Martin Glassman, Radio Operator: Littleton Taylor, Waist Gunner: Bill Georske, Waist Gunner: Roger Lord, Tail Gunner: Lt Doug McLeod (10KIA); Bombardier: Steve Wurtz (POW); direct flak hit knocked off tail, crashed Deutche Werft Factory, Norderel Strasse, Hamburg, Germany. MACR 5939.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31528

B-17 #42-31528

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; New York 8/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG Chelveston 28/12/43; assigned Bordeaux 31/12/43 with John Quillman, Co-pilot: Ralph Blake, Navigator: John Repetti, Bombardier: Adolph Erikson (4 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Groenschen, Radio Operator: Bob Cove, Ball turret gunner: Everett Esch, Waist gunner: Pat McHugh, Waist gunner: John Vasos, Tail gunner: Martin McCormick (6 Returned to Duty); crash landed Ashridge, Hertfordshire, UK; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 3/1/44.

B-17 #42-107134 / Round Trip

B-17 #42-107134 / Round Trip

Delivered Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 12/3/44; Presque Is 5/4/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG [O] Knettishall 6/4/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Lt Gaylon 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44. ROUND TRIP.

B-17 #42-102601 / Bolo Babe

B-17 #42-102601 / Bolo Babe

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned: 546BS/384BG [BK-K] Grafton Underwood 24/5/44; battle damage Mannheim Pilot: Joseph G. Hartness, Jr.‘ 9/9/44; crash-landed France, Salvaged.