„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 43-38922

43-38922

Delivered Lincoln 11/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-D] Horham 24/10/44; battle damaged Nurnberg 20/2/45 with F. Beard; force landed A-87 Charleroi, Bel; 7m, sal 7/3/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31233

42-31233

Delivered Cheyenne 6/10/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Wilmington 28/10/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN- ] Molesworth 18/11/43; {5m} Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Franklin Leve, Co-pilot: Dick Libbee, Navigator: Dick Morehead, Bombardier: Dennis Murphy, Radio Operator: Percy Craig, Ball turret gunner: Ed Drees, Waist gunner: Olly Keefer, Waist gunner: Frank Midkiff (8 Killed in Action), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Spross,Tail gunner: Armond Van Landingham (2 Prisoner of War); hit by ME110, crashed between Bremen and German coast. Missing Air Crew Report 1707.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31232

42-31232

Delivered Boeing Mat Com 22/10/43; 2511 BU Bryan 9/6/44; 571 BU Greensboro 7/11/45; 2511 BU Bryan 9/12/45; 4121 BU Kelly 12/12/45; 2621 BU Barksdale 31/12/45; 613 BU Phillips 24/6/46; 554 BU Memphis 13/8/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 38-266

38-266

Delivered March Field 20-Dec-39; Assigned 44RSq Albrook, Canal Zone 3-Jun-41; Atkinson (British Guiana) 20-Aug-41 then Guatemala; Returned to the USA, with R.E. Robinson, crashed near Comfort, Texas, 14-Feb-42; Salvaged 15-Feb-42. Never used in combat, never served in UK.

B-17 #42-31473 / My Baby

42-31473 / My Baby

Delivered Cheyenne 5/11/43; Gt Falls 10/11/43; Gr Island 26/11/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG Tortorella 31/12/43 (first G in sqd); {29m} transferred 20BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Missing in Action (95m) Moravska Ostrova, Czech. 29/8/44 with Bob McCloskey, Navigator: Willard Netzley, Bombardier: John Curran, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Jones (4 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Harry Helveston(died next day in German hospital), Bombardier: John Curran, Radio Operator: Edwin Everett, Ball turret gunner: Luther Durrette, Waist gunner: Chas Munden, Waist gunner: Harry Schirmer,Tail gunner: Elmer Pruitt (6 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Bohmen, Czech; Missing Air Crew Report 8109. MY BABY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83260

44-83260

Delivered Lincoln 15/1/45; Grenier 6/2/45; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-C] Podington 4/3/45; Missing in Action Kassel 9/3/45 with Fred Stewart, Jacob Levine, Bob Stone, Melvin Miller, John Castello, George Tovey, Bob Maccini, John Lima (8 Killed in Action); Bob Bouck, Chester Mazur (2 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Kassel. Missing Air Crew Report 12938