„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 41-2651

41-2651

Delivered Lowry 5/3/42; with Walter Howard crashed on take off 22/3/42, rep; Boise 13/9/42; Biggs 3/11/42; Wendover 9/12/42; 2137 BU Hendricks 28/5/43. Written off 5/7/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38476

43-38476

Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 18/8/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-P] Thorpe Abbotts 13/9/44; transferred 482BG Alconbury 20/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45.

B-17 #42-5234

42-5234

Delivered Cheyenne 23/10/42; Wayne Co 2/12/42; Dorval 11/12/42; Gander-Prestwick 7/1/43 with Chas Rector, to RAF [FA707]; 206 Sq (VX-S) Benbecula, Scot. 27/7/43; Azores 23/10/43; 220 Sq (NR-Z) Lagens, Azores 14/6/44; while escorting US troopship, aircraft sustained trouble in three engines with P/O Eric McElwick, F/O Cleland Lamb, T. Lyle, G. King, N. Ryan, R. Taylor, H. Cousins, H. Dominic, R. Knight; pilot feathered props only to be forced to ditch 70 miles east of Sao Miguel 26/7/44; crew all rescued by Portuguese vessel Lourenco Marques. Salvaged.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31710 / The Savage

42-31710 / The Savage

Delivered Cheyenne 9/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Romulus 7/1/44; Presque Is 9/1/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-P/F] Thorpe Abbotts 20/1/44; Missing in Action La Glacerie 8/5/44 with Don Riggle, Co-pilot: Joe King, Navigator: Wayne Pankhurst, Bombardier: Ken Hurst, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Scott, Radio Operator: Carl Glade, Ball turret gunner: Bob Marcell,Tail gunner: Glyn Matthews (8 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Bob Marbach, Waist gunner: Gil Sandoval (2 Killed in Action); ship dropped behind formation and disappeared to crashed Handrup, near Lengerich, 31 miles S of Bremen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4578. THE SAVAGE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8752

44-8752

Delivered Cheyenne 14/12/44; Hunter 2/1/45; Grenier 3/2/45; Assigned 490BG Debach; transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-O] Thorpe Abbotts 5/2/45; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 2/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2652

41-2652

Delivered Lowry 5/3/42; Assigned 19BG Hawaii 13/4/42; crashed Mt Fox, Ewan, near Palumba, NQ, Aus. 7/5/42 with Edward C. Habberstad; Written off 31/10/44.