„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 42-3261 / Short Stride IV

42-3261 / Short Stride IV

Delivered Denver 16/4/43; Bangor 22/5/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-Q] Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Hamburg 13/12/43 with George Parker, Co-pilot: Rosaire Bilodeau, Bombardier: Graham Ladd (3 Killed in Action); Navigator: John Adams, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Brown, Radio Operator: Leo Bennett, Ball turret gunner: Leon Kessenger, Waist gunner: Alan White, Waist gunner: Jim Berry,Tail gunner: Joe Matuknis (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft and flak, aircraft exploded, crashed Pulverweg, near Hamburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1655. SHORT STRIDE IV.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3281 / The Mary R.

42-3281 / The Mary R.

Delivered Denver 23/4/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW- ] Andrews Fd 30/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Hannover 26/7/43 with Frank Spino, Co-pilot: Ira Middaugh, Navigator: Les Hawley, Bombardier: Tony Grasso, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Geese, Radio Operator: Armando Cieri, Ball turret gunner: Leon Donaldson, Waist gunner: George Strauss, Waist gunner: Orville Williams,Tail gunner: Fred Taylor (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, crashed Eindorf, near Walsrode, 30 miles E of Bremen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 96. THE MARY R.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8582

44-8582

Delivered Cheyenne 28/10/44; Hunter 3/12/44; Dow Fd 13/12/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG PFF Amendola 24/12/44; Salvaged 9AF 3/7/46.

B-17 #42-31193 / Little Boots

42-31193 / Little Boots

Delivered Cheyenne 29/9/43; Gt Falls 14/10/43; Scott 21/10/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-B] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Capt. Robert Beers, Co-pilot: Howard Byrne, Navigator: Harry Gershon, Bombardier: Bill Ritch, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Young (5 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Nunzio Paola, Ball turret gunner: Allen Craft, Waist gunner: Franklin Grigg, Waist gunner: Ken Lynn, Tail gunner: John Turvey (5 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #3, wing on fire, crashed Worms, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2274. LITTLE BOOTS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6125

44-6125

Delivered Tulsa 8/5/44; Boca Raton 18/7/44; 3035 BU Victorville 20/11/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6251

44-6251

Delivered Hunter 15/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 3/7/44; crashed on take off with Paul Gilles 1/2/45; Salvaged 3/2/45.