B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies Die legendäre Boeing B-17 Fliegende Festung im Zweiten Weltkrieg und das Schicksal zu 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 #44-8390 / Garbage Cannie aka Tennessee Sunshine

44-8390 / Garbage Cannie aka Tennessee Sunshine

Delivered Dallas 27/8/44; Langley 23/9/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned 353BS/301BG PFF Lucera 1/11/44; Missing in Action Brux 4/3/45 with Ralph Walter Sommers, Kostantacos, Epstein, Spangler, Kern, McGinness, Littlefield (7 EVD/RTD); Dutton, Hays, Moller (3 KIA); flak, ditched Adriatic Sea; 7 evaded capture & ret; 3 KIA; Missing Air Crew Report 12917. GARBAGE CANNIE.

B-17 #42-30607 / Pat Hand

42-30607 / Pat Hand

Delivered Cheyenne 28/6/43; Kearney 14/7/43; Dow Fd 18/7/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW- ] Snetterton 18/7/43; Missing in Action Paris 15/9/43 with Ken Murphy, Co-pilot: John Young, Navigator: Dave Lachterman, Bombardier: Myron Newell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vernon Mullin, Radio Operator: Fred Sheldon, Ball turret gunner: Ray Orloski, Waist gunner: Clarry Heidrich,Tail gunner: Bill Mings, obs-Lt John Jackson (10 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Sol Ferrucci (Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Paris city centre; Missing Air Crew Report 728. PAT HAND.

B-17 #42-31076 / Chief Sly’s Son

42-31076 / Chief Sly’s Son

Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Gr Island 3/10/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [0R-L] Bassingbourn 16/10/43; transferred 322BS [LG-X]; Missing in Action 18m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with J. C. Page, Navigator: Larry Lynch, Bombardier: Bill Stevenson, Radio Operator: Albt Macos, Ball turret gunner: Arlie Wotring, Waist gunner: Jim Alfred, Waist gunner: Chas Brokke,Tail gunner: Warren Oliver (8 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Tom Butler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Art Ginder (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft set wing on fire then ship exploded, crashed Schmede, near Dummer Lake, seven miles SW of Diepholz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1919. CHIEF SLY’S SON.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6582

44-6582

Delivered Lincoln 13/8/44; Grenier 26/7/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 28/9/44; MIA Mannheim 21/1/45 Pilot: Winfred Lenocker, Dick Jackson, Don Blair, Stan Roof, Lou Rotella, Bob Roth, Clayton McClelland, Jack Putnam, Heine Reiser (9POW); flak, crashed Heimerdingen, Germany. MACR 11827.

B-17 #42-31983 / Mary Alice

42-31983 / Mary Alice

Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-G] Deenethorpe 7/3/44; detailed Munich 13/7/44 with L.H. Haskett, Tail gunner: Ed Page (Killed in Action); Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/11/45. MARY ALICE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8201 / Rosalie Ann II

44-8201 / Rosalie Ann II

Delivered Dallas 7/7/44; Langley 9/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/9/44; transferred 729BS. Ground looped at Gt Ashfield with Wilfred Foeste 7/12/44. Missing in Action Bad Kreuznach 2/1/45 with Bill McDougall, Co-pilot: Dick Vine, Navigator: Joe Bachner, Bombardier: Howard Koratsky, Radio Operator: Don Achenbach, m/op- Lt Lew Kamas, Waist gunner: Clyde Richardson,Tail gunner: Capt Ralph Martin (8 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albin Martinek (Killed in Action); direct flak hit between #3 and #4, crashed 20 miles from Tier, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 11257. ROSALLE ANN II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38921

43-38921

Delivered Lincoln 11/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned: as SH ship 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 24/10/44; MIA Bad Krueznach, Germany. 2/1/45 Pilot: Capt Ralph Jones, Ross Cullen, Ray Childers, Joe Manganello, John Mann, Lt Francis Cusick {mickey op}, John Gabel, Lt Ed Hood {tg} (8KIA); John Everhart (POW); flak, crashed Bitburg, Ger. MACR 11225.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31145 / Hi Jinx

42-31145 / Hi Jinx

Delivered Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 6/10/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-N] Thurleigh 19/11/43; transferred 708BS/447BG Rattlesden /44; Missing in Action Evreux 6/2/44 with Allen Reed, Co-pilot: Arthur Clark, Navigator: Jim Campbell, Bombardier: Tom Wilkins (4 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Davidge, Radio Operator: Edmund Harma, Ball turret gunner: Paul Boles, Waist gunner: Jim Alexander, Waist gunner: Ben Denny,Tail gunner: Bob Russ (6 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Wissous, near Paris-Orly, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 2353.