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 #42-31047 / Little Duchess aka Wolverine

42-31047 / Little Duchess aka Wolverine

Delivered Cheyenne 11/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 20/10/43; Missing in Action 19m Brunswick 30/1/44 with Bob Deering, Navigator: Dave Barer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wardell Horne, Radio Operator: Andy Richards, Ball turret gunner: Floyd Husvar, Waist gunner: Lloyd Jackson, Waist gunner: Wallace Scott,Tail gunner: Loren Sandford (8 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Williams, Bombardier: Paul Crabtree (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed on a street between Kohle & Ottbergen, six miles E of Hildesheim, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2243. LITTLE DUCHESS aka WOLVERINE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38009

43-38009

Delivered Cheyenne 3/7/44; Kearney 12/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 21/7/44; MIA Stuttgart 13/9/44 Pilot: Albt Davis, Dick Wessel (2POW); Fred Ostler, Jenner De Santis, John Godfrey, Teofilio Crixel, Larry Roony, Don Garry, Oscar Jensen (7KIA); flak, crashed Hochheim, Germany. MACR 8855.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8121

44-8121

Del Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 10/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG Lavenham 10/8/44; battle damaged Darmstadt 24/12/44 with Lloyd S. Reed; force landed continent; Sal; Missing Air Crew Report 11561.

B-17 #44-8311 / Terry’s Tiger

44-8311 / Terry’s Tiger

Delivered Hunter 7/8/44; Atlanta 13/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-P] Bassingbourn 10/9/44; battle damaged {20m} Altenbeken 26/11/44 with Tom Martin, Co-pilot: George Miller; enemy aircraft hit #1 & 3, crash landed Denain/Prouvy A/fd, Fr; as aircraft bellied in killed woman and two children ran in panic; Salvaged 11/12/44; TERRY’S TIGER.

B-17 #42-3359

42-3359

Delivered Denver 25/5/43; Dow Fd 9/7/43; Assigned HQ Bovingdon; Salvaged n/battle damaged with Albert Lentz 23/12/44.

B-17 #41-2525 / Madame X

41-2525 / Madame X

Delivered Ogden 25/1/42; Hill 15/2/42; Cheyenne 11/4/42; Lowry 5/5/42; Hamilton 27/5/42; slated RAF but transferred 98BS/11BG Hawaii; transferred 31BS/5BG Guadalcanal; at least eight missions, three Japanese aircraft to its credit along with one warship sunk during the Battle of Midway; Missing in Action Kahilia, Bougainville, 10/6/43 with Richard Snoddy, plus crew ?, simply FTR. Missing Air Crew Report 799. MADAM X.

B-17 #38-584

38-584

Delivered Salt Lake City 7-Sep-40; Lowry 24-Jul-43; to Class 26 Hobbs. NM ; Written off 17-Oct-43. It was one of the aircraft that played the part of B-17 ‚Mary-Ann‘ in the film ‚Air Force‘, which was released in 1943 by Warner Bros.

B-17 #42-97273 / Aces & Ates

42-97273 / Aces & Ates

Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Dalhart 1/3/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned: 546BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 9/4/44; MIA Munich 12/7/44 Pilot: Jim Roseborough, Vince Matlack, Howard Ford, Vic Brecht (4KIA); Seymour Saslow, John Fletcher, Lee Bedsted, Melvin Gerhold. old, Lou Raines (5POW); flak, crashed Munich; MACR 7568. ACES & EIGHTS.