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 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5805

42-5805

Delivered Long Beach 17/1/43; Walker 28/2/43; Tinker 31/3/43; Smoky Hill 17/4/43; Assigned 306BG Thurleigh 27/4/43; transferred 96BG Andrews Fd, then Snetterton; severe battle damaged with ? 16/6/43; Salvaged 17/6/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5803

42-5803

Delivered Long Beach 11/2/43; Tinker 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 94BG Earls Colne 17/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Salvaged 18/7/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5730

42-5730

Delivered Tulsa 18/10/42; Rapid City 25/11/42; Geiger 28/3/43; Walla Walla 18/7/43; Written off 20/11/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5726

42-5726

Delivered Tulsa 11/10/42; Blythe 28/12/42; Dalhart 16/5/43; Tinker 21/6/43; Dalhart 10/7/43; with Bob Sieker force landed Clovis, Nm 10/3/44; 242 BU Gr Isle 23/6/44; 6BG Gr Isle 29/8/44; 4100 BU Patterson 1/9/44; 232 BU Dalhart 4/9/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 7/6/45.

B-17 #42-2979

42-2979

Assigned 97BG Salina 29/11/42; transferred Biskra 21/1/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs, Tun. 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; transferred 49BS/2BG Massicault 14/11/43; Bizerte 2/12/43; Amendola 9/12/43; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 28/3/44; {1m} transferred 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Nis, Yugo 16/4/44 with Ira Warburton, Burnette, Bueker, O’Brien (4 Killed in Action); Holcom, Jeffers, Brynjldsen, Cardone, Clos (6 Returned to Duty); flak damage. Missing Air Crew Report 3908.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97471 / Male Call

42-97471 / Male Call

Delivered Cheyenne 25/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 457BG [N] Glatton 27/1/44; transferred 532BS/381BG [VE-N] Ridgewell 11/3/44; {1m} crash landed base ex-Frankfurt 20/3/44 with Bernard Beckman, Cp-Capt Doug Winter{threw wrong switch – u/c coll}, Navigator: Dave Brophy, Bombardier: George Speer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Dirling, Radio Operator: Abe Levine, Ball turret gunner: Gerald Frain, Waist gunner: Rob Rush. Weg-Bob Luth,Tail gunner: Nick Rossi (10 Returned to Duty); Salvaged 2 SAD 21/3/44.

B-17 #42-3343 / Slick Chick

42-3343 / Slick Chick

Delivered Denver 15/5/43; Presque Is 13/6/43; Assigned 32BS/301BG St Donat 14/6/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; 78m became weather ship /44; depot 6/10/44; Salvaged 11/7/45. SLICK CHICK.

B-17 #41-24457 / Aztec’s Curse

41-24457 / Aztec’s Curse

Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/42; Lowry 3/8/42; Assigned 26BS/11BG Wheeler Fd, Hawaii 21/8/42; transferred 31BS/5BG Guadalcanal 2/43; damaged on landing 23/4/43 when ground looped with Capt Leon Rockwell; salvaged but Written off 30/4/45. AZTEC’S CURSE.