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 43-37824

43-37824

Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/44; Hunter 5/6/44; Grenier 15/6/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 19/6/44; 729BS; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 5/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 10/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85701

44-85701

Delivered Louisville 3/5/45; Syracuse 5/6/45; 593 BU Charleston 28/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37986

42-37986

Delivered Denver 5/11/43; Kearney 14/11/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-K] Ridgewell 15/1/44; {2} Missing in Action Wilhelmshaven 3/3/44 with Bob Rogers, Co-pilot: Edgar Mills, Navigator: Francis McGrath, Bombardier: Harry Taylor, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russ Meyer, Radio Operator: John Moses, Ball turret gunner: Elbert Casey, Waist gunner: Philip Poch, Waist gunner: Cecil Jernigan,Tail gunner: Warren Taylor (10 Prisoner of War); mid-air coll, crashed Mrs Doojes’ land at Lutje-Saaksum, near Baflo, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 2737.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102910

42-102910

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/44; Lockbourn 24/4/44; 3017 BU Hobbs 2/6/44; 3036 BU Yuma 15/7/45; 3026 BU Luke 22/8/45; 3017 BU Hobbs 16/10/45; 34701 BU Amarillo 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 6/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97682

42-97682

Delivered Denver 26/1/44; 1SAG Langley 13/3/44; Grenier 27/4/44; Assigned (H2X) 482BG Alconbury 31/4/44; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-V] Thorpe Abbotts 21/5/45; 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 42-29937

42-29937

Delivered 13/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned: 306BS/306BG [BO-N] Thurleigh 23/5/43; Transferred: 525BS/379BG [FR-C] Kimbolton 27/6/43; MIA Rennes 23/9/43 Pilot: Leslie Braidenthal, Bombardier: George Padgett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fred Small, Radio Operator: Jim McKinley, Ball Turret Gunner: Mike Pitzo, Waist Gunner: Joe Mayo, Waist Gunner: Gordon Shaw, Tail Gunner: Waldo Rickett (8POW), Co-Pilot: Arnold Wornson, Navigator: Sid Elskes (2EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed Rennes, Fr. MACR 1051.