„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 #42-30367 / Flak Happy

42-30367 / Flak Happy

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gore 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-Y] Snetterton 1/7/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Edmund Bolstad, Co-pilot: Harry Sharpe, Navigator: Jim Montague, Bombardier: Chas Fuller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Doyle Reavis, Waist gunner: Ken Sigleer, Waist gunner: Oscar Kassebrock (7 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Dave Sweeney, Ball turret gunner: Dan McElvain,Tail gunner: Warren McFadden (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Neuscharrel, 15 miles SW of Bad Zwischenahn, Ger.; Missing Air Crew Report 852. FLAK HAPPY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3276

42-3276

Delivered Denver 19/4/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned Soxo with Reed Prov BG?; ground looped at Bluie West One, Narsarssuak, Greenland 8/6/43 returning to collect paperwork prior to heading for UK, tyre blew on heavy landing and left runway, with Chas Mauldin, Co-pilot: Vernon Deehr, Navigator: Ray Maillox, Bombardier: John Crawford, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Fergusen, Radio Operator: Bill Cloud, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vernon Bennett, Radio Operator: Bob Walker, Waist gunner: T.E.Halbert, Waist gunner: Bill Russi. (10 Returned to Duty); Con Salvaged Ugly 12/6/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3278

42-3278

Delivered Denver 20/4/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned Freeman Goodman Prov Grp at Gander, Newfoundland where maintenance crewmen left work on ship uncompleted 3/6/43, but next day engineers Sgts Leon Galloway & Hartis Hamlin without checking status of ship started engine and it caught fire, (2 Returned to Duty) 4/6/43; Assigned Occident 29/6/43; Returned to the USA 53 RNC Sq Grenier 24/10/43; Tinker 24/4/44; Grenier NOR ATC TSP 16/6/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8581

44-8581

Delivered Cheyenne 27/10/44; Hunter 28/11/44; Dow Fd 22/2/45; Assigned 429BS/2BG PFF Amendola 28/12/44; Re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 19/11/47.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3244 / Widow Maker

42-3244 / Widow Maker

Delivered Cheyenne 7/4/43; Morrison 16/5/43; Assigned 416BS/99BG Oudna 3/9/43; transferred 414BS/97BG Depienne 14/11/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; Missing in Action Steyr, Aus. 2/4/44 with Bob Oleson, Beckwith, Nash, Wilmot, Kozakiewicz, Balnaves, Wilson, Ferreira, Reno; enemy aircraft, crashed near Ostario, Missing Air Crew Report 3639. WIDOW MAKER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3280 / Cherokee Maid

42-3280 / Cherokee Maid

Delivered Denver 22/4/43; Presque Is 27/5/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-M] Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action t/o Wilhelmshaven 26/7/43 with Harry Alsop, Navigator: Chas Mathes, Bombardier: Lero Poduszczak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Browne{drowned and found near Sylt}, Radio Operator: Glen Sheets, Ball turret gunner: Howard Battise{body washed up 29/8/43 at Vesterveistadt}, Waist gunner: Romeo Varacchi, Waist gunner: Irwin Sewell,Tail gunner: Frank Boyd (9 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bruce Kreischer (Prisoner of War); ditched Baltic Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 84. CHEROKEE MAID.