„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 43-37840

43-37840

Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Grenier 26/6/44. Assigned 836BS/487BG [2G- ] Lavenham 30/6/44. On 20 July1944 was involved in a mid-air collision with B-24H 42-52588 ‚Annie‘ piloted by David Ozbolton whilst on a bombing practice mission with Capt Paul Stults, Co-pilot: Eldridge Thomas, Navigator: Chas Heil, Bombardier: Lester Walters, pass-T/Sgt Pete CastilloRIP of Injuries 12 Aug, (5 Killed in Service). Howard Parris, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Melvin Brown, Radio Operator: Chas Shaffer, Waist gunner: Julius Brown, passenger -Lt Russ Grantham (6 Returned to Duty). Crashed between Clapstile Far, and Officers Club on base. Salvaged 21/7/44.

B-17 #42-97330 / Chug-A-Lug II (IV)

42-97330 / Chug-A-Lug II (IV)

Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/44; Hunter 9/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 24/4/44; Missing in Action {33+m} Hamburg 6/11/44 with Julius Levitoff, tog-Joe Ward, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alf Kreutz, Radio Operator: Gil Menendez, Ball turret gunner: Carl Gates, Waist gunner: Tony Skrinski,Tail gunner: Bruce Hillard (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: John Champion, Navigator: Joe Byrnes (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Rothenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 10154. CHUG-A-LUG II (IV).

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102870 / Chistlin Daddies

42-102870 / Chistlin Daddies

Delivered Cheyenne 14/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Dow Fd 11/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG [P] Knettishall 12/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Lt Fitzpatrick 21/6/44; Salvaged 24/7/44. CHRISTLIN DADDIES.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8179 / Cadet Nurse aka Yankee Wolf

44-8179 / Cadet Nurse aka Yankee Wolf

Delivered Dallas 30/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 22/8/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-L] Horham 25/8/44; 335BS [OE-T]; 344BS [BG-S] battle damaged Cologne 17/10/44 with John Miller, Bombardier: Art Scroggins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Manuel Houlis, – Harris pass), all [wia; Navigator: Lt David E Tyrrell; – Davis (Killed in Action); ? (5 Prisoner of War); crash landed Belgium. Repaired and returned to group, battle damaged Nurnberg 20/2/45 with John Roy; attacked by Me 163, force landed between Beauraing and Winnene, near Florennes, Bel; rep; with R.E. Parker, force landed A-78 Florennes AF, Bel; 26m, sal 9AF Germany 10/5/46. CADET NURSE aka YANKEE WOLF.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31431

42-31431

Delivered Cheyenne 4/11/43; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 23/12/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Merlin Chardi, Co-pilot: Capt Campbell Palfrey, Navigator: Dewayne Pohl, Bombardier: Frank Stumpf, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Sheppard, Radio Operator: Rich Adams, Ball turret gunner: Jim Magruder, Waist gunner: John Leonard, Waist gunner: Ernie Lacross,Tail gunner: Larry House (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Ottweiler, between Alschbach & Niederwurzbach, nine miles E of Saarbrucken, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2891.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102418

42-102418

Cheyenne 3/3/44; Hunter 12/3/44; Dow Fd 9/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-M] Nuthampstead 24/4/44; 601BS; battle damaged Germersheim, Ger 13/1/45 with Larry Delancy; crew OK; on return crash landed RAF Woodbridge, Sfk, UK; Salvaged 14/1/45.