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

Die Boeing B-17 Fliegende Festung im Zweiten Weltkrieg mit einer Datenbank über das Schicksal 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 #42-107229 / Rowdy Rebel

B-17 #42-107229 / Rowdy Rebel

Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 11/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 1/5/44; MIA Rechlin 25/8/44 Pilot: E.Henningson, H.Manuel, A.Wallstrom, Chas McGuire, O.Lumpkin, W.Holloman, L.Plant, H.Long (9RTD); ditched Channel, crew rescued. ROWDY REBEL.

B-17 #42-107007 / She-Hasta

B-17 #42-107007 / She-Hasta

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Presque Is 2/3/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-B] Thorpe Abbotts 6/3/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Bill Greiner, Co-pilot: Jim Coccia, Navigator: Bob Fulkerson, Bombardier: Bob Marsho, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Vuchetich, Radio Operator: Harry Whitford, Ball turret gunner: Frank Madrid,Tail gunner: Henry Feldkamp (8POW-drifted ashore on Ameland four days later); Waist gunner: Bernie Baumgarten (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d engine and dropped back before another attack by Me 262 jet, ditched North Sea, N of Ameland Is, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 7815. SHE-HAS TA.

B-17 #42-39782 / Pistol Packin‘ Mama

B-17 #42-39782 / Pistol Packin‘ Mama

Delivered Long Beach 29/8/43; Scott 19/9/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-M] Kimbolton 21/10/43, then 526BS [LF-M]; Missing in Action Frankfurt 8/2/44 with Herb Rossberg, Bombardier: Jim Dougherty, Waist gunner: Alby Paplaskas (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Matt Bauer, Ball turret gunner: Ed Dugan{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Thurman Smotherman,Tail gunner: Fred Brown (4 Prisoner of War); Navigator: John Kupsick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Atkinson, Radio Operator: George Bennett (3 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed Amy A/fd, four miles SW of Roye, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 2880. PISTOL PACKIN’ MAMA.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97083 / Flatbush Floogie

B-17 #42-97083 / Flatbush Floogie

Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Grenier 11/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green [9Z-Q] 16/3/44; Missing in Action Poznan 11/4/44 with Tom Gardner, Co-pilot: Carl West, Navigator: Jacob Brown, Bombardier: Jack Botham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leo Varner, Radio Operator: Lucius Birbeck, Ball turret gunner: Ray Stewart, Waist gunner: Henderson Head, Waist gunner: Alex Shewchuk,Tail gunner: Ray Cutshall (10 Prisoner of War); on return flak KOs two engines, crashed shallow water five miles W of Schillig, at mouth of River Jadebuesen, NW of Wilhelmshaven, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3932. FLATBUSH FLOOGIE.

B-17 #44-8691 / Li’l Wampus aka Betsy

B-17 #44-8691 / Li’l Wampus aka Betsy

Delivered Lincoln 22/11/44; Grenier 14/12/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 16/12/44 BETSY; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. LITTLE WAMPUS.

B-17 #43-38366 / Flak Flirter

B-17 #43-38366 / Flak Flirter

Delivered Cheyenne 26/7/44; Kearney 3/8/44; Dow Fd 10/8/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 13/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45. FLAK FLIRTER.

B-17 #43-38195

B-17 #43-38195

Delivered Cheyenne 6/7/44; Kearney 18/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 4/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26/11/45.

B-17 #44-83264 / Scrappy Jr.

B-17 #44-83264 / Scrappy Jr.

Delivered Lincoln 17/1/45; Dow Fd 8/2/45; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 1/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45. SCRAPPY JR.

B-17 #43-39326 / Flak Shy Lady

B-17 #43-39326 / Flak Shy Lady

Delivered Lincoln 12/2/45; Bangor 1/3/45; Assigned 728BS/452BG Returned to the USA Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. FLAK-SHY LADY.

B-17 #42-3381

B-17 #42-3381

Delivered Denver 31/5/43; Dow Fd 9/7/43; Assigned 12 AF 13/7/43; Missing in Action 4/11/43, flak.