„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 42-29612


Delivered Denver 17/1/43; Salina 26/1/43; Assigned 49BS/2BG Kearney 4/2/43; mech. failure caused taxi accident with George Robinson 13/2/43; Orlando 11/3/43; Nashville 10/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; transferred 325BS/92BG [JW-J] (& 326BS) Alconbury 25/4/43; Missing in Action Hannover 26/7/43 with Capt Blair Belongia, Co-pilot: George Davies, Navigator: Tom Eaton, Bombardier: – Oakes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Few, Radio Operator: Jim Lovett, Ball turret gunner: Sam Purcels, Waist gunner: – Combs, Waist gunner: Stan Story,Tail gunner: Joe Walsh (10 Returned to Duty); enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, ditched off Sheringham, Norfolk, UK, but crew picked up by ASC. No MACR.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3283 / Yankee Queen

42-3283 / Yankee Queen

Delivered Denver 22/4/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-E] Framlingham 25/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 17m battle damaged Hanau 4/10/43 with Harry O’Neal, Co-pilot: Frank Sances, Navigator: Draper Hand, Bombardier: Joe Krapley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie Rape, Radio Operator: Warren Irving, Ball turret gunner: Chas Zakzeski, Waist gunner: Chas Stafford,Tail gunner: Stan Michaels; (all 10 wia but Returned to Duty). #3 on fire and crash landed at Earls Colne base, near Bird in Hand pub, one 1,000lb bombs exploded before others made safe; Salvaged 30/1/44. YANKEE QUEEN.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37766 / Dolores

43-37766 / Dolores

Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/44; Hunter 2/6/44; Grenier 14/6/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [H] Glatton 17/6/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Earl Morrow, Co-pilot: Bill Stemach, Navigator: George Schaffer, Bombardier: Sam Lisica, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cliff Upton, Waist gunner: Harry Panell (6 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Chas Lindquist, Ball turret gunner: Bob Koerner,Tail gunner: Joe Salerno (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Volkstedt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 10318. DOLORES.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39165


Delivered Lincoln 22/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-C] Kimbolton 7/1/45; transferred 836BS/487BG Lavenham 22/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39875 / Buzz Blonde

42-39875 / Buzz Blonde

Delivered Long Beach 27/9/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-N] Molesworth 14/1/44, 427BS [GN-N]; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with Grafton Smith, Melvin Alderman, D.L. Massingill, George Parker, Ray Miller, Albt Dussliere, Melvin Howell (7 Returned to Duty); Edwin Gardner, Bill Dohm (2 Prisoner of War); 100m, sal 6/2/45. BUZZ BLONDE.

B-17 #42-97861 / Iza Vailable III

42-97861 / Iza Vailable III

Delivered Tulsa 19/3/44; Kearney 15/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-C] Molesworth 31/5/44; battle damaged Cologne 15/1/45 with Roy Stration, Dave Schroll, Tom Donahue, Gordon Bays, Bill Rhores, Chas Knowles, Bob Koci, Gordon Maxson (8 Returned to Duty); Marion Modney {tg} (Killed in Action); force landed continent, Salvaged. IZA VAILABLE III.