„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 42-5344 / Belching Buzzard

42-5344 / Belching Buzzard

Delivered Cheyenne 16/11/42; West Palm Beach 12/12/42; Assigned 419BS/301BG Biskra 20/12/42; Ain M’Lila 17/1/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Oudna 6/8/43; {76m} transferred 429BS/2BG Massicault 14/11/43; Bizerte 2/12/43; Amendola 9/12/43; {20m} 346BS/99BG Tortorella 28/3/44; {0m} Returned to the USA Tinker 22/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Arledge Fd 22/11/44. BELCHING BUZZARD.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30931

42-30931

Delivered Dallas 23/8/43; Tinker 22/12/43; 3017 BU 2/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 30/8/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24441 / Francis X

41-24441 / Francis X

Assigned 326BS/92BG Bangor 31-Jul-42; 326BS/97BG Polebrook 12-Aug-42. Missing in Action 21-Oct-42 while on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens. 6KIA 4POW. FRANCIS X. No MACR issued.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30832

42-30832

Delivered Cheyenne 5/8/43; Gr Isle 14/8/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 18/9/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with Francis Hoey, Co-pilot: John Harr, Navigator: Stan Silverman, Bombardier: Jim Morrow, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Sandford, Radio Operator: Rob Randall, Ball turret gunner: Bill Tremper, Waist gunner: Neil Brennan, Waist gunner: Gerald Brennan,Tail gunner: Walt Townsend (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Schwerinsdorf, 17 miles NE of Leer, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1328.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97737

42-97737

Delivered Denver 10/2/44; 1SAG Langley 4/4/44; Morrison 26/4/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 8/5/44; 774BS/463BG Celone 5/44; Missing in Action Linz 29/11/44 with Pilot: Jerre Atchinson, Co-pilot: Clarry Pratt, Bombardier: Stephen Kennedy, Radio Operator: Marvin McCloud, Waist gunner: Conrad Stinde, Waist gunner: Fay Wyman,Tail gunner: Jim Koch (7 Killed in Action); Navigator: Addison Goodell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Kenneth Knaack, Ball turret gunner: Albert Schneider 3wia, but survived; ship crashed during take off; Missing Air Crew Report 10627.

B-17 #42-107036 / Big Noise II

42-107036 / Big Noise II

Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Dow Fd 15/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 3/5/44; transferred 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with John Sorensen, Co-pilot: Albt Weibel, Navigator: Curtis Patterson, Bombardier: Jerome Morse, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Criswell, Radio Operator: Deryl Gotcher, Ball turret gunner: Bob Brown, Waist gunner: Bill Hammock, Waist gunner: Norman Katt,Tail gunner: Andy Treloar (10INT); flak, force landed Rinkaby, Sweden. Missing Air Crew Report 6237. Returned to the USA Bradley 30/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 4/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 22/12/45. BIG NOISE II.