„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 43-38858


Delivered Lincoln 30/9/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-J] Podington 30/12/44; battle damaged Chemnitz 2/3/45 with ?; force landed Germany, Salvaged 17/3/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6298 / White Cargo / Heavenly Body

44-6298 / White Cargo / Heavenly Body

Delivered Kearney 28/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-A] Bassingbourn 22/7/44; Missing in Action {32m} Merseburg 2/11/44 with Russell Brown, Navigator: Bill Marsh, Radio Operator: John Lombardi, Ball turret gunner: Ernie Alvarez, Waist gunner: Norville Strong,Tail gunner: Max Newman (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Don Kitzman, Bombardier: Ray Rietschel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Boettke (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft caused damage so dropping back, and was hit again, crashed Neugattersleben, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 10142; HEAVENLY BODY aka WHITE CARGO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97261


Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Dalhart 28/2/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-P] Kimbolton 8/4/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 20/6/44 with Jim Wheat, Co-pilot: Leslie Neilsen, Navigator: Walt Cooney, Bombardier: George Berner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Calvin Deckor, Radio Operator: George Maisch, Ball turret gunner: Bill Sullivan, Waist gunner: Bob Mercado,Tail gunner: Alvin Carter (9 Returned to Duty); flak, on return ditched North Sea eight miles off Gt Yarmouth, Nfk, UK, all rescued.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102956 / Doc’s Flying Circus aka Girl Of My Dreams

42-102956 / Doc’s Flying Circus aka Girl Of My Dreams

Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 23/5/44 GIRL OF MY DREAMS; Missing in Action Derben 14/1/45 with Paul Goodrich, Len Losch (2 Killed in Action); Ray Thomas, Erwin Lutzer, Frank Piston, Jim Thomas, George Zadzora, Jim Horan, Ralph Spence (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Vietnitz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11726. DOC’S FLYING CIRCUS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31512 / Ice Cold Katie

42-31512 / Ice Cold Katie

Delivered Denver 13/11/43; Gt Falls 15/11/43; Denver 22/11/43; Kearney 27/11/43; Presque Is 25/12/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-H] Framlingham 2/1/44; suffered n/battle damaged hitting tree at Grundisburgh Hall, Sfk, being slow timed on 2/6/44, with Jack Fleck, Co-pilot: Nils Odstrom, Navigator: Bill Kleintank, Bombardier: Bill Alford, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alvin Rosenburg, Radio Operator: Ray Conway, Ball turret gunner: Alex Mackay, Passenger – M/Sgt Jim Burton (Crew chief), Passenger – Lt St John Williams [30th St. Com. Sq.) (10 Killed in Service). Wreckage simply burnt out, Salvaged 4/6/44. ICE COLD KATIE.

B-17 #43-38832 / Irene

43-38832 / Irene

Delivered Lincoln 27/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 306BG Thurleigh 19/2/45; (Disney bomb carrier); transferred 92BG Podington 9/5/45; Green Project secret missions on 28/5/45 & 1/6/45, each ret next day; to Port Lyautey, Morr 24/6/45, ret 25/6/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 12/9/46; re-ass AF 30/4/47; Recl Comp 19/11/47. IRENE.