„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 42-3282

42-3282

Delivered Denver 20/4/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-J] Framlingham 25/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 2m, Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Jim Rivers, Co-pilot: Warren Boelter, Navigator: Raul Manriquez, Bombardier: Lester Moreland, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas McLaughlin, Radio Operator: Frank Barnhill, Ball turret gunner: Don Jenson, Waist gunner: Neil Maxa, Waist gunner: Paul Tomasko,Tail gunner: Ray Chapman (10 Prisoner of War); crashed Hohenhausen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 118.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97383 / N-Nan

42-97383 / N-Nan

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 20/4/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 1/5/44; 336BS [ET-F]; with E.R. Fletcher force landed RAF Woodbridge 3/10/44; with J.D. Waddell force landed Belgium 30/4/44; 49m Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Gene Payne, Navigator: Jacob Baer, Bombardier: Theo Savalos, Radio Operator: Elias Schwartz, Ball turret gunner: Cliff Mussehl, Waist gunner: John Crevett,Tail gunner: Ed Bukrim (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob Schmolke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herchel Greshman (2 Killed in Action); crashed Merseburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10839. N-NAN

B-17 #43-38045 / Salty Dog

43-38045 / Salty Dog

Delivered Cheyenne 20/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG [R5-O] Lavenham 14/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 14/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29612

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.