B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies Die legendäre Boeing B-17 Fliegende Festung im Zweiten Weltkrieg und das Schicksal zu 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 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31950

42-31950

Delivered Cheyenne 9/1/44; Chanute 20/1/44; with Bob Mill force landed Boca Raton 22/7/44; 3501 BU Boca Raton 28/11/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 22/2/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-6189

42-6189

Delivered Long Beach 17/8/43; Cheyenne 18/8/43; with Larry Price crash landed Lockbourn 26/12/43; Written off 1/1/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5433

42-5433

Delivered Cheyenne 8/12/42; Hamilton 11/1/43; Sioux City 6/4/43; Casper 14/5/43; Tinker 13/6/43; Rapid City 20/7/43; 4100 BU Patterson 6/6/44; 2AF HQ Peterson 2/7/44; 221 BU Alexandra 11/8/44; 2530 BU Selman 26/9/44; 4104 BU Rome 5/11/44; 4121 BU Kelly 7/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/46.

B-17 #43-38030 / My Achin‘ B

43-38030 / My Achin‘ B

Delivered Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-E] Chelveston 14/7/44; Missing in Action Hanover 22/10/44 with Phil Lichty, (Killed in Action) plus?; mid air coll with 43-38133 (305BG), crashed Thurleigh, UK; 19KIA in total. MY ACHIN‘ B.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83409

44-83409

Delivered Lincoln 26/2/45; Hunter 6/3/45; Grenier 27/3/45; Assigned 15AF 1/4/45; Returned to the USA Morrison 18/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 29/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-32062

42-32062

Delivered Denver 18/1/44; Cheyenne 21/1/44; MacDill 5/2/44; Morrison 9/3/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Tortorella 13/3/44; transferred 416BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action {1m} Steyr, Aus. 2/4/44 with Joe Moffitt, Co-pilot: John Guldan, Navigator: Phil Melnik, Bombardier: Bob Wort (Nori?), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lester Malone, Radio Operator: Edsel Barker, Dailey (7POW?); Vernon Baldwin, Gene Fast, Frank Cramer (3 evaded capture), ret 2/5/44; enemy aircraft, two engines out, crash landed Oglin, Yugo; Missing Air Crew Report 4909.