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 42-30327

42-30327

Delivered Dallas 15/5/43; Gore 17/5/43; Dallas 19/5/43; Roswell 27/6/43; with Howard Carson crash landed Roswell Aux Fd 22/2/44; Written off 27/2/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39375

43-39375

Delivered Rome 26/2/45; Cheyenne 12/3/45; Hunter 13/4/45; ATC San Francisco 17/5/45; Salvaged 31/7/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6938 / Little Gismo

44-6938 / Little Gismo

Delivered Hunter 22/12/44; Grenier 15/1/45; Assigned 18BS/34BG Mendlesham 22/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 24/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26/11/45. LITTLE GIZMO.

B-17 #44-6441 / Mary Rose

44-6441 / Mary Rose

Delivered Kearney 7/8/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned 352BS/301BG Lucera 9/9/44; crashed Caserta, It., with Bob Francis 20/4/45. MARY ROSE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6101 / Satan’s Lady

44-6101 / Satan’s Lady

Delivered Tulsa 3/5/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-E] Podington 2/6/44; battle damaged Hagenau 14/8/44 with Capt Walt Kirkbride, Co-pilot: Joe Mertes,n-John Matthews, Bombardier: John Kozomra (?); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Warren Winters, Radio Operator: Clem Lighty, Ball turret gunner: Art Wilson, Waist gunner: Dale Bosworth,Tail gunner: Bill Morgan (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed base after brakes failed hitting a nissen hut; Salvaged 16/8/44. SATAN’S LADY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97573

42-97573

Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Dalhart 24/1/44; Kearney 23/2/44; Omaha 2/3/44; Patterson 12/3/44; Grenier 14/3/44; Assigned: 545BS/384BG [JD-Q] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; MIA Krzesinski 29/5/44 Pilot: Mark Moore, Co-Pilot: Cliff Sullivan, Navigator: Art Michel, Bombardier: Ralph Dilley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Kunce, Radio Operator: Jim Flaherty, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Rood, Waist Gunner: Ken Wyatt, Tail Gunner: John Kennedy (9POW); flak, crashed Korngut, three miles SW of Graetz, Germany. MACR 5318.