„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 43-38836

43-38836

Delivered Lincoln 27/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-R] Rougham 11/10/44; transferred 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/10/44; 602BS/398BG [K8-T] Nuthampstead 18/10/44; repaired Missing in Action 9/2/45 with Lamiell, AOC 11/2/45; Salvaged 5 SAD Merville, Fr. 10/12/45.

B-17 #43-37610 / Zootie Cutie

43-37610 / Zootie Cutie

Delivered Cheyenne 4/5/44; Hunter 17/5/44; Dow Fd 27/5/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-A] Bassingbourn 10/6/44; battle damaged Frankfurt 11/12/44 with Carl Melton; force landed continent; repaired & ret group 4/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 16/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 4/12/45. ZOOTIE CUTIE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31162 / Victory Ball

42-31162 / Victory Ball

Delivered Cheyenne 26/9/43; Gr Island 10/10/43; Memphis 14/10/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-V] Polebrook 7/11/43; transferred 511BS [DS-V]; Missing in Action {8m} Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Roy Parsons{+ 508BS crew}, Co-pilot: Henry Foster, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lloyd Wallace, Waist gunner: Bob Mitchell,Tail gunner: John West (5 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Erwin Cooper, Bombardier: Fred Ahlheim, Radio Operator: Casper Maggio, Ball turret gunner: Fred Bogar, Waist gunner: Gene Munson (5 Killed in Action); flak, crashed St Pol-de-Leon, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1757. VICTORY BALL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2639

41-2639

Delivered Lowry 5/3/42; Boise 4/4/42; Assigned 435BS/19BG Hawaii 27/5/42; Written off 19/1/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8694 / Dinah-mite

44-8694 / Dinah-mite

Delivered Lincoln 26/11/44; Dow Fd 16/12/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG Lavenham 2/2/45; damaged in mid-air collision force landed Peterborough, Northnts, with Chas Sicaro 4/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/6/45; Sth Plains 17/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30322 / Liberty Belle aka Patches

42-30322 / Liberty Belle aka Patches

Delivered Cheyenne 14-May-43; Kearney 30-May-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 2-Jun-43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-P] Horham 15-Jun-43; on Munster raid 10-Oct-43 with Bill Owen, Radio Operator: Sgt Cain WIA in throat, but rescued by RAF ASR, but ship limped home safely; LIBERTY BELLE; then PATCHES; 45m, transferred 2SAD Lt Staughton 18-May-44; Salvaged n/battle damaged 23-Jun-44.