„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 43-38620

43-38620

Delivered Cheyenne 25/8/44; Hunter 3/9/44; Dow Fd 10/9/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-F] Nuthampstead 17/10/44; repaired Missing in Action 22/3/45 with Green, AOC 23/3/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 12/5/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6831

44-6831

Delivered Hunter 23/11/44; Grenier 6/12/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG Glatton 5/1/45; Missing in Action Nordstern 16/3/45 with Roland Brazier, Alvin Hazlett, Bill Diehl, Stan Murray (4 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Bill Freeman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt Klimoff, Ball turret gunner: Bill Conner, Waist gunner: Dan Hockberg,Tail gunner: Stan Swanson, roCM-Dick Trapp (6 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Rauxel, Ger?; Missing Air Crew Report 12437.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38772 / Sweet Freda

43-38772 / Sweet Freda

Delivered Lincoln 19/9/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 29/10/44 VOX POP; transferred 324BS/91BG [DF-P] Bassingbourn 2/12/44; {47+m} Returned to the USA Bradley 31/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/6/45; 237 BU Kirtland 25/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 7/2/46. SWEET FREDA.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31596

42-31596

Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Billings 29/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Assigned: 750BS/457BG Glatton 26/12/44; MIA Achmer 21/2/44 {1st group loss} Pilot: Llewellyn Bredeson, Co-Pilot: George Barnes, Navigator: Bob Whitby, Bombardier: Sam Kalman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howard Collins, Radio Operator: Len Luchonak, Ball Turret Gunner: John Lewis, Waist Gunner: Walt Jutze, Waist Gunner: Louis Rigaud (9POW); Tail Gunner: Bill Schenkel (KIA); flak hits & Enemy aircraft, crashed Bottorf, four miles W of Quackenbruck, Germany. MACR 3004.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38627 / Wonderboy

43-38627 / Wonderboy

Delivered Cheyenne 25/8/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-Z] Nuthampstead 17/10/44; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 10/12/45.

B-17 #44-8557

44-8557

Delivered Cheyenne 17/10/44; Hunter 6/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [T] Glatton 15/1/45; 751BS; battle damaged Rosenheim, Ger 18/4/45 with Bill Thistle, Co-pilot: Joe Taylor, Navigator: Craig Winters, Bombardier: Roy Truba, Radio Operator: Lou Domato, Ball turret gunner: John Taylor, Waist gunner: Harvey Henkel, Waist gunner: Luther Smith,Tail gunner: Bill MacIntosh (9 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Miller (Killed in Action) ; flak, crash landed Freising, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 14183. Salvaged & repaired 9AF, Returned to the USA 2/11/45; Salvaged 10/6/46.