„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 44-6269

44-6269

Delivered Kearney 20/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 97BG Amendola 7/7/44; to depot 23/11/44; Returned to the USA Hunter 25/6/45; Sth Plains 20/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 15/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8737

44-8737

Delivered Lincoln 12/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 8AF 24/1/45; re-ass 30/4/47; 10BH Oberpfaffenhofen 1/7/47; Recl Comp 3/8/49.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8159

44-8159

Delivered Dallas 26/6/44; Hunter 28/7/44; Dow Fd 5/9/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Sterparone 20/9/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/3/45 with John Dailey, Dean, Rainey, Hausfeld, Bunke, Gingras, Darnell, Goldman, Estes, Harry Smith (10 Prisoner of War); jet enemy aircraft, crashed Berlin; Missing Air Crew Report 13375.

B-17 #44-6148 / Smashing Thru

44-6148 / Smashing Thru

Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-M] Ridgewell 16/6/44; {11+m} crash: takeoff for Munich 13/7/44 Pilot: John Houston, Bill Scruggs (2RTD); Germany. ld Sullivan, Jim Welmsley, Bob Benward, Don Murray, Lloyd Jackson, Ken Spatz, Bill Cusick (7KIA); aircraft lost two engines during assembly and came down in railway cut at Gt Yeldham, near Halstead, Ex, UK; Salvaged. SMASHING THRU.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6271 / Magnificaent Malfunction

44-6271 / Magnificaent Malfunction

Delivered Kearney 20/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 3/7/44; Missing in Action Fortezza 20/4/45 with John Cunningham, Co-pilot: Rich Neff, Navigator: Art Hall, Bombardier: Jim Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alf Baldwin, Ball turret gunner: Conrad Bailey, Waist gunner: Jim Wolfgang, Waist gunner: Harry Simonds,Tail gunner: Hugh Litto, ?- Bob Ribbon (10POW/RTD?); Radio Operator: Shelby Brown (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Cassal Maggiore; Missing Air Crew Report 14019. MAGNIFICENT MALFUNCTION.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37983 / Umbriago

43-37983 / Umbriago

Delivered Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-M] Sudbury 11/7/44; 833BS [2N-N]; {83m} Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. UMBRIAGO.