„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 43-38462 / Teddy’s Rough Riders

43-38462 / Teddy’s Rough Riders

Delivered Cheyenne 6/8/44; Hunter 14/8/44; Dow Fd 6/9/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-I] Molesworth 29/8/44; transferred 457BG Glatton 22/5/45; 351BG Polebrook 29/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/6/44; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 18/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38258 / Forget Me Not Olly

43-38258 / Forget Me Not Olly

Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/44; Hunter 22/7/44; Presque Is 31/7/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-H] Molesworth 15/8/44; 359BS [BN-L]; transferred 749BS/457BG Glatton 8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45. FORGET ME NOT OLLY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38166 / Hogie’s Heroes

43-38166 / Hogie’s Heroes

Delivered Cheyenne 3/7/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 365BS/305BG Chelveston 10/8/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 11/9/44 with George Hogaboam, Co-pilot: Lee James, Navigator: Mark Neadeau, Bombardier: Bob Hewitt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Abel Flores, Radio Operator: Bill Knightley, Ball turret gunner: John Jones, Waist gunner: James Rockafellow,Tail gunner: Felix Gladden (9 Prisoner of War); flak set #4 on fire, crew bailed, crashed Irlich, NW of Neuwied, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8826.

B-17 #43-39037 / Little Joe

43-39037 / Little Joe

Delivered Lincoln 13/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-T] Horham 12/12/44; 58m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 24/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45. LITTLE JOE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8523

44-8523

Delivered Lincoln 5/10/44; Cooledge 12/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-H] Rougham 25/10/44; transferred 836BS/487BG Lavenham 20/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; Independence 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97186

42-97186

Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Savannah 24/2/44; Morrison 4/3/44; Assigned 353BS/301BG Lucera 8/3/44, {3m}; with Chas Lovett crash landed Eknes Fd, Senegal 11/3/44; rep, detailed Budapest 14/6/44 with Bob Stone, (7RTD ?); exploded soon after take off; Cox, Rizzo, DeRaffaelo (3 Killed in Action).