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 44-8942

44-8942

Delivered Dallas 13/2/45; Hunter 21/3/45; Grenier 28/3/45; Assigned 8AF 30/3/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6997

44-6997

Delivered Oklahoma City 12/1/45; Boca Raton 23/2/45; Hunter 10/3/45; Grenier 20/3/45; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 25/3/45; transferred 351BG Polebrook 10/5/45; 96BG Snetterton 28/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/8/46.

B-17 #44-8393

44-8393

Delivered Dallas 25/8/44; Hunter 29/9/44; Grenier 15/10/44; Assigned 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 18/10/44; Returned to the USA 15/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 29/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37557 / Hubba Hubba

43-37557 / Hubba Hubba

Delivered Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-X] Polebrook 23/5/44; then 508BS [YB-K]; Missing in Action {30m} Brandenburg 6/8/44 with Jerome Barieau, Co-pilot: Don Wilson, Navigator: Walter Wall, Bombardier: Morris Clifton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Weaver, Radio Operator: Harry Wilson, Ball turret gunner: Albt Levy,Tail gunner: John Mazur (8 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Ken Law (KIA-apparently rip cord not pulled); flak, crashed near Schlalach, SW of Potsdam, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7588. HUBBA HUBBA.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8124

44-8124

Delivered Dallas 16/6/44; Langley 10/7/44; Grenier 6/8/44; Assigned 306BG Thurleigh 1/9/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24469

41-24469

Assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 16-Aug-42; Thurleigh 2-Oct-42; on return from St Nazaire 3-Jan-43 landed RAF St Eval, Cornwall. Next day on t/o for Thurleigh, Bed. in poor weather crashed into the Celtic Sea near RAF St. Eval 7-Jan-43. 10KIS No MACR issued.