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 43-37754

43-37754

Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/44; Kearney 27/5/44; Grenier 4/6/44; Assigned: 548BS/385BG [GX-R] Gt Ashfield 7/6/44; battle damage French Noball sites 8/7/44 Pilot: Benner; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 14/11/44. MICKEY II.

B-17 #42-3037 / Windy City Avenger

42-3037 / Windy City Avenger

Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/43. Assigned 412BS/95BG Memphis 20/4/43. Transferred 366BS/305BG [KY-N] Grafton Underwood 1/8/43. 544BS/384BG [SU-Z] Grafton Underwood 20/9/43. 14 October 1943 damaged over Schweinfurt with Bill Price, Co-pilot: Lee Coleman, Navigator: Harry Harvey, Bombardier: Leroy Arquette, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl Beaty, Radio Operator: Bob Smith, Ball turret gunner: Dan Griffin, Waist gunner: Earl Nelson, Waist gunner: Ralph Grant, Tail gunner: Don Dailey (10 Returned to Duty). Crash landed Wakerley, near Corby, Northamptonshire, UK 14/10/43, Salvaged.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38947

43-38947

Delivered Hunter 20/10/44; Dow Fd 29/10/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [D] Glatton 2/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 31/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107168 / Pappy Time

42-107168 / Pappy Time

Delivered Tulsa 12/3/44; Kearney 27/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Podington 14/4/44; battle damaged Cauvincourt 16/8/44 with Ted Letterman, crew all OK back at base; Salvaged 18/8/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6756 / Clancy’s Crew

44-6756 / Clancy’s Crew

Delivered Hunter 3/11/44; Grenier 14/11/44; Assigned 301BG Lucera 5/12/44; returning from Padua mission 12/4/45 with Tom Clancy; hit five C-47s on landing and burned out. CLANCY’S CREW.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30543

42-30543

Delivered Cheyenne 17/6/43; Roswell 24/6/43; 3030 BU Roswell 2/6/44; 4121 BU Kelly 3/11/44; 3030 BU Roswell 7/11/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 9/8/45.