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 42-102936

42-102936

Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/44; Kearney 16/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 92BG Podington 30/5/44; transferred 569BS/390BG [CC-P] Framlingham 1/6/44; detailed Brest, Fr. 26/8/44 with Paul Bellamy, Co-pilot: Jim Graba, Bombardier: Joe Lee, Radio Operator: Irvin Casey, Ball turret gunner: Bob Hunter (5 Killed in Action); Navigator: Ray Klausing, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Walsh, Waist gunner: Louis Conser,Tail gunner: Rich McAteer (4 Returned to Duty); mid air coll with 42-97182; crashed Weston, near Stevenage, Herts., UK. The wreckage also killed two civilians; Salvaged 27/8/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97685 / Stardust

42-97685 / Stardust

Delivered Denver 27/1/44; 1SAG Langley 11/4/44; Morrison 28/4/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 30/4/44; transferred 353BS/301BG Lucera 15/5/44; Missing in Action Linz, Aus 25/11/44 with Chas Govatsos, Moffet, Wildrick, Richards, Spohn, Swift, Poteet, Roy (8 evaded capture & ret); Moran, Gubitosi (2 Prisoner of War); mech fault, crashed Cili, ?; Missing Air Crew Report 10108. STARDUST.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8595

44-8595

Delivered Lincoln 29/10/44; Grenier 9/11/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-M] Sudbury 11/11/44; {47m} involved in landing accident at base, rep. Ret US Bradley 10/6/45; Sth Plains 9/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 10/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37747

43-37747

Delivered Cheyenne 17/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; MIA French Noball sites 8/7/44 Pilot: Everett Hanson, Jim Heinzen, Len Marcus, Don Lyma, George Grissom, Chester Pool, Lloyd Pohrte, Russell Jones, Van McManus (9KIA); Arthur Schulze (POW); flak, crashed Boubrers, Fr. MACR 7224.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5805

42-5805

Delivered Long Beach 17/1/43; Walker 28/2/43; Tinker 31/3/43; Smoky Hill 17/4/43; Assigned 306BG Thurleigh 27/4/43; transferred 96BG Andrews Fd, then Snetterton; severe battle damaged with ? 16/6/43; Salvaged 17/6/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8286

44-8286

Delivered Cheyenne 30/7/44; 902 BU Orlando 19/8/44; 621 BU Pinecastle 7/7/46; (first Cheyenne turret) 62 BAS Aberdeen Proving Ground 25/7/46.