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

Die Boeing B-17 Fliegende Festung im Zweiten Weltkrieg mit einer Datenbank über das Schicksal 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 #43-37999 / Lecherous Lou

B-17 #43-37999 / Lecherous Lou

Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG [4F-M] Lavenham 14/7/44; battle damaged Brandenburg 10/4/45 with ?; force landed continent, Salvaged.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107118 / Snafuperman

B-17 #42-107118 / Snafuperman

Delivered Tulsa 27/2/44; Hunter 4/3/44; Homestead 8/3/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 17/3/44; Missing in Action (62m) Moravska Ostrova 29/8/44 with Bill Garland, Co-pilot: Leo Zupan, Navigator: Albt Novak, Bombardier: Bill Hayett, Radio Operator: Chas Griffin, Ball turret gunner: Jesse Barker, Waist gunner: Ralph DeWitt, Waist gunner: Bob Hoadley (8 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Irving Katz, Waist gunner: Russ Payne (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, #1 on fire and supercharger went out on #2, while attacks ko’d #3; crashed Fritschendorf, Austria ?; Missing Air Crew Report 7987. SNAFUPERMAN.

B-17 #42-97508 / Juanita

B-17 #42-97508 / Juanita

Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Savannah 30/12/43; Assigned 416BS/99BG Tortorella 1/44; {19m} transferred 96BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; {63m} Returned to the USA 2137 BU Hendricks 22/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 9/1/46. JUANITA.

B-17 #42-3472 / The Vulture aka Shoot A Pound aka The Paper Doll

B-17 #42-3472 / The Vulture aka Shoot A Pound aka The Paper Doll

Delivered Denver 1/7/43; Amarillo 3/7/43; Scott 13/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-G/N/S] Framlingham 25/8/43 SHOOT A POUND; re-named THE VULTURE 4/44; declared War Weary and transferred HQ 100BG Thorpe Abbotts, damaged in taxi accident with Ray Albright 24/4/45; Returned to the USA Altus 29/10/45. THE PAPER DOLL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29840

B-17 #42-29840

Delivered Denver 24/2/43; Gore 31/3/43; Ephrata 2/4/43; Orlando 28/4/43; Geiger 2/6/43; Gt Falls 7/7/43; Pendleton 17/7/43; crashed Cutbank, VA with John Fechtmuller 18/8/43; Written off 19/8/43.

B-17 #43-37644 / Feather Merchant

B-17 #43-37644 / Feather Merchant

Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; 729BS; MIA Misburg 31/12/44 Pilot: Vince Seger, Dave Harrison, Tony Morbeto, John Dieball, Bill Bruns, Mike Zahn, Everett Malcolm (7POW); Lew Carpenter, George Pierson (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hamburg, Germany. MACR 11231. FEATHER MERCHANT.

B-17 #44-6877

B-17 #44-6877

Delivered Lincoln 9/12/44; Grenier 22/12/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 23/1/45; Missing in Action Fortezza 20/4/45 with Clarry Keen, Kirkland, Mackey, Kosinski, Moore, Hajjar, Dobbie, Zimpfer (8 Prisoner of War); Wilson, Glynn (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Maris Eland; Missing Air Crew Report 13819.

B-17 #44-8828

B-17 #44-8828

Delivered Cheyenne 7/1/45; Hunter 27/1/45; Dow Fd 2/2/45; Assigned 493BG Debach 15/2/45 (last aircraft assgd to grp); RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 12/12/45.

B-17 #42-97880 / Little Miss Mischief

B-17 #42-97880 / Little Miss Mischief

Delivered Tulsa 23/3/44; 88BG Hunter 18/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-F] Bassingbourn 15/6/44; 50+m lost engine en route Fassberg A/fd 4/4/45 with Edgar Moyer, on return crash landed base when u/c collapsed; repaired & transferred 600BS/398BG [N8-R] Nuthampstead; mission to French bridges 8/7/44 with Curtis Lovelace, Co-pilot: Bob Hart, Navigator: Bob Uhl, Bombardier: Alton Andrews, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Rees, Radio Operator: Cliff Weatherwax, Ball turret gunner: Gerard Antaillia, Waist gunner: Phil Fritech,Tail gunner: Sam Miller (9 Returned to Duty); forced to bail out over Essex on return and crash landed Chelsworth, Suffolk; repaired and transferred 306BG 5/45. LITTLE MISS MISCHIEF.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31405 / Wallaroo Mk II

B-17 #42-31405 / Wallaroo Mk II

Delivered Cheyenne 30/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Romulus 26/11/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-X] Molesworth 14/1/44; on mission 29/4/44 with Lt Roth, Co-pilot: Homer Raker (KIA by flak); on cross country flight to RAF Heston, Middx, 7/8/44 with Capt Ken Edwards, Co-pilot: John Reed, Navigator: John Kenney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cecil See, Radio Operator: Everett Van Horn, pass Sgt unknown, (6 Returned to Duty); aircraft landed heavily, skidded and right landing gear collapsed; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 12/8/44. WALLEROO MK II.