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 #42-3358 / Thunder Head

B-17 #42-3358 / Thunder Head

Delivered Denver 19/5/43; Presque Is 8/8/43; Assigned (H2S) 813BS/482BG [PC- ] with Oboe Mk I radar Alconbury 28/8/43; transferred MTO; Returned to the USA Morrison 14/11/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 3/11/45.

B-17 #42-30088 / Squawkin Hawk II

B-17 #42-30088 / Squawkin Hawk II

Delivered Cheyenne 8/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 12/5/43; Wendover 18/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-E] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; severe battle damage over Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Sumner Reeder, Navigator: Russ EngelWounded in Action, Bombardier: Peter F. Delao, Jr. [wia], rest unknown; Co-pilot: Harry Edebuon (Killed in Action); but limped back to base Missing Air Crew Report 99906; again suffered heavy damage 5/11/43 Gelsenkirchen with Bill Flesh & cp John Gosasage (2 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Omar Gonzales, Bombardier: Jim Lux, Ball turret gunner: Francis Dolsen, Waist gunner: George Gineikis,Tail gunner: Jim Marasco (5 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Connor Brewster (KIA-chute failed); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Pope, Leon McDonald (2 evaded capture); while ship landed RAF Tangmere, Sussex; Missing Air Crew Report 99908; Returned to the USA 17/5/44; Hendricks 8/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 13/12/45. First aircraft in group to 50 missions. SQUAWKIN’ HAWK II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38066

B-17 #43-38066

Delivered Cheyenne 21/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 365BS/305BG Chelveston 12/8/44; MIA Cologne 14/10/44 Pilot: Dick Nichols, Ken Coombs, Julius Melegh, Franklin Sollars, Ed Price, Chas Brown, Phil Carroll, Tom Sirman (8KIA); John Knight (POW); mid air coll, crashed between Rhine River and Düsseldorfer Straße, Cologne, Germany. MACR 9474.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38108

B-17 #43-38108

Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 15/7/44; Dow Fd 23/7/44; Assigned: 365BS/305BG Chelveston 11/8/44; MIA Cologne 14/10/44 Pilot: Gordon Gustafson, Bob Bader, Dave Higgins, Jim Kavaney, Fred Stone, Ray Kolb, Marlin Gustafson, Dick Smith, Ray Kessel (9KIA); mid air coll, crashed Cologne, Germany. Near Marshalling Yard Köln-Niehl. MACR 9475/KU-3229

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37783 / Dodie aka Call Her Savage

B-17 #42-37783 / Dodie aka Call Her Savage

Delivered Denver 26/8/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 384BG Grafton Underwood 2/11/43; transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-B] Thorpe Abbotts 2/11/43 DODIE; Missing in Action Hamm 22/4/44 with Frank Harte, Navigator: Carl Conley, Waist gunner: Tom McDonald (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: John Coppinger, Bombardier: T/Sgt Wallace Meyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Carlson, Radio Operator: Weston Rodkey, Ball turret gunner: Felix McIntosh, Waist gunner: Ed Coley,Tail gunner: George McMullin (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft damaged #3 and lagged behind, crashed Obershelden, four miles N of Siegen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4166. CALL HER SAVAGE.

B-17 #42-102617 / Devil’s Brat

B-17 #42-102617 / Devil’s Brat

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 544BS/384BG [SU-T] Grafton Underwood 7/5/44; mechanical fault, Merkwille 3/8/44 Pilot: Frank Lavon Allred; Salvaged. 2 SAD 5/8/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38002 / Our Baby

B-17 #43-38002 / Our Baby

Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 11/7/44; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Jim Moser, Conrad Summerlin, Paul Kenney, Mayo Larkin, Coy Flanery, Orlando Leo, Bob Ketcham, Kenneth Weisman, Hubert Sahlstrom (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Rhoden, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11733. OUR BABY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-6042

B-17 #42-6042

Delivered Burbank 2/7/43; Dallas 8/8/43; crashed 18/10/43 with Richard Creamer, on Stormy Peak, Pinetree Park, Col.; Written off 21/10/43.

B-17 #43-37599 / Moonlight Serenade

B-17 #43-37599 / Moonlight Serenade

Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/44; Hunter 18/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 9/6/44; MIA Stuttgart 5/9/44 Pilot: Ray Paaske, Garis Jacoby {died in captivity}, Tony Santos, Sam George, Henry Mays (5POW); Gene Sydlowski, Bill Baker, John Wells, Ernie Haygood, (4EVD); flak, crashed Rottweil, Germany. MACR 8454. MOONLIGHT SERENADE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97844

B-17 #42-97844

Delivered Denver 14/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 20/4/44; with Glovik 7/10/44, Waist gunner: Chas Buda KIA; 97m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with William Ourant, Co-pilot: Dwight King, Navigator: Elmer Miles, Bombardier: William Waskow, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vic Johnson, Ball turret gunner: Don Norvet, Waist gunner: Andrew Demchak, Tail gunner: Art Billings, Dave Willoughby {voice int} (9 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: John Star KIA; crashed Weisel, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12948.