„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 42-31295

42-31295

Delivered Cheyenne 16/10/43; Gr Island 31/10/43; Dallas 11/11/43; Assigned: 548BS/385BG [GX-A] Gt Ashfield 18/11/43; MIA Frankfurt 4/2/44 Pilot: Bill Horstman, Co-Pilot: Bill Kosseff, Radio Operator: Albt Seely, Waist Gunner: Paul Millner, Waist Gunner: Earl Flaherty, Tail Gunner: Jim Gilliam (6POW); Navigator: Vernon Kisinger, Bombardier: John Hanson{togg}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alex Swider, Ball Turret Gunner: Otto Roskey (3EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed Munsterbilzen, 17 miles N of Liege, Belgium. MACR 2200.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31237 / Alexander’s Ragtime Band

42-31237 / Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Delivered Cheyenne 7/10/43; Grand Island 16/10/43; Wilmington 19/10/43; Assigned: 551BS/385BG [HR-O] Gt Ashfield 26/10/43; battle damage Pas de Calais 1/5/44 Pilot: Russell Novotny, Co-Pilot: Fred Hageter (2RTD), Navigator: Franklin Murdock, Bombardier: Ernie Lundgren, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Miller, Radio Operator: George Langer, Ball Turret Gunner: Lloyd Winegarner, Waist Gunner: Roger Clark, Waist Gunner: Emil Smedley, Tail Gunner: Ray Smith all bailed over France, (8POWs‘); flak KO’d #4, but limped home to crash-landed Mendlesham, Sfk. UK. only to catch fire and burn out; Salvaged. 2/5/44. ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND.

B-17 #43-37934 / Million Dollar Baby

43-37934 / Million Dollar Baby

Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned: 379BG Kimbolton 15/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45. HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR BABY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5988

42-5988

Delivered Long Beach 12/6/43; Gore Fd 8/7/43; Brooksville 14/7/43; Orlando 30/11/43; 2114 BU Lockbourn 24/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 18/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5400

42-5400

Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/42; Boise 4/1/43; Gowen 18/3/43; Tinker 28/5/43; Dyersburg 26/6/43; Gulfport 11/7/43; Tinker 4/8/43; 498BG Gt Bend 4/8/44; 243 BU Gt Bend 20/9/44; 4100 BU Patterson 10/1/45; 225 BU Rapid City 11/4/45; 268 BU Peterson 6/7/45; 224 BU Sioux City 24/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5399

42-5399

Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/42; Assigned 589BS/395BG Ephrata 31/1/43; taxi accident with parked aircraft, with Bill Swope 20/3/43; Spokane 15/6/43; Ephrata 9/7/43; 4136 BU Tinker 6/7/44; 4100 BU Patterson 15/2/45; 2114 BU Lockbourn 3/5/45; 484 BU Topeka 14/8/45; 2114 BU Lockbourn 22/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 14/12/45.