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 42-107173 / Lamsy Divy

42-107173 / Lamsy Divy

Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 24/3/44; McDill 28/3/44; Dow FD 4/4/44; Assigned: 571BS/390BG [FC-F] Framlingham 8/4/44; received battle damage at Liege (9m) Pilot: Leon Otten, Co-Pilot: Karl Truesdell (95BG), Navigator: Addison Powell, Bombardier: Jonas Harper, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jack Lowther, Radio Operator: Wallace Oppel, Ball Turret Gunner: John Ditrapani, Waist Gunner: John Zukauskas, Waist Gunner: Ray Schilling, Tail Gunner: John Ward; on return crash-landed on base into radar building 12/5/44, (10RTD) Salvaged. 20/5/44. LAMZY DIVY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31052

42-31052

Delivered Cheyenne 11/9/43; Scott 24/9/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG Molesworth 11/10/43; transferred 447BG Rattlesden /43; battle damaged Berlin 7/3/44 with ? ; crash landed Rattlesden ? ; Salvaged 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 17/3/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38686

43-38686

Delivered Cheyenne 3/9/44; Hunter 28/9/44; Grenier 9/10/44; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 10/10/44; transferred 338BS/96BG [BX-P] Snetterton 11/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 15/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-3081

40-3081

Delivered Strategic Arms Depot 4-Jan-41; Assigned 11BG Hickam Field, HI 14-May-41; destroyed on ground by Japanese attack 7-Dec-41. Never served in UK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102953 / Sky Anne

42-102953 / Sky Anne

Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 13/5/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG [P] Knettishall 16/5/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Bernard Lord, Co-pilot: Don Trachsel, Navigator: Irving Podolska, Bombardier: Walter Norwicki, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Bradley, Radio Operator: Garland Vaughn,Tail gunner: Chas Valente (7 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Bland Carter, Waist gunner: Wesley Road (2 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 43-38404 (388 BG), crashed just outside Merseburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9380. SHY ANN.

B-17 #43-39034 / The Outlaw

43-39034 / The Outlaw

Delivered Lincoln 11/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 2/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45.