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 #42-107070 / North Star

B-17 #42-107070 / North Star

Delivered Tulsa 11/2/44; Gr Island 13/2/44; Grenier 4/3/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-A] Framlingham 17/3/44; (28m) Missing in Action Leipzig 7/7/44; mid air coll with 42-97983 (100BG) over Zuider Zee; crashed Hoorn, near Altmaar, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 7218. (?7368) NORTH STAR.

B-17 #42-102569 / Miss Lace

B-17 #42-102569 / Miss Lace

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 8/4/44; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-X] Molesworth 22/4/44; battle damaged Kyllburg, Ger 8/1/45 with Georger Richter (Porter?), crash landed base, Salvaged 2 SAD 9/1/45. MISS LACE.

B-17 #42-29487 / Ritzy Blitz

B-17 #42-29487 / Ritzy Blitz

Delivered Cheyenne 22/12/42; Salina 2/2/43; Duncan 23/2/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-K] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; 48m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Wayne Hedglin, Co-pilot: Don Jones, Navigator: Carey Goodwin, Waist gunner: Bill Francisco, Waist gunner: Walt Williams (5 Prisoner of War), Bombardier: John McKewen (chute failed), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cody Wolf, Radio Operator: James Lascu Jr., Ball turret gunner: George Richardson,Tail gunner: Stan Lyttle (5 Killed in Action); hit by 20 enemy aircraft KO’d #1 and fire broke out in fuselage, crashed Wennigsen/Diester, 12 miles SW of Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1915. RITZY BLITZ.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39508

B-17 #43-39508

Delivered – . Last Seattle built aircraft 9/4/45, Bu No 6981. On the ceremonial roll out on 9/4/45 it was covered with card cut outs of every target a B-17 attacked.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107211 / Liberty Belle

B-17 #42-107211 / Liberty Belle

Delivered Tulsa 21/3/44; Kearney 4/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-N] Thorpe Abbotts 20/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Carl Gustafson, Co-pilot: Mike Newmerowski, Navigator: Vic Kinkade, Bombardier: Marcena Dottoviano, Radio Operator: Tony Trebnik, Ball turret gunner: Jack Kromer, Waist gunner: Frank Caldwell,Tail gunner: Bill Ewing (8 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Fife (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Mannstedt, N of Weimar, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8795.THE LIBERTY BELLE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29777 / Peck’s Bad Boys

B-17 #42-29777 / Peck’s Bad Boys

Delivered Denver 17/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Long Beach 14/4/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-H] Thurleigh 19/5/43; Missing in Action Kassel 28/7/43 with Steve Peck, Co-pilot: John Bartlett, Navigator: Dan Barberis, Bombardier: Ben Irons, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Davis, Radio Operator: Bob Jones, Ball turret gunner: Dan DeFlorio, Waist gunner: John Guiterrez, Waist gunner: Walt Berthold,Tail gunner: Henry Winkeller (10 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #1 & #2, crashed near Detmold, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 125. PECK’S BAD BOYS.

B-17 #42-97387 / Maude An’ Maria

B-17 #42-97387 / Maude An’ Maria

Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-H] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; (81m) Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with John McCormick, Bombardier: Bill Logan (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bill Feinstein, Navigator: Ray Woltman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marvin Gooden, Radio Operator: Joe Stritch, Ball turret gunner: Reynaldo Gracia, Waist gunner: Bill Garner,Tail gunner: Jack Withrow (7 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 43-38697(398BG), crashed Lehmke, near Gardelegen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 12214. MAUDE AN’ MARIA.

B-17 #44-8495

B-17 #44-8495

Delivered Dallas 28/9/44; Hunter 27/10/44; Grenier 9/11/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y] Molesworth 4/12/44; battle damaged Ingolstadt 10/1/45 with Robert J. Roush (381st BG); 11 RTD (incl. 1 WIA); force landed continent; Salvaged 18/1/45.

B-17 #43-39165

B-17 #43-39165

Delivered Lincoln 22/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-C] Kimbolton 7/1/45; transferred 836BS/487BG Lavenham 22/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/1/46.