„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 42-38069 / Big Widget

42-38069 / Big Widget

Delivered Denver 2/12/43; memphis 20/12/43; Savannah 5/1/44; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola [T] 26/1/44; {68m} Missing in Action Odertal, Ger; 22/8/44 with Charles Duncan, Co-pilot: Harry Bogie, Navigator: Merle Clark, Bombardier: ? Cazier, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Warren Van Den Plas, Radio Operator: Joe Levine, Ball turret gunner: Regino Rodrigues, Waist gunner: Sam Wentzel (8 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Teddy Tomasik,Tail gunner: Chas Willett (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft blew off most of nose, three chutes seen, ship exploded and crashed near Sarvar, Hungary. Missing Air Crew Report 11270. BIG WIDGET.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102463

42-102463

Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-Z] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; transferred 602BS [K8-Z]; (17m) Missing in Action Toulouse 25/6/44 with John Godwin, Co-pilot: Bill Freeman, Bombardier: Ed Seward, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Merrill Butikofer, Radio Operator: John Wilson, Ball turret gunner: Herb Brooks, Waist gunner: Chester Isdahl,Tail gunner: Frank Jenkins (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Harry Gnesin (KIA-chute failed); flak, crashed Comebarrion, six miles NW Toulouse, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 6220.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31026

42-31026

Delivered Cheyenne 3/9/43; Roswell 27/9/43; 2114 BU Lockbourn 24/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 4/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38084 / 100 Mission

42-38084 / 100 Mission

Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Pomulus 29/12/43; Assigned 348BS/2BG Amendola 1/1/44; {17m} transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; crash landed base on transition flight 15/10/44 with Charles Ball; Salvaged 18/10/44. 100 MISSION.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38087 / Tail Crazy

42-38087 / Tail Crazy

Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Dallas 30/12/43; Savannah 10/1/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 2/2/44, with 20m cannon installed in tail; retUS 4134 BU Spokane 12/7/45; Recl Comp 2/5/46. TAIL CRAZY.

B-17 #42-30949 / Jumpin‘ Jive

42-30949 / Jumpin‘ Jive

Delivered Cheyenne 24/8/43; Tinker 9/12/43; 3501 BU Boca Raton 14/7/44; 4208 BU Mines 17/7/44; 504BG Fairmont 29/8/44; 3501 BU Boca Raton 4/9/44; 2532 BU Randolph 11/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/12/45. JUMPIN’ JIVE.