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 #41-2457 / Per Diem

B-17 #41-2457 / Per Diem

Delivered Sacramento 17/12/41; Assigned 26BS/11BG Java 20/3/42; transferred 63BS/43BG Townsville, Aus. 20/5/43; Returned to the USA Memphis,TN. 2/8/44; Eglin 5/11/44; Recl Comp 31/10/45. PER DIEM.

B-17 #41-9029 / Fennel vs Rommel

B-17 #41-9029 / Fennel vs Rommel

Delivered MacDill 17/3/42; W Palm Beach 30/3/42; Assigned 7BG Singosari, Java /42; then to Asanol, India with Maj M. Fennell; Written off 21/11/45. FENNEL vs ROMMEL.

B-17 #42-37929 / Diana

B-17 #42-37929 / Diana

Delivered Denver 19/10/43; Gr Island 6/11/43; Presque Is 11/11/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Y] Horham 15/11/53; 25m, Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Frank Fagan, Co-pilot: Howard Zeman, Navigator: Harry McGlune, Bombardier: Harry Hamilton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Mason Blake, Radio Operator: George Daniels, Ball turret gunner: Larry Johnston, Waist gunner: Sam Caughom, Waist gunner: Jim Snoody,Tail gunner: Rich Key (10 Prisoner of War); left formation crew bailed, ship crashed Burg, near Magdeburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2983. DIANA.

B-17 #42-5147 / Old Ironsides

B-17 #42-5147 / Old Ironsides

Delivered Cheyenne 4/10/42; West Palm Beach 12/12/42; Assigned 414BS/97BG Biskra 22/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 3/2/43; coll with 41-24415 Palermo with Payne 9/5/43, nose sheared off but returned safely to base and repaired; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; Missing in Action Frascati 8/9/43; flak, crashed ? ; Missing Air Crew Report 720. OLD IRONSIDES.

B-17 #41-24345

B-17 #41-24345

Assigned 326BG/92BG Bovingdon /42; 342BS/97BG Polebrook 8/42; Maison Blanche, Alg 20/11//42; 20BG/2BG Massicault, Tun 14/11/43; Missing in Action Athens {5m} 20/12/43 with Bill Slaughter, Co-pilot: Bob Ogletree, Bombardier: Clarry Lanham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Buell, Ball turret gunner: Durwood Clem, Radio Operator: Belton Stamphill, Ball turret gunner: Hubert Isabelle, Waist gunner: Stan Cwiek,Tail gunner: Harlow Nowell (9 evaded capture – looked after by Greeks); Navigator: Bill Nehila (Prisoner of War); #2 & 3 engines out and #4 on fire, 9 bailed. Missing Air Crew Report 1514.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5860 / Poontang aka Escape Kit

B-17 #42-5860 / Poontang aka Escape Kit

Delivered Long Beach 30/3/43; Denver 2/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill Fd 17/5/43; Dow Fd 29/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-P] Thorpe Abbotts 2/6/43 as POONTANG (never painted on); Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Curtis Biddick, Co-pilot: Dick Snyder, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry Godbey, Radio Operator: Bob DeKay (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: John Dennis, Bombardier: Dan McKay, Ball turret gunner: Walt Halunka, Waist gunner: Howard Brock, Waist gunner: Bill Blank,Tail gunner: Clarence Bowlin (6 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hit nose which caught fire, crashed Schweinberg, 18 miles SW of Wurtzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 675. ESCAPE KIT.

B-17 #42-97514

B-17 #42-97514

Delivered Denver 7/12/43; Cincinnati 12/1/44; Morrison 26/1/44; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 29/1/44; transferred 422BS/305BG [JJ-H] Chelveston (H2X) 20/3/44; 482BG Alconbury 6/7/44; 350BS/100BG [LN-P] Thorpe Abbotts 20/5/45; Returned to the USA 1103 BU Morrison 14/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 5/1/46.

B-17 #42-97890 /  L’il Satan aka Queen of Hearts

B-17 #42-97890 / L’il Satan aka Queen of Hearts

Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 12/6/44 LIL SATAN; returning from Toulouse flak hit blew off nose 28/6/44 with Karl Becker; Navigator: Bob Evans, Bombardier: Arthur Maataa (2 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Joe Simoncini (Prisoner of War), force landed RAF Hunsdon, Herts; Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Chas Rutledge, Navigator: Stan Pain (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Tom Martin, Bombardier: Dave Anderson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Doyle Poling, Radio Operator: Ellis Pierson, Ball turret gunner: Cliff Rondou, Waist gunner: Arthur Green,Tail gunner: Kyle Brown (7 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Niederndodeleben, W of Magdeberg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9364. LIL SATAN aka QUEEN OF HEARTS.

B-17 #43-37913 / Seattle Sleeper

B-17 #43-37913 / Seattle Sleeper

Delivered Cheyenne 3/6/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-T] Bassingbourn 29/6/44; Missing in Action 25m Altenbeken 26/11/44 with John Stevens; enemy aircraft, exploded & crashed Haulerwijk, Hol; (?6 evaded capture 3POW?); Missing Air Crew Report 10837. SEATTLE SLEEPER.