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 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97083 / Flatbush Floogie

B-17 #42-97083 / Flatbush Floogie

Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Grenier 11/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green [9Z-Q] 16/3/44; Missing in Action Poznan 11/4/44 with Tom Gardner, Co-pilot: Carl West, Navigator: Jacob Brown, Bombardier: Jack Botham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leo Varner, Radio Operator: Lucius Birbeck, Ball turret gunner: Ray Stewart, Waist gunner: Henderson Head, Waist gunner: Alex Shewchuk,Tail gunner: Ray Cutshall (10 Prisoner of War); on return flak KOs two engines, crashed shallow water five miles W of Schillig, at mouth of River Jadebuesen, NW of Wilhelmshaven, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3932. FLATBUSH FLOOGIE.

B-17 #44-8691 / Li’l Wampus aka Betsy

B-17 #44-8691 / Li’l Wampus aka Betsy

Delivered Lincoln 22/11/44; Grenier 14/12/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 16/12/44 BETSY; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. LITTLE WAMPUS.

B-17 #43-38366 / Flak Flirter

B-17 #43-38366 / Flak Flirter

Delivered Cheyenne 26/7/44; Kearney 3/8/44; Dow Fd 10/8/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 13/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45. FLAK FLIRTER.

B-17 #43-38195

B-17 #43-38195

Delivered Cheyenne 6/7/44; Kearney 18/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 4/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26/11/45.

B-17 #44-83264 / Scrappy Jr.

B-17 #44-83264 / Scrappy Jr.

Delivered Lincoln 17/1/45; Dow Fd 8/2/45; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 1/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45. SCRAPPY JR.

B-17 #43-39326 / Flak Shy Lady

B-17 #43-39326 / Flak Shy Lady

Delivered Lincoln 12/2/45; Bangor 1/3/45; Assigned 728BS/452BG Returned to the USA Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. FLAK-SHY LADY.

B-17 #42-3381

B-17 #42-3381

Delivered Denver 31/5/43; Dow Fd 9/7/43; Assigned 12 AF 13/7/43; Missing in Action 4/11/43, flak.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3357

B-17 #42-3357

Delivered Denver 21/5/43; Dow Fd 5/6/43; Assigned with H2S radar scanner installed 813BS/482BG [PC-S] Alconbury 1/7/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 8/2/44 with Joe Gold, Co-pilot: Warren Cosby, Bombardier: Bob Felsberg, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vernon Mainard, Radio Operator: Stephen Rodowicz, Ball turret gunner: Arthur Foulkes, Waist gunner: Herb Gebers (7 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Jim Clarendon{ret UK 10/5/44}, Waist gunner: Elres Dowden, Tail gunner: Pvt Webber Mason{both ret UK 21/5/44} (3 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, KO’d #3, crashed Chevincourt, five miles NE of Compeign, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 2781.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29702 / Rat Killer

B-17 #42-29702 / Rat Killer

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Brookley 27/3/43; Morrison 9/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Alconbury 13/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 335BS [OE-H], 412BS [QW-H], then 334BS [BG-H]; 8m, Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Bill Renaud (remains recovered off beach at Bangenkop, Langeland 1/7/58), Co-pilot: Glenn McMurty, Navigator: John Lambert, Bombardier: Harley Riley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lou Julliard, Radio Operator: Joe LaSarge, Ball turret gunner: Albt Foley, Waist gunner: Chester Piatkowski, Waist gunner: Bill Guse,Tail gunner: Cicero McNeeley (10 Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Langeland Is. near Lindholm, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 4896. RAT KILLER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8504

B-17 #44-8504

Delivered Lincoln 4/10/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 19/10/44; MIA Munich 9/4/45 Pilot: John Carroll, Joe Diaz, Casimir Formella (3KIA); Jack Martin, Julius Conison, Arthur Crist, Olgie Latwen, Ralph Henderson, Don Gallagher {tg}, Herb Leventon {rcm} (7POW) flak, crashed Landsberg, Germany. MACR 13870.