„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 42-32017 / Sweet 17

42-32017 / Sweet 17

Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/44; Barksdale 4/2/44; Homestead 14/3/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Tortorella 28/3/44; Sterparone 22/4/44; Missing in Action {144m} Almasfuzito, Hung. 14/3/45 with Harvey Mitchell, Sutton, Broome, Nelson, Thompson, Strunk, Triplett, Bill Wilson, Winnega, John Wilson (10 Prisoner of War); mech fault, crashed Koprivnica, Hungary; Missing Air Crew Report 12822. SWEET 17.

B-17 #41-24616 / Sam’s Little Helper

41-24616 / Sam’s Little Helper

Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-U/K] Presque 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 2 SAD Warton 3/12/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 21/3/44; Returned to the USA Keesler 4/5/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Stillwater 24/9/45. SAM’S LITTLE HELPER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9167

41-9167

Delivered Sebring 4/5/43; with Alex Katz crash landed 50 miles S of Appalachicola, Fl, 12/5/42; 2137 BU Hendricks 12/11/42; 3017 BU Hobbs 3/12/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 25/6/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6371 / Eva Dee

44-6371 / Eva Dee

Delivered Hunter 20/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 11/8/44; crashed 13/4/45, Salvaged. EVA DEE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102887 / The Pisseroo

42-102887 / The Pisseroo

Delivered Hobbs 15/4/44; Hunter 29/4/44; Dow Fd 15/5/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 20/5/44; Missing in Action Ploesti 31/7/44 with Fred Martin, Co-pilot: Bill Lee, Navigator: Phil Smith, Bombardier: Martin Cudilo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sterling Nichols, Radio Operator: Pete Kovacovich, Ball turret gunner: Frank Mathews, Waist gunner: Steve Hanich, Waist gunner: Joe Markle,Tail gunner: Don Siegfried; flak, crashed Lubinca (fate?); Missing Air Crew Report 7206. THE PISSAROO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31752 / The Simp

42-31752 / The Simp

Delivered Cheyenne 11/12/43; Dallas 4/1/44; Lakeland 6/1/44; Morrison 17/2/44; Assigned 773BS/463BG Celone 20/2/44; Missing in Action Odertal, Ger. 22/8/44 with John Butorac, Co-pilot: Onic, Navigator: Leslie Avery, Bombardier: Kittrick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wastrowatta, Radio Operator: Fafeto, Ball turret gunner: Fred Bertrand, Waist gunner: Bill Daley, Waist gunner: Wirland,Tail gunner: Joe Attanasio; flak, crashed Slatina; Missing Air Crew Report 8108. THE SIMP.