„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 41-24576

41-24576

Assigned 365BS/305BG Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; transferred 341BS/97BG Polebrook 4/11/42; Maison Blanche 17/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; BD Messina 35/5/43 with Bill Allbright; #3 engine fell off, bombardier Robinson Killed in Actionhit by stabilizer when bailing out, crash landed Tunis. Salvaged. Missing Air Crew Report 16525.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24570 / Panhandle Doggie

41-24570 / Panhandle Doggie

Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR- ] Bangor 10-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 11-Oct-42; damaged on first mission Abbeville 8-Nov-42 limped back to base, and became a Hangar Queen; Salvaged BD 27-Nov-42 10RTD.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24573

41-24573

364BS/305BG [WF-S/N] Bangor 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/43 with Carroll MacCauley, Co-pilot: Adrian Lyon, Radio Operator: Jim Shaw, Ball turret gunner: Elsa Spiva, Waist gunner: John Lukacovic, Waist gunner: Alex Laird (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Kurt Von Gruben, Bombardier: Heywood Sawyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Schonberger,Tail gunner: Jack Milton (4 Prisoner of War) enemy aircraft, ditched shallow waters SW of Husum, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 15329.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102770

42-102770

Delivered Alexandra 2/4/44; Oklahoma City 17/4/44; 221 BU Alexandra, force landed base with George Brumbaugh 1/1/45; W/O 1/2/45.

B-17 #42-30721 / Sweet and Lovely

42-30721 / Sweet and Lovely

Delivered Dallas 19/7/43; Gr Isle 11/8/43; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 31/8/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-T] Ridgewell 20/9/43; 28m 8AF Fight Com, Debden (Radwinter) as radio relay aircraft 25/4/44; 610BS/398BG [3O- ] Nuthampstead 15/11/44; to 435 ASGp 3/6/45 then Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 4/10/45. SWEET AND LOVELY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24572

41-24572

Assigned 364BS/305BG Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 22/10/42; transferred 414BS/97BG Polebrook 4/11/42; Maison Blanche 13/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; 346BS/99BG Depienne 24/11/43; {20m}; depot 3/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 8/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 26/9/45.