„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 40-3070

40-3070

Delivered Salt Lake City 29-Sep-41; Hickham Field. HI 17-Oct-41; Assigned 93BS/19BG Clark Field, PI 23-Oct-41 with Hewitt Wheless, Ray Teborek, Bill Meemaugh, Austin Stitt, John Gootee, Bruno Katlanz, Wyn Burgess, Stan Domin, Herb Arthur, Bill Killin, Everett Dodson; Delivered Monte-Batchelor, Austrailia 17-Dec-41 with Hewitt Wheless, Teborek, Meenaugh, Schlotte, Hopkins, Lytle, Logan, Ambrose, Katlanz; to Samarinda, Borneo then Singosari, Java 30-Dec-41 with George Schaetzel; blown up by terrorists Parisian, Java 22-Feb-42. Salvaged. Never served in the UK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83246

44-83246

Delivered Hunter 12/1/45; Grenier 28/1/45; Assigned 483BG Sterparone 4/45; Returned to the USA Morrison 19/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 21/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83244

44-83244

Delivered Lincoln 12/1/45; Dow Fd 8/2/45; Assigned 15AF 9/2/45; Returned to the USA Morrison 10/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 28/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85508

44-85508

Delivered Louisville 7/3/45; Hunter 16/3/45; Grenier 28/3/45; Assigned 8AF 29/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 20/5/45; Sth Plains 4/6/45; re-ass 31/3/47; 4141 BU Pyote 2/6/47; Recl Comp 16/4/50.

B-17 #43-37797 / American Beauty

43-37797 / American Beauty

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 1/6/44; Grenier 14/6/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 16/6/44; crashed on base 10/1/45 with Chas Summers, sal 8/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45. AMERICAN BEAUTY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102561

42-102561

Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; slated 385BG, Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-D] Snetterton 22/4/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Chas Irving, Bombardier: John Flanyak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Zalaker, Radio Operator: Jim Campbell, Waist gunner: Paul Nadeau,Tail gunner: George McCully (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Lou Pastore, Navigator: Ed Montgomery, Ball turret gunner: John Borneo, Waist gunner: Walt Froelhich (4 Prisoner of War); mid-air coll with 42-102475 (96BG), snapped in half; crashed Woessingen, nine miles E of Karlsruhe, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5164.