„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 42-31754


Delivered Cheyenne 12/12/43; Gt Falls 24/12/43; Grenier 6/2/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-L] Molesworth 28/2/44; crash landed Trunch, Norfolk near RAF Sculthorpe 9/4/44 with Bob Lynch, Co-pilot: Nelson O’Beirne, Navigator: Emilio Sbrolla, Bombardier: Dick Merz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Roszell, Radio Operator: Frank Schuler, Ball turret gunner: Josef Chudej, Waist gunner: Elwood Schoonmaker, Waist gunner: Ken Pleasanton,Tail gunner: Ken Krogh. (10 Returned to Duty); Salvaged 10/4/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31405 / Wallaroo Mk II

42-31405 / Wallaroo Mk II

Delivered Cheyenne 30/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Romulus 26/11/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-X] Molesworth 14/1/44; on mission 29/4/44 with Lt Roth, Co-pilot: Homer Raker (KIA by flak); on cross country flight to RAF Heston, Middx, 7/8/44 with Capt Ken Edwards, Co-pilot: John Reed, Navigator: John Kenney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cecil See, Radio Operator: Everett Van Horn, pass Sgt unknown, (6 Returned to Duty); aircraft landed heavily, skidded and right landing gear collapsed; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 12/8/44. WALLEROO MK II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6419 / Lil‘ Liz II

44-6419 / Lil‘ Liz II

Delivered Hunter 28/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 16/8/44; Missing in Action Blechhammer 17/10/44 with Gail McCoy, Co-pilot: Harry Izen, Navigator: Chauncey Hoyt, Bombardier: Chas Bores, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Dobeski, Radio Operator: Royce Kelly, Ball turret gunner: Ed Mettler, Waist gunner: Gene Ruley, Waist gunner: Bob Rush,Tail gunner: Pershing Yarborough (10INT); no gas, crashed Ornis; Missing Air Crew Report 9210. LIL’ LIZ II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31314 / Scorchy

42-31314 / Scorchy

Delivered Cheyenne 19/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Memphis 2/11/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-E] Molesworth 18/11/43; ex-Frankfurt 11/2/44, with Howard Dahleen, Co-pilot: Chas Rice, Navigator: Russ Klingensmith, Bombardier: Ray Gauthier, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Orrick Malcolm, Radio Operator: Cliff Swanson, Ball turret gunner: Ed Hirn, Waist gunner: Bill Titsworth, Waist gunner: Harding Smith,Tail gunner: Harry Ross (10 Returned to Duty); brakes failed, o/s Shoreham Afd, Sussex, UK. hitting guardroom and injuring three crew members; Salvaged n/battle damaged 13/2/44. SCORCHY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31483 / Bonnie B

42-31483 / Bonnie B

Delivered Cheyenne 10/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Bangor 5/12/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-B] Molesworth 1/1/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 5/9/44 with Bill Morgan, Co-pilot: John Parker, Navigator: Abe Wodinsky, Bombardier: Frank Destito, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Theron Hayes, Radio Operator: Ed Stemmle, Ball turret gunner: Stan Lloyd, Waist gunner: Jim Gross,Tail gunner: Jim Caperton (9 Returned to Duty), lost one prop and two engines on return; force landed A-20 Reims af, France; Salvaged 12/9/44. BONNIE B.

B-17 #42-37787


Delivered Denver 28/8/43; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 19/10/43; 1 BAD 23/10/43; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU- ] Grafton Underwood 2/11/43; then 526BS/379BG [LF-C] Kimbolton 11/11/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with Sam Bender, Co-pilot: Art Schmidt, Navigator: Jim Newbold, Bombardier: Howard Mullaney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lionel Smith, Radio Operator: Harry Pattrin, Ball turret gunner: Constantine Principe, Waist gunner: Harry Tate, Waist gunner: Paul Hieatt,Tail gunner: Francis Svehla (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Branneger, near Borger, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1330.