B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies Aktuelle Einträge in der Datenbank

B-17 #41-24605 / Knock-out Dropper

41-24605 / Knock-out Dropper

Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-R] Bangor 22-Sep-42; Molesworth 22-Oct-42; First 8th Air Force aircraft to complete 50, then 75 missions- 27-Mar-44; with M/Sgt Buford Pafford as crew chief; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5-Jun-44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Searcy Field 19-Jul-45, scrapped Stillwater, OK. KNOCK-OUT DROPPER.

B-17 #44-6483 / Ruby’s Raiders

44-6483 / Ruby’s Raiders

Delivered Hunter 17/8/44; Grenier 4/9/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-G] Gt Ashfield 8/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/11/45. RUBY’S RAIDERS.

B-17 #42-3535


Delivered Denver 24/7/43; Dyersburg 7/8/43; Assigned 385BG Great Ashfield 9/9/43; transferred 337BS/96BG [QJ-L] then 339BS [MZ-L] Snetterton 9/9/43; Missing in Action Sorau 11/4/44 with Ken Bethe, Co-pilot: Raoul Demars, Navigator: Hyman Juskowitz, Bombardier: Bob Smith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Constantine Segalla, Radio Operator: Bob Esler, Ball turret gunner: Stan Mrozeck, Waist gunner: John Hamlin, Waist gunner: Russell Lauer,Tail gunner: Everett Morgan (10 evaded capture); enemy aircraft hit bomb doors and jammed half-open, #2 on fire; crew bailed and picked up by Danish ship and taken to Scotland; aircraft crash landed St Hedingh, Laaland, Den. Salvaged. Missing Air Crew Report 4266.

B-17 #41-24485 / Memphis Belle

41-24485 / Memphis Belle

Assigned to the 324th Bomb Squadron/91st Bomb Group [DF-A], Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/10/42; one of first in group to complete 25 missions; Returned to the USA Columbia 25/6/43 for nationwide war bond tour; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 1/8/45. Restored and was on display at Millington Apt., Mud Is. Memphis, Tn. for several years; to USAF Museum, Dayton, Oh, in 2005 for complete strip down and renovation, plus engines rebuild, set for static restoration. MEMPHIS BELLE. (named by pilot Bob Morgan).

B-17 #42-97880 / Little Miss Mischief

42-97880 / Little Miss Mischief

Delivered Tulsa 23/3/44; 88BG Hunter 18/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-F] Bassingbourn 15/6/44; 50+m lost engine en route Fassberg A/fd 4/4/45 with Edgar Moyer, on return crash landed base when u/c collapsed; repaired & transferred 600BS/398BG [N8-R] Nuthampstead; mission to French bridges 8/7/44 with Curtis Lovelace, Co-pilot: Bob Hart, Navigator: Bob Uhl, Bombardier: Alton Andrews, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Rees, Radio Operator: Cliff Weatherwax, Ball turret gunner: Gerard Antaillia, Waist gunner: Phil Fritech,Tail gunner: Sam Miller (9 Returned to Duty); forced to bail out over Essex on return and crash landed Chelsworth, Suffolk; repaired and transferred 306BG 5/45. LITTLE MISS MISCHIEF.

B-17 #42-3040 / Miss Ouachita

42-3040 / Miss Ouachita

Delivered Denver 23/1/43; 303BG Molesworth 11/4/43; transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-U] Thurleigh 17/4/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-Q] Bassingbourn 23/8/43; Missing in Action 18m Gutersloh 21/2/44 with Spencer Osterbegg, Navigator: Morris Roy, Bombardier: George Zebrowski, Radio Operator: Harry Klem, Ball turret gunner: Sam Aldridge, Waist gunner: Clay Morningstar, Waist gunner: Alex Siatkowski,Tail gunner: Jay Milowski (8 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: John Van Beran, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lambert Brostrom (2 Killed in Action); shot down by Maj Heinz Baer, and crash landed near Bexten, N of Lingen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2457. MISS OUACHITA.

B-17 #42-39929 / Lackin Shankin

42-39929 / Lackin Shankin

Delivered Long Beach 10/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-K] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; 11m Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Frank Ammann, Co-pilot: Frank Butler, Navigator: Harry Levin, Bombardier: Pat McNulty, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Lacorazza, Radio Operator: Frank Bynon, Ball turret gunner: Irvin Kennedy, Waist gunner: Howard Hornick,Tail gunner: Frank Martin, obs-Lt Phillip Heacox 361FG (10INT); flak damaged both outer engines, then was attacked by Me 210, force landed Vollsjo, near Ystad, Swed; (crew secretly released seven months later). Missing Air Crew Report 3667. LACKIN’ SHACKIN’.

B-17 #42-5407 / Fightin’ Pappy

42-5407 / Fightin’ Pappy

Delivered Denver 3/12/42; Morrison 5/2/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-L] Thurleigh 8/2/43; taxi accident with Bill McKearn 10/3/43; later transferred 323BS/91BG [OR- ] Bassingbourn 11/9/43; 526BS/379BG [LF- ] Kimbolton 27/9/43; Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43 with Vernon Smith, Co-pilot: Bob Greenhaig, Navigator: Calvin Ford, Bombardier: George Dickerson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Lemischak, Ball turret gunner: Walt Johnson, Waist gunner: Dave Sharman, Waist gunner: Howie Hinman,Tail gunner: Quentin Breed (9 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: John Bryant (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Kalifornien, near Schonberg, 11 miles NE of Kiel, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1354. FIGHTING PAPPY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-106988


Delivered Cheyenne 18/1/44; MacDill 24/1/44; Morrison 6/2/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 9/3/44; transferred 347BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action {11m} Wiener Neustedt 10/5/44 with Bill Waltermire, Co-pilot: Morris Kirdich, Navigator: Irving Baum, Bombardier: Alfred Marshall, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Forrest, Radio Operator: Frank Juergens, Waist gunner: Francis Koltz,Tail gunner: John Humphries, (8 Prisoner of War), Ball turret gunner: Furman King, Waist gunner: Boleslaw Klocek (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, #4 knocked out, then two more enemy aircraft, crashed Allhau; 9-10 chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 4729.

B-17 #42-31713 / Snake Hips

42-31713 / Snake Hips

Delivered Cheyenne 10/12/43; Missoula 13/12/43; Cheyenne 15/12/43; Gr Island 27/12/43; Detroit 25/1/44; Grenier 26/1/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-T] Podington 11/2/44; flak, battle damaged Merseburg 24/8/44 with John Bosko,cp-Curt Koehnert, no nav, Bombardier: Jerome Charbonneau, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Pete LaFluer, Radio Operator: Bishop Ingraham, Waist gunner: Chas Garrison, no tg (8 Returned to Duty); Ball turret gunner: Gordon Westcott (Killed in Action); flak hit in bomb bay; ship limped home force landed RAF Woodbridge, Sfk, UK; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 25/8/44. SNAKE HIPS.

B-17 #44-8225 / Hard to Get

44-8225 / Hard to Get

Delivered Dallas 16/7/44; Langley 12/8/44; Dow Fd 12/9/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-L] Framlingham 29/9/44; Missing in Action Neumunster 7/4/45 with Bill Kotta, Harvey Ainsworth, Carleton Gillmore, Jim Bowler, Chas Turner, Howard Johnson, Don Detwiler, Jim Whitling, Tom Walsh (9 Prisoner of War); shot down by Me262 jet enemy aircraft, crashed Brunkensen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13891. HARD TO GET.