B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies The legendary Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber in WW2. With database about the fate of each single aircraft.

“The best bomber which was ever built. She could handle extensive damage and still stay in the air.”
General Ira C. Eaker

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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38759 / Dimples

43-38759 / Dimples

Delivered Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG Kimbolton 14/10/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Ray Alderman, Curtis Henning, Ed Aulman, John Kirkham, Leo Christianson, Ludger Desmarias, Bill Page, Norbert Zagacki (8 Prisoner of War); Bob Staudinger (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Zeitz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 11058. DIMPLES.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39469

43-39469

Delivered Hunter 31/3/45; Assigned 8AF, transferred Sth Plains 15/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 5/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3197

42-3197

Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/43; Ft Sumner 21/4/43; Roswell 28/5/43; force landed Hobbs with Dorsey Melton 7/6/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus ? .

B-17 #42-37758 / Kentucky Kernel

42-37758 / Kentucky Kernel

Delivered Denver 20/8/43; Gr Island 18/8/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-W] Grafton Underwood 3/10/43; sal 10/12/44; retUS 1377 BU Grenier 12/1/45; 4124 BU Altus 16/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45. KENTUCKY KERNEL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37892

43-37892

Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/44; Kearney 15/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned PFF 603BS/398BG [N7- ] Nuthampstead 15/7/44; battle damaged Orleans 1/8/44 with Col Frank Hunter [Group CO], Co-pilot: Capt Gere Douglas, Navigator: Capt Harry Brown, Xn-H. Nelson, Bombardier: G. Goldman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: A. Burke, Radio Operator: K.H. Shutts, Ball turret gunner: J.Basham,wg-A.N. Ward,Tail gunner: N.Callihan (10 Returned to Duty); intense flak damaged two engines, aircraft limped home to crash landed RAF Merston, West Sussex, UK; Salvaged 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 4/8/44.

B-17 #43-38368 / Daisy Mae

43-38368 / Daisy Mae

Delivered Cheyenne 26/7/44; Hunter 4/8/44; Grenier 14/8/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 15/8/44; 729BS; MIA Zwickau 19/3/45 Pilot: Vic Ettredge, Don Franklin, Art Burstein, George Peden, Jack Johnson, Jim Fitzgerald, Don Borden, Howard Towns, Art Darling {tg}, Lew Carter {rcm} (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Zwickau, Germany. MACR 13562. DAISY MAE.