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 44-85762

44-85762

Delivered Dallas 28/5/45; Syracuse 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 7/11/45; transferred USN 6/47 [83998]; NAS Corpus Christi, Tx, scrapped for spares.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85761

44-85761

Delivered Dallas 29/5/45; Syracuse 26/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39145

43-39145

Delivered Lincoln 14/12/44; Grenier 21/12/44; Assigned 8AF 23/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 29/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 31/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 22/2/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39078

43-39078

Delivered Hunter 24/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 19/12/44; battle damaged Hamburg 30/3/45 with Russ Goodspeed, ? (6 Killed in Action); Roger Laib, Harry Teters, Harry Davis (3RTD – wia); flak hit in #4 engine, crashed Bartlow, Cambs. UK, heading for new base at Little Walden, Ex. aircraft broke in half, Salvaged 26/4/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39267

43-39267

Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/45; Hunter 26/2/45; ATC San Francisco 1/3/45; Assigned WCW Manila 31/12/45; Salvaged 11/10/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39265

43-39265

Delivered Cheyenne 22/1/45; Hunter 28/3/45; San Francisco 2/4/45; Assigned ATC 5/4/45; 338 RV Momote 18/1/46; 5RVP Gp Clark Fd 18/4/46; Returned to the USA 24/5/49; 9SRG Gp Fairmont 27/9/49; Hill 9/12/49; Recl Comp 19/5/50.