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 44-6252

44-6252

Delivered Hunter 15/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG Snetterton 6/44 fitted with Eagle radar AN/APQ-7 for trials; transferred 813BS/482BG [PC-A] Alconbury 4/2/45; landing accident with Harrison Clarke at Snetterton 9/6/45; retUS, Recl Comp Pyote 14/1/49.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102587

42-102587

Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 30/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Albert Oswalt 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

B-17 #41-9103 / Dixie Demo

41-9103 / Dixie Demo

Assigned 414BS/97BG Polebrook 11/4/42; with Lt. Clarence L. Thacker on first 8AF mission 17/8/42; transferred 92BG Bovingdon 24/8/42; 91BG Bassingbourn 3/3/43; 385BG Gt Ashfield 8/43 as target tow & hack; Returned to the USA 23/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 19/12/45. DIXIE DEMO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8580

44-8580

Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/44; Hunter 22/11/44; Dow Fd 2/12/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-Z] Grafton Underwood 28/1/45; 544BS [SU-Z]; transferred 457BG Glatton 9/5/45; 305BG Chelveston 23/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 6/11/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85494

44-85494

Sold from USAF to Brazilian AF {5411} serving with 1st & 2nd Sqds 60 BG Recife, but retired in 1968.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97971

42-97971

Delivered Dallas 19/4/44; Hunter 30/5/44; Grenier 18/6/44; Assigned (H2X) 482BG Alconbury 19/6/44; transferred 339BS/96BG [QJ-X] Snetterton 20/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45.