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 44-85841 / The Last B-17

44-85841 / The Last B-17

Delivered Dallas 4/8/45; Sth Plains 1/9/45; 555 BU Love Fd 30/10/45; Recl Comp 13/2/46. (THE LAST B-17).

B-17 #Model 299 (XB-17) – NX13372

Model 299 (XB-17) – NX13372

Prototype of the future B-17, crashed on take-off, due to locked control surfaces; 30/10/1935; Killing US Air Force Pilot Major Ployer Hill and Boeing’s chief test pilot Leslie Turner.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85839

44-85839

Delivered Dallas 27/7/45; Sth Plains for storage before sent to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md 2/46, tested to destruction 6/3/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85838

44-85838

Delivered Dallas 25/7/45; Sth Plains 9/45; Rome 25/2/46; NAAF Mustin Fd 4/46 [82857]; United States Coast Guard San Diego 19/11/46; Elizabeth City 3/1//47; NAS Weeksville, NC 27/8/48; NAAF Mustin Fd, then NAS Norfolk and scrapped 1/50, for spares.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85837

44-85837

Delivered Dallas 25/7/45; Sth Plains 6/9/45; Rome 26/2/46; NAAF Mustin Fd 4/46 [82855]; United States Coast Guard Elizabeth City 14/8/46; San Francisco 10/49; NAS Norfolk 11/52; United States Coast Guard New York 3/54; Elizabeth City 8/55; NAS Norfolk 1/4/57, scrapped.