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 44-6840 / Marge

44-6840 / Marge

Delivered Hunter 25/11/44; Dow Fd 20/12/44; Assigned 18BS/34BG Mendlesham 23/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45. MARGE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31925 / Goon Girl

42-31925 / Goon Girl

Delivered Denver 5/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Assigned: 331BS/94BG Rougham 7/2/44; MIA Bohlen 7/10/44 Pilot: Leon Levy, Harry Hastings, Frank Marksman, Les Cooper, Henry Greenawalt, Lou Ballin, Don Hancey, Jesus Morales (8KIA); Franklin Pitt (POW); Enemy aircraft blew tail off, crashed Ostramonda, Germany. MACR 9550. GOON GIRL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24576

41-24576

Assigned 365BS/305BG Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; transferred 341BS/97BG Polebrook 4/11/42; Maison Blanche 17/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; BD Messina 35/5/43 with Bill Allbright; #3 engine fell off, bombardier Percy W. Robinson Killed in Action, hit by stabilizer when bailing out, crash landed Tunis. Salvaged. Missing Air Crew Report 16525.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 39-2

39-2

Delivered Salt Lake City Jun-40; Sebring 11-Mar-41; Written off 4-Aug-41. Never used in combat, never served in the UK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9048

41-9048

Delivered Sebring 26/3/42; MAD Olmstead, PA, with Roland Hudson 15/6/42; Hendricks 19/3/43; Williams 14/1/44; La Junta 6/4/44; Written off 19/9/44. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 7/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29601

42-29601

Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/43; Wendover 2/2/43; 384BG Wendover 20/2/43; Sioux City 6/4/43; Casper 15/5/43; McClellan 31/5/43; Tinker 18/6/43; Walla Walla 21/7/43; with Paul Roberg force landed 325 BU Avon Park 18/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 14/12/45.