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 44-8907

44-8907

Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/45; Hunter 3/3/45; Assigned 8AF 16/3/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 22/5/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31527 / Brown Nose

42-31527 / Brown Nose

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 29/12/43; Missing in Action Budapest 14/6/44 with Chas Britton, Co-pilot: Chas White, Navigator: John Cooke, Ball turret gunner: Walt Ramsey, Waist gunner: Ed Jacobs (5 evaded capture); Bombardier: Grethel Fields, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Witt Bencal, Radio Operator: Joe Leinart, Waist gunner: Gordon Kiefer,Tail gunner: Tim O’Brien (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hit #2, fire spread and ship exploded, crashed Banja Luka, Yugo; 10 chutes seen, but no injuries; Missing Air Crew Report 6015. BROWN NOSE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83342

44-83342

Delivered Oklahoma City 7/2/45; Dallas 10/3/45; slated 7AF Hawaii, transferred Syracuse 7/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 28/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37918 / Dog Tired

42-37918 / Dog Tired

Delivered Denver 14/10/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; ass 333BS/94BG [TS-R] Rougham 14/12/43; MIA Poznan 11/4/44 Pilot: Henry Churchwell, Co-Pilot: Henry Jones, Navigator: George Skelton, Bombardier: Jim Stone, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Fellure, Radio Operator: Peter Dewolf, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Caldwell, Waist Gunner: Bill Wolf, Waist Gunner: Lloyd Pearsall, Tail Gunner: Bill Arck (10POW); flak KO’d #1 near Stettin, then Enemy aircraft attack KO’d two more engines, crashed Nemitz, 10 miles SE of Cammin, Pommerania, Germany. Crew captured by German half-track without a shot being fired! MACR 3861. DOG TIRED.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6376 / Fuddyhuckle

44-6376 / Fuddyhuckle

Delivered Hunter 21/7/44; Presque Is 4/8/44; Assigned 348BS/99BG Tortorella 13/8/44; {68m} Returned to the USA Bradley 18/6/45; Sth Plains 21/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. FUDDYHUCKLE.

B-17 #42-31378 / Rum Dum

42-31378 / Rum Dum

Delivered Cheyenne 27/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Memphis 18/11/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-M] Gt Ashfield 1/12/43; with Muchow force landed Germany; 100+m, n/battle damaged force landed Troston AD with Mike Brochmann 30/5/45; Salvaged. RUM DUM.