B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6108 / Black Widow

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6108 / Black Widow


  • RCL: RQ-Y, YB-Y

History of
B-17 44-6108 / Black Widow

Delivered Tulsa 6/5/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 24/6/44; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 27/5/44; transferred 509BS/351BG [RQ-Y] Polebrook 2/6/44; 508BS [YB-Y]; on Ludwigshafen mission 9/9/44 with Farrell Evans, lost an engine but limped back to base OK, no injuries; (95m} Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; Sth Plains 16/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. BLACK WIDOW.

Last updated: 30. July 2017


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