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B-17 Flying Fortress // Wikipedia Commons [Public Domain]

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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31914 / Butch

42-31914 / Butch

Delivered Cheyenne 4/1/44; Kearney 17/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-S] Podington 11/2/44; Missing in Action Erding 24/4/44; enemy aircraft, crash landed Dubendorf, Switz; W/O; Missing Air Crew Report 4147. 10 INT. BUTCH.

B-17 #42-102446 / Little Chub

42-102446 / Little Chub

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Presque Is 6/4/44; Langford Lodge 7/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44; flak damage then shot down by Swiss AF, crashed Lake Greifensee, Switz; 6 KIA, 4 INT; Missing Air Crew Report 4347. (aircraft recovered from lake 29/8/53 with Burry’s body, then later scrapped.) LITTLE CHUB.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31758

42-31758

Delivered Cheyenne 11/12/43; Billings 17/12/43; Gr Island 27/12/43; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-F] Thurleigh 3/3/44; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44; battle damaged KOd #2 and #3, force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 4357. 10 INT

B-17 #41-9100 / Birmingham Blitzkrieg

41-9100 / Birmingham Blitzkrieg

Assigned: 414BS/97BG Polebrook 11/4/42 BIRMINGHAM BLITZKREIG; on first 8AF mission 17/8/42; Transferred: 92BG Bovingdon 24/8/42; CCRC 1/43; 525BS/379BG Kimbolton, UK as formation aircraft, complete with bright paint scheme; RAF Clunto, NI. 8/2/44; Salvaged. 18/6/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9030 / Big Punk

41-9030 / Big Punk

Assigned 414BS/97BG MacDill, FL, force landed base with Joe Bernhardt 27/3/42; Grenier, NH with Bill Saunders force landed Buhl, ID 15/6/42; Polebrook 3/42; with Lt. William P. Saunders took part in 8AF 1st raid 17/8/42; transferred 92BG Bovingdon 4/12/42; 310FySqd then 305BG Chelveston /11/43; 27 ATG; 3 SAD Watton, Written off 25/5/45. BIG PUNK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9021 / The Big Bitch aka Hangar Queen

41-9021 / The Big Bitch aka Hangar Queen

Assigned: 414BS/97BG 3/42 THE BIG BITCH; Transferred: 390BG Framlingham 27/6/42 HANGAR QUEEN; 327BS/92BG Bovingdon 24/8/42; AFSC 9/10/42; on first 8AF mission 17/8/42 Pilot: Capt Frank Ward, Navigator: John Segrest (wia), Bob Smith (wia), Waist Gunner: Hubert Crowell, Tail Gunner: John Bungard (2KIA); 390BG Framlingham 8/43 as t/t & hack; WO 31/5/45.