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General Ira C. Eaker

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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31243


Delivered Cheyenne 8/10/43; Gr Island 19/10/43; Wilmington 27/10/43; Slated 94BG, Assigned 427BS/303BG Molesworth 18/11/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Allan Eckhart, Co-pilot: Elton Jenkins, Navigator: George Arvanites, Bombardier: Bob Meagher, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis Nevner, Radio Operator: Fred Kuehl, Ball turret gunner: Angelo Tambe, Waist gunner: Mike Musashe, Waist gunner: Ed Madak,Tail gunner: Nyle Smith (10 Returned to Duty); no gas, ditched Sandwich Flats, Sandwich Bay, off Walmer, Kent, all rescued by Air Sea Rescue and taken to Manston, Kent. No MACR.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24451


Assigned 401BS/91BG Bangor 29/8/42; en route from Gander, Nfd, to Bassingbourn with John McClean, Co-pilot: Capt Dale Lasselle, Navigator: Bob Allen, Bombardier: Leon Koebel, passengers Capt George Wassell {doc}, Bob Vaughan, John Gibson, Justin Hamblin (8 Killed in Service); Norman Wickes, Leon Harrison {both seriously inj- Returned to Duty); poor weather or hit object in flight, crashed Mt Slieveanrro, Cushendall, Co. Antrim, NI. 3/10/42.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31042


Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/43; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 10/10/43; transferred 303BG Molesworth 19/10/43, then 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 23/10/43; 544BS/384BG [SU-L] Grafton Underwood 2/11/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with John Holland, Co-pilot: Frank Proconio, Bombardier: Tom Witt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Winfree, Radio Operator: Walt Lazarz, Ball turret gunner: Lennon Lisenby, Waist gunner: Stan Duzynski, Waist gunner: Angus Newman,Tail gunner: Julien Britt (9 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Chas East (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Uthlede, six miles SE of Hagen, 18 miles NW of Bremen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1663.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29931 / Jaybird aka Satan’s Workshop

42-29931 / Jaybird aka Satan’s Workshop

Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Memphis 16/4/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD- ] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 JAYBIRD; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-L] Molesworth 13/7/43; Missing in Action Bernburg 22/2/44 with George Underwood, Co-pilot: Joe Massimilliano, Navigator: Duane Parker, Bombardier: George Walter, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Mack Daniels, Radio Operator: Chas Phipps, Ball turret gunner: Tom Dinneen, Waist gunner: Glen Casselman, Waist gunner: Tom Rike,Tail gunner: Greg Myer (10 Killed in Action); no gas, crashed Channel, about 15 miles NER of North Foreland, Kent, UK. Missing Air Crew Report 3564. SATAN’S WORKSHOP.

B-17 #42-29930 / Miss Patricia

42-29930 / Miss Patricia

Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Casper 29/3/43; Smoky Hill 14/4/43; Walla Walla 5/7/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Dow Fd 3/6/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-J] Thurleigh 17/6/43; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-I] Molesworth 25/9/43; crashed on take off at Keyston, Hunts., 23/10/43 soon after t/o on night training flight with Leon Jokerst, Radio Operator: Sam Morse, Co-pilot: Theo Jackson, gnr-Ralph Long, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Stephens, gnr-Ervin Churain, gnr-Homer Sherman, pass-Dick Morgan (8 Killed in Service). Salvaged. QUI-NINE THE BITTER DOSE aka MISS PATRICIA 2m.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24553 / Cherry

41-24553 / Cherry

Assigned to Syracuse 16-Sep-42;Presque Isle 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action, 6-Dec-42 on a mission to bomb the Atclier d’Hellemmes locomotive factory at Lille, France. Shot down by Uffz Schnell (3/JG26), crashed near Lille, France. First group loss. 9KIA 1POW No MACR issued.