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General Ira C. Eaker

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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8110

44-8110

Delivered Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 17/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-F] Kimbolton 26/8/44; Returned to the USA Morrison 22/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 28/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8435 / Picadilly Lilly

44-8435 / Picadilly Lilly

Delivered Lincoln 17/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 525BS/379BG [FR-N] Kimbolton 16/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 24/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/44; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45.

B-17 #42-32060 / Boulder Buf

42-32060 / Boulder Buf

Delivered Denver 20/1/44; Cheyenne 23/1/44; Kearney 18/2/44; Pilot: John O’Brien forced landing base 6/3/44; Presque Is 19/3/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-V] Ridgewell 6/4/44; MIA {48+m}, severe battle damage over Stuttgart 9/12/44 w/Bill Clarke, Co-Pilot: John Murphy, nav-John Simpson, togg-Bill Robey, Ball Turret Gunner: John Sladek, r-op-Harry Hallstrom (all WIA); rest RTD; f/l with # 2 & 3 engines out at Nancy, Fr. Salvaged. 22/12/44. BOULDER BUF.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6394 / Oh, My Achin Back

44-6394 / Oh, My Achin Back

Delivered Kearney 25/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 774BS/463BG Celone 15/8/44; Missing in Action Udine 5/4/45 with Wilbur Wetzel, Co-pilot: Dave Rummel, Navigator: Jack Begley, Bombardier: John Van Kirk, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: A.J.Steffanelli, Waist gunner: Bill McPherson, Waist gunner: Bob Puckett,Tail gunner: Jim Mitchell (8RTD/POW?); Radio Operator: Marshall Moore, Ball turret gunner: Paul Walmer (2 Killed in Action); flak, ditched Adriatic; Missing Air Crew Report 13640. OH, MY ACHING BACK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37920

42-37920

Delivered Denver 15/10/43; Gr Island 27/10/43; Pilot: ‚ forced landing Gr Island, Nb 1/11/43; ass 338BS/96BG [BX-N] Snetterton 4/12/43; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 w/Harry Beckman, Co-Pilot: Peter Jenks, Navigator: Ed Flynn, Bombardier: Jim Mayo, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Herb Fried, Radio Operator: George Myers, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Tye, Waist Gunner: Jim Large, Waist Gunner: John Miller, Tail Gunner: Leon Freedman (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea, about 55 miles E of Sassnitz, Rugen Is. MACR 3814.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30417

42-30417

Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/43; Gore 31/5/43; Cheyenne 4/6/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Gr Isle 14/6/43; crash landed Randolph, VT with Leon Bolon 27/6/43 en route Dow Fd, Me and UK; Written off 1/7/43.