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General Ira C. Eaker

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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3359

42-3359

Delivered Denver 25/5/43; Dow Fd 9/7/43; Assigned HQ Bovingdon; Salvaged n/battle damaged with Albert Lentz 23/12/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8221

44-8221

Delivered Dallas 14/7/44; Langley 8/8/44; Hunter 5/9/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-X] Grafton Underwood 5/11/44; 545BS [JD-W]; transferred 305BG Chelveston 9/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 18/4/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38812

43-38812

Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [U] Glatton 17/10/44; diverted to RAF Portreath on 19-Dec-44 following a raid on Koblenz, when base socked in. Whilst returning to base 23-Dec-44 and letting down on instruments through the clag, crashed two miles north of Gt Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) with Cliff Hendrickson, Walter Graves, Co-pilot, Joe Kilmer, Bombardier: Dave Williams, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Bruer, Radio Operator: Bob Reidel, Ball turret gunner: Edmund Fitzgerald, Waist gunner: George Hawley, Tail gunner: Cliff Henrich Waist gunner; (8 Killed in Service) (1 Returned to Duty) Salvaged 26/12/44.

B-17 #42-31226 / The Saint and Ten Sinners

42-31226 / The Saint and Ten Sinners

Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 16/10/43; Memphis 19/10/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-G] Deenethorpe 22/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Don Butterfoss, Co-pilot: Bob Westfall, Navigator: Bernie Boyle, Bombardier: Bob Kerpen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alf Truszkowski, Radio Operator: Roger McCauley, Ball turret gunner: Everett Stanley, Waist gunner: John Reeves,Tail gunner: Bill Lee (9 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Bill Watkins (evaded capture); flak KOd #1 and #2, crashed Veldweg, two miles W of Beekbergen, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 4345.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3349 / El Mangau aka El Diablo aka Liberty aka El Lobo

42-3349 / El Mangau aka El Diablo aka Liberty aka El Lobo

Delivered Denver 22/5/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-E] Rougham 7/43 EL MANGAU; re-named EL DIABLO then LIBERTY; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/12/43 with John Perrine, Co-pilot: Rod Smith, Navigator: Bob Walthers, Bombardier: Bob Wright, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Smith, Radio Operator: Frank Pogwist, Ball turret gunner: Clarry Neumann, Waist gunner: John Peacock, Waist gunner: Frank Scheinbaum,Tail gunner: Dallas Williamson (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft set #2 on fire, crashed Bordeaux, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 1175. EL LOBO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97390

42-97390

Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/44; Gt Falls 2/3/44; Kearney 17/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-V] Deopham Green 8/4/44; 730BS; destroyed on ground Poltava with Lt Thomas 21/6/44; Salvaged Russia 2/7/44.