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B-17 #41-9024 / King Condor

41-9024 / King Condor

Assigned 414BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42; arrived at Grafton Underwood on 6-Jul-42 crash landed Grafton Underwood 1-Aug-42 with Claude Lawrence, Co-pilot: R.Brown, Navigator: M.Jones, Bombardier: R.Buchana, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: J.James, Radio Operator: H.Birdsong, Ball turret gunner: O.Hester, Waist gunner: C.Cockrell, Waist gunner: C.Watson,Tail gunner: P.Trapani (10 Returned to Duty); ran off runway, through hedge and hit English truck, killing driver John Jimmison; first aircraft Salvaged. KING CONDOR.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3096

42-3096

Delivered Denver 13/2/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Morrison 12/3/43; Navarin 4/43 Chateau-du-Rhumel 27/4/43; Ain M’Lila 17/6/43; Massicault 31/7/43; {60m} transferred 352BS/301BG; {4m} Salvaged 23/1/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Bush Fd 9/5/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9243

41-9243

Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/42; Wayne 25/6/42; Houlton 11/7/42; Gander-Prestwick 12/8/42 with George Oberdorf to RAF [FL449]; 220 Sq (NR-O) Benbecula, Scot. 26/8/43; Azores 24/10/43; then 519 Sq (Z9-F) Wick, Scot. 18/12/44; (attch 51 MU 1/10/45;) Struck Off Charge 31/7/47.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9226

41-9226

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/42; Assigned 431BS/11BG Hawaii 7/6/42; transferred 13AF Poppy 22/7/42; ditched at sea 11/9/42 with Willard G. Woodbury.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9225

41-9225

Delivered Cheyenne 28/5/42; Wayne 30/6/42; Dorval 4/7/42; Gander-Prestwick 16/8/42 with Steuart Reiss to RAF [FL455]; Royal Aircraft Est. LRASV trials 11/11/42; 206 Sq (VX-N) Benbecula, Scot. 12/7/43; Azores 12/43; 519 Sq [Z9-A] Skitten, Scot 14/11/44; on navigation exercise with Keith Humphreys, Co-pilot: George Pullan, Tom Wrigley(wia) (3 Returned to Duty); Bill Payne, Geoff Panzer, Ken Day, Alex Beatson, Dennis Pressley, Edwin Wood (6 Killed in Action); crashed in heavy cloud at Westerdale, near Halsary, 12 miles SW of Wick, UK 1/2/45; two Wounded in Action but died later; Salvaged.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3066 / Betsey

42-3066 / Betsey

Delivered Denver 9/2/43; Tinker 10/3/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Navarin 17/3/43; transferred 353BS/301BG Oudna, Tun 10/43 {3m}; ret 429BS/2BG Massicault 16/11/43; Bizerte 2/12/43; Amendola 9/12/43; 348BS/99BG Tortorella, 28/3/44; {1m} 483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 3/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 6/9/45. BETSY.