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General Ira C. Eaker

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B-17 #42-102496 / Special Delivery

42-102496 / Special Delivery

Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-M] Molesworth 30/4/44; on night service training 18/9/44 with Graham Gould, Co-pilot: Yale Lasker, Navigator: Ralph Reynolds, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Megek, Radio Operator: Max Smelar, g-Peter Bandy (6 Returned to Duty); brakes were not applied soon enough, aircraft ran into ploughed field, nosed over then fell back, rep; on mission 24/8/44 with ? , Bombardier: John Rhyne KIA-by shrapnel), SPECIAL DELIVERY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31529


Delivered Denver 19/11/43; Gt Falls 20/11/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Romulus 8/1/44; New Castle 9/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-N] Podington 23/1/44; Missing in Action Erding 24/4/44 with Earl Howard, Co-pilot: Glen Filberth, Navigator: Bill Lagarde, Bombardier: Gene Maginn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marvin Russell, Radio Operator: Joe Oklak, Ball turret gunner: Ralph Murchison, Waist gunner: Levi Burns, Waist gunner: Hubert Matlock,Tail gunner: Vic Wells (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KOd #1, crew bailed, ship flew on and crashed Augenstein Mountain, near Lochamer Wand, eight miles SW of Weissbach, near Austro/Ger border; Missing Air Crew Report 4146.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31503


Delivered Cheyenne 12/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Romulus 4/12/43; Presque Is 8/12/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-L] Podington 30/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Frank Krizan, Co-pilot: Nick Stevason, Navigator: Otis Fuller, Bombardier: Adolph Dobek, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Vitrano, Radio Operator: Malcolm Mayers, Ball turret gunner: Gerard O’Day, Waist gunner: Casimer Jaworski, Waist gunner: Bill Gammel,Tail gunner: Marvin Harrison (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Brachwitz, four miles N of Treuenbrietzen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2903.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2637 / Ready Betty – Gone Forever

41-2637 / Ready Betty – Gone Forever

Delivered Lowry 3/3/42; Boise 4/4/42; Assigned 65BS/19BG Hawaii 18/4/42; transferred 43BG; retUS Tyndall 6/11/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 25/6/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38776 / Passion Wagon aka Victory Devils

43-38776 / Passion Wagon aka Victory Devils

Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/10/44; 67m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. PASSION WAGON aka VICTORY DEVILS

B-17 #42-31454 / St. Anthony

42-31454 / St. Anthony

Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43; Gt Falls 6/11/43; Kearney 19/11/43; Romulus 2/12/43; Bangor 4/12/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-B] Thurleigh 30/12/43; secret mission 4/11/44, ret gp 9/11/44; transferred 29TAC 24/5/45; Salvaged 31/1/46. ST ANTHONY.