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General Ira C. Eaker

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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31510 / Paper Doll

42-31510 / Paper Doll

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Gt Falls 25/11/43; Kearney 14/12/43; Romulus 26/12/43; Presque Is 30/12/43; Assigned: 524BS/379BG [WA-D] Kimbolton 4/1/44; MIA Oschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Don McCall, Co-Pilot: Chas Gurney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Fiers, Waist Gunner: Joe Lantigne (4POW); Navigator: Sgt Tom Geary, Bombardier: Leo Williams, Radio Operator: John Cvitkovich, Ball Turret Gunner: Gene Hively, Waist Gunner: George Scilligo, Tail Gunner: Edgar Taylor (6EVD-all ret UK by 8/9/44); Enemy aircraft KO’d #3 & #4, crashed Afferden, Hol; MACR 2875.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6060

44-6060

Delivered Tulsa 18/4/44; Roswell 28/4/44; 3030 BU Roswell 2/6/44; 3018 BU Kingman 3/10/44; 3017 BU Hobbs 24/6/45; 3701 BU Amarillo 7/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31900 / Sally

42-31900 / Sally

Delivered Denver 1/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Assigned: 333BS/94BG [TS-N] Rougham 14/2/44; 331BS [QE-O], 332BS [XM-T]; MIA Geissen, Germany. 11/12/44 Pilot: D. Shankland, W. Ward, D. O’Brien, E. Purser (4MIA); five bailed OK and returned to base; Enemy aircraft KO’d #2 & #3 and losing power crash-landed Liege, Belgium. MACR 11105. SALLY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31648 / Ensign Mary

42-31648 / Ensign Mary

Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Gt Falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 7/12/43; Kearney 19/12/43; Grenier 31/12/43; Presque Is 3/1/44; Assigned: 526BS/379BG [LF-H] Kimbolton 17/2/44; MIA Noball Site 16/6/44 Pilot: George McHugh, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lester Tullier (2KIA); Navigator: Bob Reese, Bombardier: Chas Atkinson, Radio Operator: Russell Groat, Waist Gunner: George Thompson, Tail Gunner: Bruce Little (5POW); Co-Pilot: Ed Peterson, Ball Turret Gunner: J.K. Shaw (2EVD); flak set wing alight, crashed SE St Pierre Pontpoint, 12 miles NE of Creil, Fr; MACR 5988.

B-17 #44-6195

44-6195

Delivered Tulsa 29/5/44; Hunter 23/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 341BS/97BG Amendola 10/7/44; caught fire while landing with Andy Wiseman, Salvaged 12/3/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6050

44-6050

Delivered Tulsa 14/4/44; Ft Myers 27/4/44; 2118 BU Buckingham 2/6/44; 2118 BU Laredo 28/6/44; Written off 11/8/44.