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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97361 / The Punched Fowl

42-97361 / The Punched Fowl

Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 728th BS / 452nd BG ( K ) RAF Deopham Green 6/4/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Alex Halbleib, Co-pilot: George Kelly, Navigator: Sam KniffenWounded in Action, Bombardier: Chas Shulman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Binkele, Waist gunner: Wilbur Postlewaite (6 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Joe Carr, Ball turret gunner: Francis Nader, Waist gunner: Willard Morgan,Tail gunner: Pat McDonough (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Ohren, near Limburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4821. THE PUNCHED FOWL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31319 / Tangerine

42-31319 / Tangerine

Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-S] Deopham Green 6/1/44; crashed on take off for mission 26/4/44 but unable to gain altitude, with Hugh Wilson, Co-pilot: Rich Bell, Navigator: Fred Duhm, Bombardier: Bill Houston, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Steve Andrychuk, Radio Operator: Chas Foster, Ball turret gunner: Don Yayes, Waist gunner: Edgar Moore, Waist gunner: Philip Priore,Tail gunner: George Rasiarmus (10 Returned to Duty); crashed on take off a mile from end of runway at Gt Ellingham, Nfk., Salvaged TANGERINE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85752


Delivered Dallas 24/5/45; Syracuse 23/6/45; Garden City 27/9/45; San Antonio 5/2/46; 4121 BU Kelly 18/2/46; 15 TSK Clovis 25/3/46; 4136 BU Tinker 3/4/46; 1503 BU Hamilton 16/8/46; 556 BU Long Beach 9/10/46; Assigned 509th Comp Gp Roswell for A-Bomb tests Drone in Pacific; 1 EG Eglin 28/2/47; re-ass 31/3/47; 605 BU Eglin 10/2/48; 4141 BU Pyote 7/3/48; Recl Comp 18/4/50.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31358


Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 29/5/44 with Shirley Parvin, Co-pilot: Bill Reid, Navigator: Clarry Thurman, Bombardier: Arnold Bergert, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Lampe, Radio Operator: Bill Ruth, Ball turret gunner: Bob Bennett, Waist gunner: John Baker (8 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Frank Cainchute failed,Tail gunner: Chas Wright (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Goddula, 15 miles SW of Liepzig, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5229. BIG NOISE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97549 / Round Tripper

42-97549 / Round Tripper

Delivered Cheyenne 17/12/43; Gr Island 16/1/44; Grenier 24/2/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 15/2/44; mechanical problems 8/3/44 Pilot: Vasco Guilino (RTD plus five others; Bombardier: Lt Roger McGuire (KIA); Navigator: Fred Heckman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clyde Jellison, Radio Operator: Max Halladay (3POW); MIA Leipzig 29/5/44 w/Frank Brogan, n-Erwin Thompson, Waist Gunner: Ray Wilhelm, Tail Gunner: Nels Westin (4POW); Co-Pilot: Bill Weatherwax, b-John Faris{wia}, ettg-Bob Corbett, ro-Otto Havins, Ball Turret Gunner: George Sorensen, Waist Gunner: Bob Adams{broke leg on landing} (6EVD); flak, crashed a mile S of Rocquigny, 22 miles SW of Charleville, Fr. MACR 5228. THE ROUND TRIPPER.

B-17 #42-107146 / Mairzy Doats

42-107146 / Mairzy Doats

Delivered Tulsa 6/3/44; Gr Island 12/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-G] Kimbolton 11/4/44; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 26/8/44 with Edwin Spencer, Co-pilot: Mervyn Richards, Navigator: Gerard Gallagher, Bombardier: Warren Boone, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Chaffin, Radio Operator: George Lively, Waist gunner: Dick Kriederman (7 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Don Stover,Tail gunner: Chas Marlatt (2RTD-rescued by ASR); en route to target #2 engine fell apart, ditched North Sea, W of Haarlem, Holl; Missing Air Crew Report 8465. MAIRZY DOATS.