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General Ira C. Eaker

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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8367 / Our Baby

44-8367 / Our Baby

Delivered Dallas 23/8/44; Langley 28/8/44; Grenier 5/10/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-S] Podington 25/11/44; transferred 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Thurleigh 7/5/45; landing accident with Vic Moore 16/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46. OUR BABY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97457

42-97457

Delivered Denver 19/11/43; Albuquerque 25/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 749BS/457BG [N] Glatton 29/1/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 25/2/44 with Archie Bower, Bombardier: Rich Cooke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Giordano, Radio Operator: John Popowitz,Tail gunner: John Waskovich (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bill Baxendale, Navigator: Lee Hoskins, Radio Operator: Joe Syder, Waist gunner: Jesse Hirschberg,Tail gunner: Westley Schneider (5 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed in vineyard near Birkweiler, a few miles W of Landau, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2918.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97346

42-97346

Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/44; Hunter 10/3/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 3/4/44; Missing in Action Gyor 13/4/44 with Earl Martin, Waist gunner: Russ Durfee[wia],Tail gunner: Frank Pyzanowski (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: George Jost, Navigator: Bob Clark[wia], Bombardier: Lowell Hamm, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Howarth, Radio Operator: Tom Watkins, Ball turret gunner: David Cuniff, Waist gunner: Franklin Gowens[wia] (7 evaded capture); enemy aircraft ko’d #3 & right wing on fire, crashed Bjelovan, Hung; ten chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 3911.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97473 / Mairzy Doats aka Berlin Express

42-97473 / Mairzy Doats aka Berlin Express

Delivered Denver 26/11/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 23/12/43; transferred 571BS/390BG [FC-O] Framlingham 23/12/43 HAP’S HAZARD; Missing in Action Boulogne 5/6/44 with Earl Armstrong, Ball turret gunner: Paul Ortega (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Dan Johnson, {no nav}, Bombardier: Don Baker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Everett Ludwig, Radio Operator: Harry Clark, Waist gunner: Basil Coats, Waist gunner: Tom Richey,Tail gunner: Bill Norrod (7 Prisoner of War); flak burst in bomb bay, crashed Dargnies, six miles E of Le Treport, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 5481. MAIRZY DOATS aka BERLIN EXPRESS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37948

43-37948

Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 9/7/44; transferred 833BS/486BG [2N-T] Sudbury 27/10/44; {7m} Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Woodrow Cornelison, Herman Sigal, Ernie Glass, Bob Volkman, Melvin Adams, Ed Smolinski, George Scott, Bob Burchard (8 Prisoner of War); Billy Spieles (Killed in Action); mech fault, crashed Stolzenbach, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11153.

B-17 #41-24361 / Wabash Cannon Ball

41-24361 / Wabash Cannon Ball

Assigned RAF [FA676] but transferred 301BG Westover 18/7/42; Podington 6/8/42; Tafaraoui, Alg 24/11/42; 96BS/2BG Massicault, Tun {38m} 348BS/99BG Oudna, Tun 28/3/44 {52m}; 840BS/483BG Tortorella, It 31/3/44; {98m in total} Returned to the USA 11/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 20/8/45. WABASH CANNON BALL.