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B-17 Flying Fortress // Wikipedia Commons [Public Domain]

B-17 Flying Fortress // Wikipedia Commons [Public Domain]

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42-29636 / Vanishing Virgin aka X-Virgin

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/43; Gt Falls 31/1/43; Salina 3/2/43; Nashville 23/2/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-G] Chelveston VANISHING VIRGIN 24/3/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 30/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/3/44; Returned to the USA 12/5/44; Lockbourn 3/8/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 18/12/45. X-VIRGIN.
B-17 Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies

42-40051

Delivered Long Beach 13/11/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; Prestwick, UK 6/12/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-F] Snetterton 14/12/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Jim Massey, Co-pilot: Wilbur Haney, Navigator: Don Plywell, Bombardier: John Quinlen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Beres, Radio Operator: Carmine Advantini, Ball turret gunner: Cletis Homes, Waist gunner: Albt Martinez, Waist gunner: Joe Pyreck,Tail gunner: Bill Cantrell (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Nystead, Laaland, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 3652.
B-17 Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies

42-30394

Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ- ] Snetterton 27/6/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Clarry Covert, Co-pilot: Jim Wyse, Navigator: Doug Johnson, Bombardier: Bill Galle, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Colvin, Ball turret gunner: Jim Goodson (6OW); Radio Operator: Jim Ellis*, Waist gunner: Harry Jarvis, Waist gunner: Bob Korff*,Tail gunner: Chas Defferdoll* (4KIA-*bodies washed up weeks later); enemy aircraft, ditched off Sylt Is, Nth Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 143.
B-17 Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies

42-29939 / The Duchess aka Wabash Cannonball

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-X] Snetterton 15/5/43 THE DUCHESS; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Bill Young, Co-pilot: Tom Hilton, Navigator: John Ashmead, Bombardier: Orville Hayes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie Weekes, Radio Operator: Albertus Onsgard, Ball turret gunner: Owen Cantrell, Waist gunner: Ray Ritz,Tail gunner: Burdette Borradaile, foto-Gene Ryan (9 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Wilfred Dennis (POW-picked up by small German boat); enemy aircraft, crashed near Bornholm Island in Baltic Sea. Missing Air Crew Report 3810. WABASH CANNONBALL.
B-17 Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies

42-29747 / Rikki-Tikki-Tavi II

Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 13/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-D] Kimbolton 12/7/43; coll with 42-31441 (303BG), crashed Catworth, Hunts. UK, assembling for Kiel 5/1/44 with Dale Killian, Co-pilot: Paul Chamberlain, Navigator: Bob DeGroff, Bombardier: Remy Bourque, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Huberet McIntyre, Radio Operator: Earl Crumpton, Ball turret gunner: Harry Hancock, Waist gunner: Vic Morphonios, Waist gunner: Ken Matlak,Tail gunner: Morris Weiss (10 Killed in Action); Salvaged. RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI II.