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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38364 / Demobilizer

43-38364 / Demobilizer

Delivered Cheyenne 26/7/44; Hunter 4/8/44; Grenier 30/8/44; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 1/9/44; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-L] Podington 9/9/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Bernie Morrow, Co-pilot: Willis Early, Navigator: Bill Wallace, Bombardier: Wayne Ball, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Myers, Radio Operator: Chas Fyke, Ball turret gunner: Joe Regan, Waist gunner: Earl Cline,Tail gunner: Bob Peters (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Neu Hardenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 12031. DEMOBILIZER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3267 / Harley Charley

42-3267 / Harley Charley

Delivered Denver 15/4/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Framlingham 28/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; (2m) Missing in Action St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Bill Thomas, Co-pilot: Jim Stapleton, Navigator: Collis Haynes, Bombardier: Bill Prochaska, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Cameron, Radio Operator: Rex Neely, Ball turret gunner: Floyd Thompson, Waist gunner: Arlie Arneson, Waist gunner: Guy Tice,Tail gunner: Bill Whitcom (10 Returned to Duty) enemy aircraft, ditched in Bay of Biscay, all rescued. No MACR. HARLEY CHARLIE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3282

42-3282

Delivered Denver 20/4/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-J] Framlingham 25/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 2m, Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Jim Rivers, Co-pilot: Warren Boelter, Navigator: Raul Manriquez, Bombardier: Lester Moreland, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas McLaughlin, Radio Operator: Frank Barnhill, Ball turret gunner: Don Jenson, Waist gunner: Neil Maxa, Waist gunner: Paul Tomasko,Tail gunner: Ray Chapman (10 Prisoner of War); crashed Hohenhausen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 118.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97383 / N-Nan

42-97383 / N-Nan

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 20/4/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 1/5/44; 336BS [ET-F]; with E.R. Fletcher force landed RAF Woodbridge 3/10/44; with J.D. Waddell force landed Belgium 30/4/44; 49m Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Gene Payne, Navigator: Jacob Baer, Bombardier: Theo Savalos, Radio Operator: Elias Schwartz, Ball turret gunner: Cliff Mussehl, Waist gunner: John Crevett,Tail gunner: Ed Bukrim (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob Schmolke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herchel Greshman (2 Killed in Action); crashed Merseburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10839. N-NAN

B-17 #43-38045 / Salty Dog

43-38045 / Salty Dog

Delivered Cheyenne 20/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG [R5-O] Lavenham 14/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 14/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29612

42-29612

Delivered Denver 17/1/43; Salina 26/1/43; Assigned 49BS/2BG Kearney 4/2/43; mech. failure caused taxi accident with George Robinson 13/2/43; Orlando 11/3/43; Nashville 10/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; transferred 325BS/92BG [JW-J] (& 326BS) Alconbury 25/4/43; Missing in Action Hannover 26/7/43 with Capt Blair Belongia, Co-pilot: George Davies, Navigator: Tom Eaton, Bombardier: – Oakes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Few, Radio Operator: Jim Lovett, Ball turret gunner: Sam Purcels, Waist gunner: – Combs, Waist gunner: Stan Story,Tail gunner: Joe Walsh (10 Returned to Duty); enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, ditched off Sheringham, Norfolk, UK, but crew picked up by ASC. No MACR.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3283 / Yankee Queen

42-3283 / Yankee Queen

Delivered Denver 22/4/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-E] Framlingham 25/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 17m battle damaged Hanau 4/10/43 with Harry O’Neal, Co-pilot: Frank Sances, Navigator: Draper Hand, Bombardier: Joe Krapley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie Rape, Radio Operator: Warren Irving, Ball turret gunner: Chas Zakzeski, Waist gunner: Chas Stafford,Tail gunner: Stan Michaels; (all 10 wia but Returned to Duty). #3 on fire and crash landed at Earls Colne base, near Bird in Hand pub, one 1,000lb bombs exploded before others made safe; Salvaged 30/1/44. YANKEE QUEEN.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37766 / Dolores

43-37766 / Dolores

Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/44; Hunter 2/6/44; Grenier 14/6/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [H] Glatton 17/6/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Earl Morrow, Co-pilot: Bill Stemach, Navigator: George Schaffer, Bombardier: Sam Lisica, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cliff Upton, Waist gunner: Harry Panell (6 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Chas Lindquist, Ball turret gunner: Bob Koerner,Tail gunner: Joe Salerno (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Volkstedt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 10318. DOLORES.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39165

43-39165

Delivered Lincoln 22/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-C] Kimbolton 7/1/45; transferred 836BS/487BG Lavenham 22/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39875 / Buzz Blonde

42-39875 / Buzz Blonde

Delivered Long Beach 27/9/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-N] Molesworth 14/1/44, 427BS [GN-N]; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with Grafton Smith, Melvin Alderman, D.L. Massingill, George Parker, Ray Miller, Albt Dussliere, Melvin Howell (7 Returned to Duty); Edwin Gardner, Bill Dohm (2 Prisoner of War); 100m, sal 6/2/45. BUZZ BLONDE.

B-17 #42-97861 / Iza Vailable III

42-97861 / Iza Vailable III

Delivered Tulsa 19/3/44; Kearney 15/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-C] Molesworth 31/5/44; battle damaged Cologne 15/1/45 with Roy Stration, Dave Schroll, Tom Donahue, Gordon Bays, Bill Rhores, Chas Knowles, Bob Koci, Gordon Maxson (8 Returned to Duty); Marion Modney {tg} (Killed in Action); force landed continent, Salvaged. IZA VAILABLE III.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39173 / Lecherous Lou

43-39173 / Lecherous Lou

Delivered Hunter 23/12/44; Dow Fd 10/1/45; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 19/2/45; Missing in Action Ruhland 17/3/45 with Paul Kohr, Walter Moore, Bill Crow, Dick Moore, Tom Emerson, Dick Sprock, John Atkinson, Chas Felker, Bob Gutschow (9 Returned to Duty); flak, crash landed Kamenz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13110. LECHEROUS LOU.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24401 / Lak-A-Nookie

41-24401 / Lak-A-Nookie

Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/42; Assigned 65BS/43BG Mareeba, Aus 3/8/42; (but involved in taxi accident, hit tree, and not delivered; repaired and re-ass 398BG Rapid City 29/1/43; Dalhart 12/9/43); then to 65BS/43BG Aus; Returned to the USA 11/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/11/45. LAK-A-NOOKIE

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39034 / The Outlaw

43-39034 / The Outlaw

Delivered Lincoln 11/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 2/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37987 / Mean Widdle Kid

43-37987 / Mean Widdle Kid

Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 10/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG [R5-J] Lavenham 15/7/44; Missing in Action Brandenburg 7/4/45 with Dick Althouse, Doug Coubram, Tom Eugene,Bill Bressler, Norman Garrison, Harry Gustine, Aaron Coon {tg}, Lincoln Hudson {obs) (8 Prisoner of War); Clyde Oliver, Willis Peake (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Havelberg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13883. MEAN WIDDLE KID.

B-17 #43-39347 / Yankee Maid II

43-39347 / Yankee Maid II

Delivered Lincoln 17/2/45; Grenier 1/3/45; Assigned 8AF 4/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/12/45.

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.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30109

42-30109

Delivered Cheyenne 13/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Morrison 5/5/43; Warner Robins 10/5/43; Morrison 20/5/43; Assigned 49BS/2BG Chateau-du-Rhumel 30/5/43; Ain M’Lila 17/6/43; Massicault 31/7/43; Missing in Action {31m} Bologna 25/9/43 with Harry Abel, Glass, Ford, Hailey, Garcia, Mellon, Rose, Hodgson, Behahlavek, Tunstall; ditched 10 miles east of Bizerte; all rescued, but four {Wounded in Action}.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29595 / Tadlur

42-29595 / Tadlur

Delivered Denver 15/1/43; Salina 29/1/43; Kearney 4/2/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Navarin, Alg 19/3/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel, Alg 27/4/43; Ain M’Lila, Alg 17/6/43; Massicault, Tun 31/7/43; Bizerte, Tun 2/12/43; crashed on take off Bizerta 10/12/43 with Col Herb E. Rice(CO), Sgt Joe Rosenthal {RAF radio mech}, was injured and taken to hospital in Palermo) as group were moving to Amendola {62m}; crew safe, aircraft Written off. TADLER

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39099

43-39099

Delivered Hunter 30/11/44; Grenier 9/12/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 13/4/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 10/12/45.