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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6817 / Old Cock aka Heaven’s Angel

44-6817 / Old Cock aka Heaven’s Angel

Delivered Hunter 21/11/44; Grenier 6/12/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG [PU-F] Chelveston 12/12/44 OLD COCK; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-S] Thorpe Abbotts 13/12/44; taxi accident with Don Goldsmith in SILVER DOLLAR 19/4/45; Salvaged 21/4/45. HEAVEN’S ANGEL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-3070

40-3070

Delivered Salt Lake City 29-Sep-41; Hickham Field. HI 17-Oct-41; Assigned 93BS/19BG Clark Field, PI 23-Oct-41 with Hewitt Wheless, Ray Teborek, Bill Meemaugh, Austin Stitt, John Gootee, Bruno Katlanz, Wyn Burgess, Stan Domin, Herb Arthur, Bill Killin, Everett Dodson; Delivered Monte-Batchelor, Austrailia 17-Dec-41 with Hewitt Wheless, Teborek, Meenaugh, Schlotte, Hopkins, Lytle, Logan, Ambrose, Katlanz; to Samarinda, Borneo then Singosari, Java 30-Dec-41 with George Schaetzel; blown up by terrorists Parisian, Java 22-Feb-42. Salvaged. Never served in the UK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83246

44-83246

Delivered Hunter 12/1/45; Grenier 28/1/45; Assigned 483BG Sterparone 4/45; Returned to the USA Morrison 19/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 21/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83244

44-83244

Delivered Lincoln 12/1/45; Dow Fd 8/2/45; Assigned 15AF 9/2/45; Returned to the USA Morrison 10/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 28/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85508

44-85508

Delivered Louisville 7/3/45; Hunter 16/3/45; Grenier 28/3/45; Assigned 8AF 29/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 20/5/45; Sth Plains 4/6/45; re-ass 31/3/47; 4141 BU Pyote 2/6/47; Recl Comp 16/4/50.

B-17 #43-37797 / American Beauty

43-37797 / American Beauty

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 1/6/44; Grenier 14/6/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 16/6/44; crashed on base 10/1/45 with Chas Summers, sal 8/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45. AMERICAN BEAUTY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102561

42-102561

Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; slated 385BG, Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-D] Snetterton 22/4/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Chas Irving, Bombardier: John Flanyak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Zalaker, Radio Operator: Jim Campbell, Waist gunner: Paul Nadeau,Tail gunner: George McCully (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Lou Pastore, Navigator: Ed Montgomery, Ball turret gunner: John Borneo, Waist gunner: Walt Froelhich (4 Prisoner of War); mid-air coll with 42-102475 (96BG), snapped in half; crashed Woessingen, nine miles E of Karlsruhe, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5164.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102475

42-102475

Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX- ] Snetterton 1/5/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Wilbur Brean, Navigator: Bob Egan, Bombardier: Bob Kleinder, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Fancea, Radio Operator: Glen Galbreath, Ball turret gunner: Marion Magnum,Tail gunner: Gene Fava (7 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bill Hill, Waist gunner: Bill Brindley, Waist gunner: Jack Dark (3 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-102561 (96BG), broke in half; crashed a mile N of Stein, near Pforzheim, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5162.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8701

44-8701

Delivered Lincoln 29/11/44; Grenier 22/12/44; Assigned 8AF 228/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/2/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2611

41-2611

Delivered Ogden 22/2/42; Lowry 4/5/42; slated RAF as KH999 but transferred 31BS/5BG Hawaii 16/8/42; transferred 26BS/11BG before retUS Tyndall 17/1/44; Kingman 20/11/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 16/6/45. (Shown on Midway TV documentary).

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2610

41-2610

Delivered Ogden 22/2/42 (for RAF KH998); Cheyenne 27/3/42; slated RAF but transferred 23BS/5BG Hawaii 22/5/42; transferred 26BS/11BG; crash landed in jungle Espirito Santos 24/8/42 with Robert D. Guenther; Written off 15/6/44.

B-17 #42-3328 / Miss Fortune

42-3328 / Miss Fortune

Delivered Denver 10/5/43; Tinker 22/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-D] Framlingham 15/7/43; Missing in Action (15m) Munster 10/10/43 with Wade Sneed, Co-pilot: Darwin Michaelson, Navigator: Melvin Breckenridge, Bombardier: Lew Gardner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bertil Olsen, Ball turret gunner: Walt Swinichowski (6 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Clarry Payne, Waist gunner: John Danielson, Waist gunner: Bill Wenckens,Tail gunner: Carl Spirito (4 Prisoner of War); hit by rocket and coll with 42-3415 (390BG); tailplane came off and aircraft broke in half, crashed Horstmann Farm, Vorsundern, near Burgsteinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 861. MISS FORTUNE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3415 / Miss Behavin‘

42-3415 / Miss Behavin‘

Delivered Dallas 11/6/43; Topeka 21/7/43; Kearney 1/8/43;Topeka 12/8/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-Q] Framlingham 25/8/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with George Starnes, Co-pilot: Warren Mosegard, Navigator: Lavere Shofstahl, Bombardier: Dick Hatten, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Hatfield, Radio Operator: John Massa, Ball turret gunner: Chas Dean, Waist gunner: Chas Stamiris, Waist gunner: Paul Sucher (9 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Bob Coles (Prisoner of War); coll with 42-3328 (390BG which had exploded), crashed Nefigmann Far, Mesumer Damm, near Burgsteinfurt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 859. MISS BEHAVIN‘.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5754

42-5754

Delivered Cheyenne 16/12/42; Pyote 1/1/43; Pueblo 28/3/43; Ephrata 21/5/43; force landed base with Joe Connors 23/6/43; 2020 BU Galveston 6/8/44; 211 BU Oak Apt (?) 18/1/45; 225 BU Rapid City 23/2/45; 202 BU Syracuse 30/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 14/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5753

42-5753

Delivered Cheyenne 13/12/42; Pueblo 30/12/42; Biggs 24/2/43; Blythe 18/3/43; Walla Walla 20/5/43; Redmond 18/6/43; Walla Walla 15/8/43; Avon Park 23/11/43; 3701 BU Amarillo 18/11/44; (Converted to F-9 with cameras in nose, bomb bay and rear fuselage); Recl Comp 3/1/46.

B-17 #41-24434 / The Mudhen

41-24434 / The Mudhen

Delivered Middleton AD 9/7/42; Bolling 28/7/42; Westover 3/10/42; Assigned 15PRS/3PRG Membury, Wilt. 7/9/42; Steeple Morden, UK 27/12/42; transferred 12AF La Senia, Alg. 6/12/42; Algiers 25/12/42; Le Kroub, Alg. 5/6/43; La Marsa, Tun. 28/6/43; Returned to the USA Homestead 14/7/43; Tinker 6/8/43; Ret Bari 28/12/43; Ret US; Civil Reg N60475; to Bolivia CB-79, CP-579; crashed 29/12/58 and destroyed.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-3096

40-3096

Assigned 19BG Hickam Field, HI 14-May-41; Clark Field 17-Oct-41; battle damaged on mission to Legaspi with Hewitt Wheless 14-Dec-41 and crash landed Cagayan, Mindanao, almost burnt out. Never served in the UK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30503

42-30503

Delivered Cheyenne 11/6/43; Roswell 22/6/43; Patterson 11/8/43; Tinker 12/8/43; 3030 BU Roswell 2/6/44; 3010 BU Williams 10/12/44; 3020 BU La Junta 3/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 14/8/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5765 / Shanker Ali

42-5765 / Shanker Ali

Delivered Long Beach 31/12/42; Denver 2/1/43; Morrison 31/1/43; Assigned 416BS/99BG (extn bomb racks fitted) Navarin 2/2/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; battle damaged Innsbruck 19/12/43 with Claude Scott, Hinson, Jones, Conner (4wia); transferred 483BG Sterparone 6/44; Salvaged 21/10/44. SHANKER ALI.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-3091

40-3091

Assigned 14BS/19BG Hickam Field, HI 14-May-41; Clark Field, Philippines 22-Sep-41 with George Schaetzel, Ernie Wade, Stan Cottage, Ed Oliver, Fred Secrest, Vince Spazino, Jim Cannon, John Rest; Delivered Monte 6-Dec-41; suffered battle damage 10-Dec-41; to Batchelor 20-Dec-41 with George Schaetzel, Ernie Wade, Stan Cottage, Ed Oliver, Fred Secrest, Vince Spaziano, Jim Cannon, John Rest, Hewston, Pecher, Capt Guilford Montgomery; but uneconomical to repair and used as spares, the tail being used. Never served in the UK.

B-17 #42-102974 / Hellcat Agnes

42-102974 / Hellcat Agnes

Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Dow Fd 17/5/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG Snetterton 19/6/44; transferred 379BG Kimbolton 26/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/11/45. HELLCAT AGNES.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83515

44-83515

Delivered Oklahoma City 22/3/45; Sth Plains 29/4/45; 268 BU Peterson 19/7/45; 484 BU Topeka 20/8/45; WCW San Francisco 24/8/45; re-ass 31/4/47; 23 Ph RCN Momote 18/1/48; 5 RVP Gp Clark Fd 16/3/48; 358 SR Clark Fd 2/4/48; PAC Hickam 17/4/49; 5 RVP Gp Clark Fd 22/4/49; Returned to the USA 9 SRC Gp Fairfield 2/6/49; 9 MSU Fairfield 1/11/49; Recl Comp 5/5/50.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83513

44-83513

Delivered Oklahoma City 22/3/45; Sth Plains 26/4/45; 268 BU Peterson 27/6/45; 200 BU Peterson 29/10/45; 4104 BU Rome 4/8/46; re-ass 31/3/47; 4104 BU Rome 8/6/47; 4112 BU Olmstead 2/9/47; 3203 MSU Eglin 18/1/49; Recl Comp 17/5/49.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-3090

40-3090

Assigned 26BS/11BG Hickam Field, HI, 14-May-41; damaged when under Japanese attack 7-Dec-41; ground looped at Kualon Fd, HI. with Jack Levy 11-Sep-42. (aircraft No.60). Never served in the UK.