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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38069 / Big Widget

42-38069 / Big Widget

Delivered Denver 2/12/43; memphis 20/12/43; Savannah 5/1/44; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola [T] 26/1/44; {68m} Missing in Action Odertal, Ger; 22/8/44 with Charles Duncan, Co-pilot: Harry Bogie, Navigator: Merle Clark, Bombardier: ? Cazier, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Warren Van Den Plas, Radio Operator: Joe Levine, Ball turret gunner: Regino Rodrigues, Waist gunner: Sam Wentzel (8 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Teddy Tomasik,Tail gunner: Chas Willett (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft blew off most of nose, three chutes seen, ship exploded and crashed near Sarvar, Hungary. Missing Air Crew Report 11270. BIG WIDGET.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102463


Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-Z] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; transferred 602BS [K8-Z]; (17m) Missing in Action Toulouse 25/6/44 with John Godwin, Co-pilot: Bill Freeman, Bombardier: Ed Seward, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Merrill Butikofer, Radio Operator: John Wilson, Ball turret gunner: Herb Brooks, Waist gunner: Chester Isdahl,Tail gunner: Frank Jenkins (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Harry Gnesin (KIA-chute failed); flak, crashed Comebarrion, six miles NW Toulouse, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 6220.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31026


Delivered Cheyenne 3/9/43; Roswell 27/9/43; 2114 BU Lockbourn 24/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 4/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38084 / 100 Mission

42-38084 / 100 Mission

Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Pomulus 29/12/43; Assigned 348BS/2BG Amendola 1/1/44; {17m} transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; crash landed base on transition flight 15/10/44 with Charles Ball; Salvaged 18/10/44. 100 MISSION.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38087 / Tail Crazy

42-38087 / Tail Crazy

Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Dallas 30/12/43; Savannah 10/1/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 2/2/44, with 20m cannon installed in tail; retUS 4134 BU Spokane 12/7/45; Recl Comp 2/5/46. TAIL CRAZY.

B-17 #42-30949 / Jumpin‘ Jive

42-30949 / Jumpin‘ Jive

Delivered Cheyenne 24/8/43; Tinker 9/12/43; 3501 BU Boca Raton 14/7/44; 4208 BU Mines 17/7/44; 504BG Fairmont 29/8/44; 3501 BU Boca Raton 4/9/44; 2532 BU Randolph 11/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/12/45. JUMPIN’ JIVE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38088


Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Barksdale 29/12/43; Morrison 31/12/43; Assigned 348BS/99BG Tortorella 3/1/44; {15m} transferred 20BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; battle damaged Belgrade 17/4/44 with L.A.Atwill, (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed base on return, no injuries. Salvaged 18/4/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38089


Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Kearney 3/1/44; Savannah 17/1/44; Assigned 301BG Lucera 18/1/44; transferred 49BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Missing in Action Vienna 16/6/44 with Shelby Vaughn, Co-pilot: Larry Fitzsimmons, Navigator: Chas Snure, Bombardier: Paul Newman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Maglaty, Radio Operator: John Cockshott, Ball turret gunner: Ollie Davies, Waist gunner: Joe Sallings, Waist gunner: Paul Hommer,Tail gunner: Louis Schwartz (10 evaded capture); #2 & #4 engines out, no chutes seen, crash landed Djurdjevac, Yugo; Missing Air Crew Report 6032.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38096 / Big Time

42-38096 / Big Time

Delivered Denver 10/12/43; Memphis 4/1/44; Morrison 6/1/44; Assigned 347BS/99BG Tortorella 9/1/44; {7m} transferred 20BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Missing in Action Moravska Ostrava 29/8/44 with Thayne Thomas, Navigator: Bill McDonough (2 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Carl Goodman, Bombardier: Rich Hartman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Brown, Radio Operator: Bill Mayes, Radio Operator: Bob Flahive, Waist gunner: Jim Johnson, Waist gunner: Jerome Bauman,Tail gunner: Dudley Standridge (8 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Vsetin, Czech; Missing Air Crew Report 811. BIG TIME.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8192 / Lindy Lou

44-8192 / Lindy Lou

Delivered Dallas 6/7/44 with Frank Rupar; Cheyenne 27/7/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned 487BG Lavenham 10/9/44; Missing in Action Darmstadt 24/12/44 with ?; hit by enemy aircraft while still over Belgium; Missing Air Crew Report 11258.

B-17 #43-38963


Delivered Hunter 21/10/44; Grenier 1/11/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-F] Thorpe Abbotts 3/11/44; battle damaged Brandenburg 10/4/45 with Larry Bazin, Jim Dotson, Art Flowers, Dick Smith, Paul Decker (5 Killed in Action); John Gross, Glenn Abraham, Dick Long, Bob Patterson {rcm} (4 Prisoner of War); Roens Sherwood (evaded capture); jet enemy aircraft caused #2 to be feathered, another attack KO’d #3 & #4, crashed Jemmeritz, Ger?. Salvaged 20/4/45; Missing Air Crew Report 14170.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24588 / Carter and His Little Pills

41-24588 / Carter and His Little Pills

Assigned to the 364BS/305BG at Presque Isle, Maine 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action 8-Mar-43. Aircraft was on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rennes, France. The aircraft sustained battle damage from anti-aircraft fire and enemy fighter attacks. Ditched in Channel ten miles off Selsey Bill, UK on return. 10KIA Missing Air Crew Report 15718.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37597 / Earthquake McGoon

43-37597 / Earthquake McGoon

Delivered Cheyenne 2/5/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-G] Molesworth 7/7/44; Missing in Action Dresden 17/4/45 with Tom Kahler, Theo Smith (2 Killed in Action); Lew Cotton, Dick Bowler, Dick Fogarty, Lloyd Lowery, Leslie Latz, Bill Broughton (6 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Brux, Czecho; Missing Air Crew Report 14169. EARTHQUAKE McGOON.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31109 / Dollie Madison

42-31109 / Dollie Madison

Delivered Dallas 20/9/43; Scott 4/10/43; Wilmington 9/10/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-H] Rougham 10/10/43; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-M] Alconbury 17/10/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/2/44 with Bob Walther (327bs), Co-pilot: John Pierson, Navigator: Monroe Gordon, Bombardier: Don Dahlin, Waist gunner: Lester Smith (5 evaded capture); Radio Operator: Miles Severa, Ball turret gunner: Bill Anderson, Waist gunner: Harvey Wilson,Tail gunner: Harry Crawford (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alois Strittmater (KIA-chute failed); mech fault lost two engines, crashed Peruwelz, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 2236. DOLLIE MADISON.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37927


Delivered Denver 16/10/43; Gr Island 27/10/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-P] Molesworth 18/11/43; 11m Missing in Action Wilhehemshafen 3/2/44 with Capt Gerald White, Co-pilot: Walt Newson, Navigator: Erwin Kruse, Bombardier: Warren Stafford, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sid Bottomley, Radio Operator: Louis Znidersich, Ball turret gunner: Ralph Slate, Waist gunner: Alex Quinlan, Waist gunner: Wallace Becknell,Tail gunner: Bob McCoy (10 Killed in Action); flak, last seen 40 miles of Terschelling Is, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 2238.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39781


Delivered Long Beach 29/8/43; Scott 19/9/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU- ] Molesworth 18/10/43; {4m} Missing in Action Solingen 1/12/43 with George Luke, Navigator: Gordon Ballagh, Bombardier: Leon Dahnke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Millard Boreen, Radio Operator: Ben Day, Waist gunner: Elwood Yeakel, Waist gunner: Sherman Wright (7 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Bob Washburn (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Frank Mitchell,Tail gunner: Ira Walter (2 evaded capture); flak, crashed Radingham, six Miles S of Lille, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1325.

B-17 #42-97284 / Ain’t Misbeahavin

42-97284 / Ain’t Misbeahavin

Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-C] Molesworth 9/4/44; detailed Munich 16/7/44 with Walt Charney, Co-pilot: Jim Hickey, Navigator: Albt Taylor, Bombardier: Ray Tartaglia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Turner, Radio Operator: Albt Foster, Ball turret gunner: Emil Kayrallah, Waist gunner: Bill Encinas,Tail gunner: Clarry Howe (9RTD to UK); aircraft damaged in target area and flew to friendly afd in Italy and transferred 15AF Galera, 16/7/44; re-ass 301BG Lucera 14/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 16/6/44; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/12/45. AIN’T MISS BEA HAVEN.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8922


Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/45; Hunter 5/3/45; Grenier 16/3/45; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 30/3/45; 837BS; caught fire with Anton Poltevin and crash landed Clacton, Ex, UK 14/4/45; Salvaged 22/5/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5382 / The Witches Tit

42-5382 / The Witches Tit

Delivered Denver 26/11/42; Berry 31/12/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-E] Molesworth 25/2/43; 15 x missions; Missing in Action Wangerooge Is, Holl. 25/6/43 with Dave Mack, Co-pilot: Ragnar Barhuag, Navigator: Roland Smith, Bombardier: Chas Cox, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dan Deitch, Radio Operator: Sal Cincinelli, Waist gunner: Carl Stewart, Waist gunner: Bob Spitzfaden,Tail gunner: Joe Biernacki (9 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Andy Peterson (Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed near Oldenburg, Ger. No MACR. THE WITCH’S TIT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31837


Delivered Cheyenne 25/12/43; Savannah 10/1/44; Morrison 21/1/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 26/1/44; Missing in Action Gyor, Hung. 13/4/44 with Willie German, Radio Operator: Earl Miller, Ball turret gunner: Edmund Nalewak, Waist gunner: Frank Herron, Waist gunner: Lyttleton Maxwell (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Elmer Gray, Navigator: Jim Andrews, Bombardier: Bob Kaczmarck, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Milne DeHart,Tail gunner: Jack Imhoff [fell out after tail broke off](5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hit in right wing, crashed Papa, Hung; Missing Air Crew Report 3916.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31789


Delivered Cheyenne 14/12/43; Gt Falls 21/12/43; Oklahoma City 3/1/44; Love Fd 18/1/44; Savannah 20/1/44; Homestead 28/1/44; 20BS/2BG Amendola 31/1/44; Missing in Action Brux 21/7/44 with John MacKenzie, Co-pilot: Rich Dunkelberger, Waist gunner: Frank Rapley, Waist gunner: Don Wicklund,Tail gunner: Clair Lane (5 Killed in Action); Navigator: Loran Rice{Wounded in Action}, Bombardier: Wylie Hartsfield, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Reece Stephenson{Wounded in Action}, Radio Operator: George Suratt, Ball turret gunner: Billy Owen (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, tail blown off, crashed mountains near Neukirchen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 6685.

B-17 #42-38066 / Mariskha

42-38066 / Mariskha

Delivered Denver 1/12/43; Dallas 21/12/43; Savannah 30/12/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 29/1/44; on mission to Steyr, Aus, 2/4/44 with ? , O’Connor (Killed in Action), Martin & Jost (2WIA); {98m} transferred 32BS/301BG Lucera 2/45; sal 1/8/45. MARISHKA.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29498 / Dark Horse aka Mumsie

42-29498 / Dark Horse aka Mumsie

Delivered Cheyenne 26/12/42; Salina 11/1/43; Morrison 14/2/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-L] Thurleigh 2/3/43; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-D] Molesworth 25/9/43; 7m Missing in Action Bremen 29/11/43 with Capt Carl Fyler, Co-pilot: Bob Ward, Navigator: George Molner, Bombardier: Jim Petrolino, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Addison, Waist gunner: Martin Stachowiak, Waist gunner: George Fisher later repatriated (7 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Ray O’Connellnever found, Ball turret gunner: Ray Ford,Tail gunner: Joseph Robert Sawicki, foto-Nellins Egge (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Dreiangel-Harpstedt, 15 miles SW of Bremen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1657. MUMSIE aka DARK HORSE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6346


Delivered Hunter 10/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 419BS/301BG Lucera 27/7/44; depot 3/4/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31655 / Wanita

42-31655 / Wanita

Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Gowen 5/12/43; Rock Springs 7/12/43; Laramie 9/12/43; Cheyenne 10/12/43; Savannah 17/12/43; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 20/1/44; Missing in Action {15m} Fredrichshafen 3/8/44 with Jim Heintz, Co-pilot: George Eilers, Navigator: Jim Mahon*, Bombardier: Jacob Blumer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Howard*, Radio Operator: Peter Pierce*, Ball turret gunner: Morris Siefert, Waist gunner: Edwin Hayes, Waist gunner: Rich Mason,Tail gunner: Joe Ferreira (10INT, all * escaped from Switz); mech failure, u/c failed, force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 7205. WANITA.