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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5256

42-5256

Delivered Geiger AF HQ 9/11/42; Ainsworth 1/3/43; Rapid City 14/4/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Gt Falls 29/7/43; Lewiston 4/8/43; with S.H. Samuelson force landed Walker Fd, Ks 7/3/44; 248 BU Walker 9/6/44; 232 BU Dalhart 14/7/44; 3701 BU Amarillo 14/10/44; Written off 20/10/44. Recl Comp 9/2/46.

B-17 #42-97630 / Peg O‘ My heart aka Geraldine

42-97630 / Peg O‘ My heart aka Geraldine

Delivered Denver 11/1/44; 1SAG Langley 6/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-H] Bassingbourn 27/4/44; 323BS [OR-T]; 41+m transferred 306BG Thurleigh 21/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 28/3/46. GERALDINE aka PEG ‘O MY HEART.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37731

42-37731

Delivered Denver 10/8/43; Dalhart 17/8/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-A] Polebrook 22/9/43; transferred 508BS [YB-A]. Missing in Action on its 12th mission, to Bordeaux on 31 December 1943 with Pilot Major John R. Blaylock; Navigator: James Taylor; Tail gunner: Captain Edward C. Boykin Jr (3 Killed in Action). Co-pilot: Colonel William A. Hatcher Jr [Group CO]; Navigator: Captain Jack E. Danby; Bombardier: Captain John W. Smith; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: William S. Maupin; Radio Operator: Edward C. Kase; Ball turret gunner: Joseph R. Quiles; Left Waist gunner: Adam J. Fischer; Right Waist gunner: Roger Blaser (8 Prisoner of War). Shot down by Flak & enemy aircraft, crashed near Médis A/fd, 3km NW of Royan, France. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 1984.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8714

44-8714

Delivered Cheyenne 4/12/44; Hunter 22/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 419BS/301BG PFF Lucera 10/2/45; Returned to the USA Morrison 2/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 9/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5255

42-5255

Delivered Geiger AF HQ 6/11/42; Pierre 4/3/43; Geiger 23/6/43; 556 BU Long Beach 10/7/44; 202 BU Galveston 20/7/44; 223 BU Dyersburg 23/2/45; 330 BU Dyersburg 1/3/45; 202 BU Syracuse 23/3/45; Rec Comp 3/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8825

44-8825

Delivered Cheyenne 7/1/45; Hunter 26/1/45; Dow Fd 1/2/45; Assigned PFF 615BS/401BG [IY-J] Deenethorpe 20/2/45; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 6/11/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5418 / Chief Wahoo

42-5418 / Chief Wahoo

Delivered Tulsa 3/12/42; West Palm Beach 9/1/43; Assigned 97BG Biskra 20/1/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; transferred 346BG/99BG Oudna 14/11/43; {27m/99} 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Milan 30/4/44 with Hilmer Landholt, Daniels,Kleiner, Bowles, Landwehr, Gatch, Con, Davis (8 Prisoner of War); Altgelt, Goddard (2 evaded capture to Switz.) flak & enemy aircraft. crashed Vanette, Missing Air Crew Report 4612. CHIEF WAHOO.

B-17 #43-39177 / The Blessed Event

43-39177 / The Blessed Event

Delivered Lincoln 23/12/44; Dow Fd 3/1/45; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Y/L] Horham 7/1/45; on 19/3/45 with W.C. Hunter, obs-R.B. Adams [wia]; 55m, Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/12/45. THE BLESSED EVENT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5254

42-5254

Delivered Denver 26/10/42; Brooksville 19/12/42; Orlando 31/1/43; Montbrook 13/8/43; 245 BU McCook 15/8/44; 9BG McCook 1/9/44; 249 BU Alliance 16/10/44; 224 BU Sioux City 25/1/45; with Rod Green force landed NE 10/2/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Searcey Fd 13/8/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8866

44-8866

Delivered Cheyenne 19/1/45; Hunter 4/2/45; Dow Fd 13/2/45; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-N] Ridgewell 17/2/45; {4+m} transferred 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 5/45; taxi accident with John Hahn 26/6/45; with John Gooch force landed RAF Christchurch 15/7/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 1/4/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38306 / The Biggest Bird

43-38306 / The Biggest Bird

Delivered Cheyenne 19/7/44; Kearney 28/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-B] Bassingbourn 18/8/44; taxi accident with 44-6578 with Dudley Mathers 4/4/45; THE BIGGEST BIRD.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3226 / Little Chuck

42-3226 / Little Chuck

Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Dow 23/5/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-S] Ridgewell 25/5/43 with Lt Col Leland Fiegel, Capt Art Briggs, Lt Clayton Greenwood {eng/off}, Maj Garfield Schnabel {medic}, Lt Carey Ballew (statn/off}, M/Sgt Jim Hatton {Ass/eng}, M/Sgt Albt Purchase {rad/op}, T/Sgt Leon Szopinski {Ops/clk}, S/Sgt Harry Cenker {pers/clk}, Lt Spencer Muller {ATC nav}; battle damaged {1m} Antwerp 22/6/43 with Inman Jobe, Co-pilot: Jim Hudson, Navigator: Jim Bradley, Bombardier: Larry Potenza, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Kinley Lindsay, Radio Operator: Henry Klick, Ball turret gunner: Bob Osborne, Waist gunner: Woody Englett, Waist gunner: Tony Fox,Tail gunner: Art Sieber (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed Nth Foreland, Kent, UK. on return from first mission of BG; Salvaged 1/7/43. LITTLE CHUCK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5253

42-5253

Delivered Denver 26/10/42; Homestead 18/12/42; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-C] Chelveston 2/3/43; Missing in Action Rouen 4/4/43 with Harry O’Neill, Co-pilot: Peter Branch, Navigator: Warren Collins, Bombardier: Ray Wells, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Provine, Ball turret gunner: Chas Kindle, Waist gunner: Roy Jameson (7 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Cliff Fisher (evaded capture); Waist gunner: Jim Ahern,Tail gunner: George Hargadon (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Fontaine-sous-Preaux, near Rouen, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 15564.

B-17 #42-29718 / The Widow Maker aka Fatso

42-29718 / The Widow Maker aka Fatso

Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Gulfport 18/3/43; Brookley 28/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG Bassingbourn 7/4/43; then 410BS; transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-H] Alconbury 23/7/43; 524BS/379BG [WA-C] Kimbolton 4/9/43; then 526BS [LF-C]; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 6/8/44; Lockbourn 28/9/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 19/12/45. THE WIDOW MAKER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2587

41-2587

Delivered Barksdale 22/2/42; MacDill 1/3/42; Sarasota [97BG] 29/3/42; MacDill 18/4/42; Cheyenne 21/5/42; force landed Orlando Fd with Ken Wallick 11/6/42; Walla Walla 7/8/42; force landed Pendleton, OR with Don Corley 17/8/42; Rapid City 1/10/42; Pocatello [96BG] 4/11/42; Hendricks 24/3/43, Written off 29/12/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2592

41-2592

Delivered Pendleton; Cheyenne 6/5/42; Alamogordo 19/6/42; Eglin 18/8/42; Assigned 30BS/19BG Pyote 11/1/43; crash landed base and burnt out with Joe Finnegan 22/2/43, Written off.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2585

41-2585

Delivered Barksdale 21/2/42; Cheyenne 16/5/42; Boise 21/6/42; Eglin 10/8/42; Assigned 411BS/29BG Gowen force landed base with Dick Underwood 23/10/42; Oklahoma City 5/12/42; Pueblo 5/1/43; Lockbourn 11/3/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 6/9/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2591

41-2591

Delivered Pendleton; Tucson 12/5/42; Alamogordo 19/6/42; force landed base with K.R. Mitchell 29/6/42; repaired & Biggs 7/11/42; Boise 9/1/43; Lockbourne 24/2/43; force landed base with Chas Harris 13/7/43; force landed Atlanta Apt with J.W. Schonlau 9/8/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3223 / Red Hot Riding Hood

42-3223 / Red Hot Riding Hood

Delivered Cheyenne 14/4/43; Dow Fd 23/5/4 Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 2/6/43 with Chas Hedin, Rudi Duncan, Frank Cappel, Dick Hanna, Bob Potts, Vivian Thomas, Stewart McDonald, Cliff Marhefke, Arnold Lorick; en route Amiens 14/7/43 caught fire and blew up over Rattlesden a/fd, Sfk with Chas Hedin, Co-pilot: Bill Burroughs, Ball turret gunner: Stewart McDonald, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vivian Thomas, Waist gunner: Ed De Cosmo, Waist gunner: Cliff Marhefke (6 Killed in Action), Bombardier: Frank Kappel, Navigator: Don Hamm, Radio Operator: Bob Potts 3wia,Tail gunner: Rich Hanna (4 Returned to Duty). Salvaged. RED HOT RIDING HOOD.

B-17 #42-29832 / Our Mom aka Spirit Of A Nation

42-29832 / Our Mom aka Spirit Of A Nation

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H] Chelveston 18/5/43 SPIRIT OF A NATION; transferred 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 22/8/8/43; AFSC 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 16/6/44; Memphis 13/7/44; Tinker 14/9/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Arledge Fd 23/11/44. OUR MOM.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8920

44-8920

Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/45; Hunter 3/3/45; Grenier 26/3/45; Assigned 8AF 28/3/45; Returned to the USA Morrison 28/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 2/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2624

41-2624

Delivered Ogden 1/3/42; Cheyenne 27/3/42; Lowry 13/5/42; slated for RAF but crashed 10 miles NW of Wendover, UT 15/5/42, lost control in a snowstorm; crew bailed and all found except pilot Lt Jim Payne.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2623

41-2623

Delivered Ogden 1/3/42; Cheyenne 25/3/42; Wayne Co. 17/4/42; RCAF Dorval 24/4/42; Gander-Prestwick 10/5/42 with Walter Edser to RAF [FK196]; 220 Sq (ZZ-C) Ballykelly and Aldergrove, N.I. 13/7/42; 1 OTU Thornaby, Yorks 30/8/43; not used for anti-sub ops but served as as trainer with 1674 HCU Aldergrove, N.I. 26/10/43; 519 Sq Wick, Scot.; 251 Sq (AD-E) Reykjavik, Iceland 1/4/45. Struck Off Charge 21/6/47.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2613 / Lucky 13

41-2613 / Lucky 13

Delivered Ogden 22/2/42; Cheyenne 29/5/42; slated RAF but transferred 72BS/5BG Hawaii 3/6/42; Missing in Action ditched off San Isabel 13/4/43 with Mario Sesso. Written off 31/10/44. LUCKY 13.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8921

44-8921

Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/45; Hunter 3/3/45; Grenier 23/3/45; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 26/3/45; 7BS; crash landed three miles S of Steeple Morden, UK with Stan Hicks 21/5/45; Returned to the USA Charleston 28/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 21/12/45.