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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29703 / Kathy Jane

42-29703 / Kathy Jane

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-A] Alconbury 8/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 4m, transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-E] Grafton Underwood 10/7/43; 2 Base Air Depot, Lt Staughton 5/4/44; Returned to the USA 6/5/44; Tinker 6/6/44; Recl Comp 9/2/45. KATHY JANE.

B-17 #42-29606 / Butch aka Toots

42-29606 / Butch aka Toots

Delivered Cheyenne 18/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Morrison 10/3/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-M] Molesworth 6/4/43; Missing in Action Hamburg 25/7/43 with Capt John Van Wie, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Hlebasko, Ball turret gunner: Gene Morton, Waist gunner: Theo Swanson (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Jim Walsh, Navigator: Paul Blank, Bombardier: Bob Taylor, Radio Operator: Bob Noll, Waist gunner: Ben Spring{later repatriated},Tail gunner: Bob Bridges (6 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Retwischof, S of Bad Oldesloe, SW of Lubeck, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 91.TOOTS – BUTCH.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102505 / Odd Ball aka Double In Brass

42-102505 / Odd Ball aka Double In Brass

Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Billings 16/3/43; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 1/4/44; slated 398BG, Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-A] Horham 8/4/44; 21m, transferred 571BS/390BG [FC-X] Framlingham 1/6/44 ODD BALL; Waist gunner: Bob Kincaid (Killed in Action) on mission to Paris-St-Ouen 22/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 5/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 10/12/45. DOUBLE IN BRASS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6549

44-6549

Delivered Hunter 4/9/44; Grenier 22/9/44; Assigned 353BS/301BG Lucera 17/10/44; Missing in Action Vienna 19/11/44 with Albert Luster, Guernsey, Holler, Reed, Velozzi, Perry (6 Killed in Action); Ellison, McKinley, Grinstead (3 evaded capture & return); mid air coll with 42-97910, ditched Adriatic Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 10098.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97910

42-97910

Delivered Tulsa 3/4/44; Hunter 15/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 353BS/301BG Lucera 4/7/44; battle damaged Wiener Neudorf 26/7/44 with Greenfield, crew ?; mid air coll with 44-6549 Winterhofen, Aus; (‘6549 ditched); ‘910 returns and Salvaged.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-2063

40-2063

Delivered SAD 30-Nov-40; Salt Lake City 22-May-41; Sunset Field 14-Jun-41; Assigned 38RS/19BG [aircraft 41] 14-Nov-41; arrived during Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour 7-Dec-41 with Lt Bruce Allen, Co-pilot: Lt Chas McArthur, Lt Leo Eminger, Avn Cdt Walt Decker, M/Sgt Horace Hunsberger, Sgt Floyd Wright, Pfc Ray Fetty, Pvt Dick Morris, Pvt J.W. Childers; RETUS to Langley; with Larry Dennis on training run, crashed Sebring, Florida 29-May-43 (4 Killed in Service); Written off 29-May-43. Never served in the UK.

B-17 #42-97323 / Begin the Beguine- She Dood It

42-97323 / Begin the Beguine- She Dood It

Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/44; Gr Island 3/3/44; Grenier 21/3/44; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-M] Thurleigh 2/4/44; transferred 534BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 100+m, Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 6/12/45. BEGIN THE BEGUINE – SHE DOOD IT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8411 / Borrowed Time

44-8411 / Borrowed Time

Delivered Patterson 5/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Grenier 23/10/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/44; battle damaged 24/12/44 with ?; flak, crashed Leige, Bel; 9RTD; Salvaged. BORROWED TIME.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-2062

40-2062

Delivered Hickam 17-Oct-42; Assigned 93BS/19BG Clarke Field 20-Oct-41; with Jim Connally landed Malang, 11-Jan-41; returned to Batchelor, Australia 20-Dec-41 with Jim Connally, Milton Beekman, M. Rowan, Durward Fesmire, Milton Kelm, Bob Hiron, Coburn, Peterson, Quinzel, Dick Olsen, McIntyre; to Samarinda, Borneo then Singosari, Java 30-Dec-41; while on a test flight 3-Feb-42 with Ray Cox, Co-pilot: John Huse, Navigator: John Sowa, Bombardier: Art Karlinga, John Remsy, Jack Bingham,Tail gunner: Don Barnes (7 Killed in Action) two others were 131st Field Artillery members, both KIA, shot down by Zeros over Malang, Java, the last B-17C in theatre.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6013

44-6013

Delivered Tulsa 4/4/44; Hunter 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-A] Horham 3/5/44; 25m, Missing in Action Brux 24/8/44 with Dave Schmidt, Co-pilot: Edgerton Paulson, Navigator: Calvin Jenkins, Bombardier: Harry Eustice, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Watson, Radio Operator: Dick Hyatt, Ball turret gunner: Don McQuade, Waist gunner: Jim Ward,Tail gunner: Jim Kelly (9 Prisoner of War); with two engines feathered, dropped behind, crashed Nuttel, E of Tennenheide, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8278.

B-17 #42-3272 / Captain Bill

42-3272 / Captain Bill

Delivered Denver 16/4/43; New Castle 29/4/43; La Guardia 30/8/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-M] Polebrook 28/5/43; 511BS [DS-M]; Missing in Action {10m} Hamburg 25/7/43 with Edwin Boyd, Navigator: Delbart Ray, Bombardier: Eldon Tolman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Hamlin (4 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Joe Perkins, Radio Operator: Chas Cavanaugh, Ball turret gunner: Joe Keen, Waist gunner: Albert Garrison, Waist gunner: John Lewis,Tail gunner: Roy Weatherford (6 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #3 then attacked again, crashed Schmalfeld, three miles N of Kaltenkirchen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 92. CAPTAIN BILL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8438

44-8438

Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 6/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-R] Horham 12/10/44; with H. Rivet, obs-George Reese [wia] 5/1/45; flak battle damaged over Seelze, Ger 14/3/45 with G.E. Brumbaugh, Ball turret gunner: Edwd Kuzma [wia]; force landed Belgium; 1WIA 8RTD; repaired & ret gp; 32m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-2054

40-2054

Delivered 38RS/11BG [aircraft 40] SAD 29-Nov-40; arrived during Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour 7-Dec-41 with Lt Earl Cooper, Lt Dick Eberenz, Lt John Crockett, Avn Cdt Jim Buchanan, T/Sgt Jesse Broyles, Sgt Joe Bruce, Sgt Lee Best, Cpl Elmer Lippold, Pvt Don McCord; with Bill Raper crashed 130 miles off Oahu, HI 15-Jun-42. Missing Air Crew Report 16123. The MACR has this with 303rd BG 360th BS and this is possible because the 303BG did not deploy to the UK until 12-Sep-42.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30439 / Donna Lou II

42-30439 / Donna Lou II

Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/43; Gore 2/6/43; Dow Fd 8/7/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-S] Rougham 9/7/43; considered war weary and sal 31/5/45. DONNA LOU II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107032 / Anytime Annie

42-107032 / Anytime Annie

Delivered Tulsa 2/2/44; Gr Island 13/4/44; Dow Fd 17/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, transferred 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 12/5/44; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Henry Hansen, Co-pilot: Edwin Locke, Navigator: Vince Kiely, Bombardier: George Clements, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Maxwell, Radio Operator: Clarry O’Malley, Ball turret gunner: Don Urban, Waist gunner: John Hamilton,Tail gunner: Dominic Bloise (9 Returned to Duty); flak KOd #2 & #3, ditched North Sea about 60 miles from UK, all saved by ASR; No MACR. ANY TIME ANNIE.

B-17 #42-97184 / Lady Godiva

42-97184 / Lady Godiva

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG [K] Knettishall 11/3/44; crash landing 12/06/1944; crash landed on edge of field, Ludbrook Farm, Ermington, Devon 26/8/44 with Bob Scales, Co-pilot: Frank Spangenburg, Navigator: D.E. Linder, Bombardier: Howard Rohman, Waist gunner: W. G. Whetstone (5RTD, via hospital); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Claud Thornton, Radio Operator: Rob Ketcham, Ball turret gunner: Leo Reinartz,Tail gunner: Ivan Anderson (4 Killed in Action); piloted rescuded by two farm workers, Jim Lapthorne and son, Jim jnr; Salvaged 30/10/44. LADY GODIVA.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-2053

40-2053

Delivered RAF [AN522] as part of Lend-Lease; 90 Squadron [WP-J] Polebrook 3-May41; t/o West Raynham, Nfk, flew in to heavy cloud and crashed 10m north of Catterick Bridge, Yorks. UK 22-Jun-41; with F/O John Hawley, Lt Bradley*, J. Humpherson, Sq Ldr David Robson, Horace Black, George Garwood, T. Willis (RCAF) (7 Killed in Action); F/l Steward (Returned to Duty); First B-17 lost in WWII; Struck Off Charge 9-Jul-41. (Survivor Steward, an RAF doctor, reported when ship entered heavy cloud it began to shake violently, pilot lost control as the bomber entered a steep dive, and at about 25,00 ft structural failure became evident. First the port wing detached itself, followed by the gradual break up of the fuselage, the rear section falling slowly, thus Steward was able to make his escape.)

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97081

42-97081

Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Kearney 11/2/44; Presque Is 23/2/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 2/3/44; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Jim Brown, Co-pilot: Don Chubb, Navigator: Ken Jones, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Merle Ingmire, Radio Operator: Joe Kozar, Ball turret gunner: Jim Hatton, Waist gunner: Julius McClintick, Waist gunner: Don Reis (8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Carl Kuba (?Earl Ouba?),Tail gunner: George Yeager (2 Prisoner of War); flak KOd #4 soon followed by #1, also setting gas tanks on fire, crashed Channel; Missing Air Crew Report 4812.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24386 / Queen Bee-17

41-24386 / Queen Bee-17

Assigned 353BS/301BG Westover 7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; Tafaraoui 26/11/42; Maison Blanche 5/12/42; Biskra 16/12/42; battle damaged La Goulette, Tun {20m} 2/1/43, with Frank Evans, left at base when group moved on to Ain M’Lila. 17/1/43. QUEEN BEE-17.

B-17 #40-2049 / Skipper

40-2049 / Skipper

Delivered 38RS/19BG [aircraft 39] Salt Lake City 15-Jan-41; transferred 9BS/7BG, with F.R. Dent crash landed Selfridge Field 24-Feb-41; Albuquerque 4-Dec-41; Pearl Harbor 7-Dec-41 with: P Lt Bob Richards; CP Leon Humiston, Aviation Cadet F.B. Morris, Aviation Cadet George Gammans, AG S/Sgt Joe Angelini, AG S/Sgt Erwin Casebolt, AG S/Sgt Melvin Zajic; S/Sgt Lawrence Velarde Pvt Vernon Tomlinson; Aircraft was heavily damaged by Japanese fighters on arrival at Bellows Field, salvaged for spare parts. SKIPPER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24395 / I Do It

41-24395 / I Do It

Assigned 353BS/301BG Westover 8/7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; transferred Tafaraoui, Alg 26/11/42; Maison Blanche, Alg 5/12/42; Biskra, Alg 16/12/42; Ain M’Lila, Alg 17/1/43; St Donat, Alg 6/3/43; (traded for 42-30125 15/7/43); Oudna,Tun 6/8/43 54m; transferred Massicault, Tun 49BS/2BG 14/11/43; Missing in Action Laviarano 30/1/44 with Joe Taylor, Co-pilot: Larry Madden, Navigator: Alf Snyder, Bombardier: Warren Gay, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Swan (5 Killed in Action), Radio Operator: Vince Pesature, Ball turret gunner: Harry HortonWounded in Action, Right Waist gunner: Bob Johnston (Robert T. Johnston – Northwood Iowa) Pow January 30th 1944 – June 9th – 1945, Waist gunner: Dale Cheny,Tail gunner: Ray IrwinWounded in Action (5 Prisoner of War); shot down but no chutes seen, crashed near Udine, It.. Missing Air Crew Report 2060. „I DO DIT“.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-32034

42-32034

Delivered Cheyenne 17/1/44; Gr Island 30/1/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-W] Podington 20/2/44; Missing in Action Erding 24/4/44 with John Rapp, Co-pilot: Don Burton, Navigator: Francis Lunney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alby Gatlin, Radio Operator: Borden Lindsay{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Fred Baker{Wounded in Action},Tail gunner: Gene Taggart (7 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Bob Sandrock, Ball turret gunner: Earl Flannery, Waist gunner: Maurice Tench (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Rasdorf-Nord, 15 miles NW of Cloppenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2759 (?8).

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-32001

42-32001

Delivered Cheyenne 14/1/44; Dalhart 28/1/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Wilmington 25/2/44; Drew 9/4/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [NV-N] Podington 23/4/44; crashed on take off for mission and burned out 20/5/44, with Jack Pearl, Co-pilot: Bill Hall, Navigator: Clarry Hutson, Bombardier: Tom Cassidy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dennis Sembler, Radio Operator: Frank Giordono, Ball turret gunner: Bill McClean, Waist gunner: Ed Thomas, Waist gunner: Bill Dunbar,Tail gunner: Jim Morin (10 Killed in Service), crashed in woods at end of runway; Salvaged.

B-17 #42-32000 / Mojo Jr aka Twentieth Century

42-32000 / Mojo Jr aka Twentieth Century

Delivered Cheyenne 14/1/44; Dalhart 26/1/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Grenier 24/2/44. Assigned to the 524th Bomb Squadron, /379th Bomb Group [WA-P] Kimbolton 27/2/44. On mission to attack French airfields 4/7/44 crash landed Felpham, Sussex, UK. where householder gave crew tea and coffee 4/7/44. Pilot: Cliff Blue, Co-pilot: Mayo Adams, Navigator: Oswald Masoni, Bombardier: ?, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cecil Shaffer, Radio Operator: Harry Olson, Ball turret gunner: Tom Sutton, Waist gunner: John McDonough, Tail gunner: Milton Craven, (9 Returned to Duty). Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 10/7/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-2048

40-2048

Delivered 19BG 2-Sep-40; Clark Field, Philippines. 6-Feb-41; strafed on ground at Clark Field 8-Dec-41 in arrack by the Japanese. Salvaged. Never served in the UK.