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B-17 #42-30080 / High Life

42-30080 / High Life

Delivered Cheyenne 7/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Westover 3/5/43; Wendover 16/5/43; Kearney 23/5/43; Dow Fd 22/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-F] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Don Oakes, Co-pilot: Joe Harper, Navigator: Hiram Harris, Bombardier: Lloyd Hammarlund, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Elder, Radio Operator: Jim Scott, Ball turret gunner: Les Nadeau, Waist gunner: Vince McGrath, Waist gunner: Nolan Stevens,Tail gunner: Leon Goyer (10INT); enemy aircraft KO’d #3, then #2 lost oil pressure and crash landed Dubendorf, near Zurich, Switz, where it was dismantled and taken to Kloten for storage, was eventually scrapped (1st US aircraft interned); Missing Air Crew Report 683. HIGH LIFE.
B-17 #42-30315 // Battle Queen aka Peg of My Heart

42-30315 // Battle Queen aka Peg of My Heart

Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 1/7/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-S] Framlingham 12/7/43; Missing in Action Regensbury 17/8/43 with Steve Rapport, Co-pilot: Elmer Holloway, Navigator: Grover Boyd, Bombardier: Chas Ryan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Scott, Radio Operator: Bill Carter, Ball turret gunner: Theo Obsharsky, Waist gunner: Blair Neal, Waist gunner: Joe Russell,Tail gunner: Ricardo Robledo (10INT – but both WGs and ettg later escaped and returned to base; flak, crashed Utzendorf, nine miles N of Berne, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 391. BATTLE QUEEN aka ‚PEG OF MY HEART‘.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85829 / Yankee Lady

44-85829 / Yankee Lady

Delivered Dallas 16/7/45; Sth Plains 3/9/45; Rome 1/3/46; NAAF Mustin Fd 6/46 [77255]; United States Coast Guard Elizabeth City 6/12/46; Inter Ice Patrol, Argentia, Nfd 4/47; NAS Norfolk 4/52; United States Coast Guard San Francisco 10/52; Elizabeth City 3/54; NAF Johnsville 10/55; Inter Ice Patrol, Argentia, Nfd 1956; Elizabeth City 9/58; Ace Smelt/Corp, Phoenix 11/5/59 (Civil N3193G); Fairchild Air/Surv, LA 16/11/59, modified with cameras and floors plus nine new crew positions; Aero Serv/Corp 2/8/65; Biegert Bros, Shickley, Neb 11/65 (sprayer); Air/Spec, Mesa, Az 3/66 (tanker 34); flew to Hawaii for film Tora, Tora, Tora; owners re-named Globe Air; Yankee Air Force, Ypsilanti, Mich 7/68 and restored in 1995 as [GD-Y] 534BS/381BG, Ridgewell, Ex, UK, flying as YANKEE LADY.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85828 / I’ll Be Around

44-85828 / I’ll Be Around

Delivered Dallas 13/7/45; Sth Plains 31/8/45; Rome 2/46; NAF Johnsville 9/9/46 [77254]; converted into camera and survey ship for United States Coast Guard; Elizabeth City 31/3/47 and operated these activities until 1959, the last mission from Alaska; United States Coast Guard San Francisco 9/59; Elizabeth to retire, the last B-17 used by USAF with military crew on 14/10/59; Joe Marrs, Opa Locka, Fl 8/3/60 (Civil N9323R); Serv-Air, White Plains, NY 4/60; Tropical Export Tred/Co, Fort Lauderdale 23/5/62; Hugh Wheeless, Dothan, Al 17/7/62 (sprayer); Black Hills Avn. Spearfish, SD 4/10/62 (tanker B-30); Aero Flite, Cody, Wyo 3/1/64; Bruce Kinney, Richey, Mont 1975; Aircraft Spec. Mesa, Az 18/5/78; swapped for C-54 tanker and restored as static 42-31892 of 390BG Framlingham, Sfk, UK, at Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Az. I’LL BE AROUND.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85813 / Champaign Lady

44-85813 / Champaign Lady

Delivered Wright Aero/Corp test aircraft with XT-35 turbo-prop fifth engine, along with R-3350 piston engines gave it top speed of 350mph and designated EB-17G; Black Hills Av, (Civil N6694C) as tanker C12; crashed on take off Bear Pen, NC 8/73; sal for spares at Tom Reilly VA, Kissimmee, Fl. Nuw under restoration to fly, B-17 Project, Grimes Apt, Urbana, OH; CHAMPAIGN LADY
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85790 / Lacey’s Lady

44-85790 / Lacey’s Lady

Delivered Dallas 14/6/45; Rome 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 3/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45; ended up in 1947 as Texaco gas station monument called The Bomb, at Milwaukee, Or. Now (2005) under restoration at The Bomber Foundation, Portland, Or. as LACEY’S LADY.
B-17 #44-85784 / Sally B

44-85784 / Sally B

Delivered Burbank 19/6/45; Rome 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45; designated EB-17G, then ETB-17G and used for man-carrying wing tip pod tests 1949; sold IGN France as F-BGSR 31/10/54; sold to Ted White as N17TE in 1970; to UK as G-BEDF on airshow circuit at IWM Duxford, UK., as SALLY B (41-24485 more latterly as MEMPHIS BELLE).
B-17 #44-85778 / Miss Angela

44-85778 / Miss Angela

Delivered Dallas 6/6/45; Sth Plains 9/6/45; Assigned 48 SRGp and 24 Comp Gp as TB-17G crew trainer in Caribbean Air Command; a trainer in Brazilian Air Command 1948 as VB-17G; ret US 1100 OpGp Bolling 1954; stored at Davis Monthan 1956; (Civil N3509G) restored to military configeration at Santa Monica, Cal 10/1991; wearing colours of 34BG Mendlesham, Sfk, UK. Now at Palm Springs Air Museum, CA, as potentially airworthy MISS ANGELA.
B-17 #44-85740 / Aluminum Overcast

44-85740 / Aluminum Overcast

Delivered Louisville 15/5/45; following late adjustments at Bowman Fd, KY Assigned Syracuse 29/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 7/11/45; sold Metal Products for $750 in 1946, Esperado Mining Co. 12/5/47, to Universal Aviation Co, Tulsa, OK then Vero Beach, Fl Imp/Exp/Co as carrier for cattle to Puerto Rico; Aero Service, Phil. and modified for high altitude mapping projects; in 1962 purchased by Chris Stoltzfus, Coatsville, PA before moving to Dothan Aviation Co. in 1966 as an agricultural sprayer; in 1980 was given to EAA Aviation Foundation, due to high costs. In turn served several owners in Libya, Thailand, Iran, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt and Jordan. Now (Civil N5015N) restored (as 42-102516, which was assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-H] Nuthampstead, and shot down over France 13/8/44, on its 34th mission) after ten years work at EAA Aviation Foundation, Oshkosh, Wis. Dressed as 42-102516 of 398BG as airworthy ALUMINIUM OVERCAST.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85738 / Preston’s Pride

44-85738 / Preston’s Pride

Delivered Louisville 18/5/45; Assigned 509th Comp Gp, as Drone, possibly the last survivor of Operation Crossroads, A-Bombs tests in Pacific; Returned to the USA 1946 for restoration at Tulare, Cal; operated by TWA as NX4600, then as NL before being donated to Iran government and later to France as survey aircraft; sat at Arizona garage 1974; Tulare, Cal. 1988, where damaged by vehicle collision 8/82 in USAF Museum. Repaired as displayed at American Veterans Memorial, Highway 99, Tulare, Cal, as PRESTON’S PRIDE.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85734

44-85734

Delivered Louisville, Ky 17/5/45; Syracuse, NY 5/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 15/11/45; Used as experimental Allison T-56 turbo-prop, Seattle with Buzz No BA-747B, as Civil NX-5111N ANUDDERONE, sold to Pratt & Whitney 19/11/47 as engine test-bed with an XT-34P in the nose and cockpit moved back 4ft. Was severely damaged by tornado in Connecticut where a SA-16 Albatross was lifted by the wind and thrown on top of the bomber, October 1979. Donated to Connecticut Aero. Hist. Soc. at Bradley. Taken on by Tom Riley who bought the wreck in 1987, and taken to Kissimmee, FL and rebuilt as B-17G; purchased by Don Brooks in 2003, now displayed as 42-97849 [DI-O] of 570BS/390BG Framlingham, Sfk, UK, at Liberty Foundation, Douglas, GA, as airworthy LIBERTY BELLE. (During an airshow with Capt John Hess, Co-pilot: Bud Stittic plus five passengers on 13/6/2011 force landed Oswego, Ill., an accompanying T-6 Texan spotted a fire on B-17s inboard left wing and informed pilot, who made a successful landing in nearby field. It was not a severe fire but the appliances were unable to negotiate the soft ground, thus passengers all OK and many items of equipment were saved before the flames took a big hold and ship burnt out.)
B-17 #44-85718 / Thunderbird

44-85718 / Thunderbird

Delivered Louisville 9/5/45; Rome 5/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 21/11/45; IGN France [F-BEEC] 10/12/47 CHARLOTTE; Bitteswell, Leics, GB as G-FORT 12/6/84; US Civil N900RW; restored as 42-38050 of 359BS/303BG at Molesworth, UK, now N900RW at Lone Star Flight Museum at Galveston, Tex., airworthy as THUNDERBIRD.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85599 / Reluctant Dragon

44-85599 / Reluctant Dragon

Assigned USAF and in 1951 converted to drone director DB-17G then DB-17P until 1957. Retired to Dyess AFB, Tx 1977 as BLACK HAWK. Now displayed as 42-38113 of 96BG, Snetterton, UK, at Linear Air Park, Dyess AFB, Abilene, Tex., called THE RELUCTANT DRAGON.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85583

44-85583

Ass USAF Burbank in March 1945, converted as TB-17H search & rescue duties then as SB-17G before being sold to Brazilian AF {5402}, 1951 1st & 2nd Sqd 60BG at Recife. Retired in 1968, now on static display at Base Aerea do Recife AFB, Brazil.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83884 / Yankee Doodle Dandy II aka Miss Liberty

44-83884 / Yankee Doodle Dandy II aka Miss Liberty

Delivered & Assigned US Navy Johnsville 13/7/45 as PB-1W {77244}; Assigned VX-4 Quonset Pt 5/47; Norfolk 1/50; Patuxent River 29/9/50; re-designated VW-2 18/6/52; Norfolk 24/2/55; Litchfield Pk 12/3/55; SO 10/7/56; AmComp Steel Corp, Dallas 2/12/57, Civil N5230V; Marson Equip/Sal Co, Tucson 18/10/60; Aero Union Corp, Anderson, Cal 10/61 (tanker); at Barksdale AFB 8AF Museum, restored in colours of 359BS/303BG, (BN-R) at Molesworth, UK as YANKEE DOODLE DANDY II. Now at Eighth Air Force Museum, Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, LA, static as MISS LIBERTY.
B-17 #44-83872 / Texas Raiders

44-83872 / Texas Raiders

Delivered & Assigned US Navy Johnsville 12/7/45 as PB-1W {77235}; Assigned VX-4 Quonset Pt 5/47; Norfolk 4/50; transferred NAS 103 Quonset Pt 22/11/50; VX-4 Patuxent River 1/52; re-designated VW-2 18/6/52; Norfolk 6/53; VW-1 Atsugi, Japan 4/2/54; RetUS, Litchfield Pk 15/1/55; SO 10/7/56; AeroServ Corp, Phil 1/10/57, Civil N7227C; ACS Inc 29/12/61; Confederate AF Mercedes, Tx 22/9/67; restored as 533BS/381BG [VP-X], (based at Ridgewell, Essex, UK) at CAF Gulf Coast Wing, Spring, near Houston, Tex., performing at air shows as TEXAS RAIDERS.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83868

44-83868

Delivered Syracuse 6/7/45; Assigned US Navy Johnsville 11/7/45 as PB-1W {77233}; Assigned VX-4 Quonset Pt 4/47; transferred VPW-1 Ream Fd 4/48; Norfolk 2/50; VX-4 Patuxent River 21/7/50; Glenview 8/50; re-designated VW-2 18/7/52; TD Gardamoen, Norway 8/52; RetUS, Norfolk 10/52; VW-2 Patuxent River 3/6/53; Litchfield Pk 26/5/55; SO 10/7/56; AmCom Steel Corp, Dallas 2/12/57, Civil N5237V; Ashland Corp, Tucson 26/2/60; Marson Equip/Sal Co, Tucson 7/7/60; AeroUn, Anderson, Cal 27/9/61 (tanker); Butler Avn, Redmond, Or 28/12/61 (tanker); TBM Inc, Tulare, Cal 1/2/83; to UK 1983, restored as 94BG in RAF Museum, Hendon, UK.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83863 / Gremlin’s Hideout

44-83863 / Gremlin’s Hideout

Delivered Syracuse 4/7/45; Assigned US Navy Johnsville 11/7/45 as PB-1W {77231}; Assigned VX-4 Quonset Pt 2/47; Norfolk 2/50; Litchfield Pk 5/50; transferred VC-11 Miramar 4/52; VC-11 Barbers Pt, Hawaii 6/52; re-designated VW-1 18/6/52; RetUSN, San Diego 5/54; Litchfield Pk 14/6/54; SO 10/7/56; AmComp Steel Corp, Dallas 2/12/57, Civil N5233V; Marson Eqip/Sal Co, Tucson 26/2/60; AirUn, Anderson, Cal 27/9/61 (tanker); Rogue FlyServ, Medford, Or 3/1/62; Eglin AFB Museum 1975, (was displayed in 95BG colours, now as 44-6106 of 388BG Knettishall, UK as WANDA THE WITCH.) Based at USAF Armament Museum, Eglin, Fla, as GREMLIN’S HIDEOUT.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83814

44-83814

Delivered Syracuse 15/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45; then Civil N66571 in Canada og geophysical surveyor and fire-bomber; Mexico as XB-BEC; rebuilt 1969 at Pima Museum, Tucson, Az. With NASM at Dulles Apt, Washington since 1982. Now under restoration at Mighty Eighth Museum, Pooler, Savannah, GA, as CITY OF SAVANNAH.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83790

44-83790

Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/45; Hunter 14/7/45; Slated Oahu 7AF, transferred Sth Plains 25/10/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/4/46; 4134 BU Spokane 11/9/46; 594 BU Topeka 15/9/46; re-ass 31/3/47; 1377 BU Westover 22/5/47; crash landed on frozen Dyke Lake, Labrador 23/12/47 with Chester Karney and cp Jack Bullington, eventually aircraft sank when ice melted and found in 1998. After years of negotiation with Canadian government was recovered 9/10/2004 and acquired by Don Brooks, of Douglas, Ga. with restoration currently by Tom Riley.
B-17 #44-83785

44-83785

Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/45. After retiring as a search & rescue SB-17G, operated in Japan 1948-50, later on secret operations from Clark AFB in the Philippines. Registered N809Z, involved in personnel recovery from abandoned Russian ice station. Joined Evergreen Vintage Aircraft, Inc., of McMinnville, Or., once as a fire bomber, now on display at Portland, Oregon.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83735

44-83735

Delivered Rome 18/5/45; 4202 BU Syracuse 26/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45; retired from USAAF in February 1947, became Civil NL68269 Transocean Air Lines owned by president of Phillipine Airlines named SAN MIGUEL 17/2/47; sold to IGN France as F-BDRS 23/8/52 named CHATEAU DE VERNEUIL; now at Duxford, UK, Air Museum.
B-17 #44-83722

44-83722

Mod as SB-17G Air Sea Rescue aircraft with H2X in nose turret with yellow nads and wing panels, Hamilton 4/46; Yucca Flats where badly damaged in ground atomic bomb tests; purchased by Aviation Specialties at Falcon Fd as hangar queen 5/65; then by Kermit Weeks in 10/85, still stored dismantled Borrego, Cal 1988.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83718

44-83718

Assigned USAAF in May 1945 as a TB-17H, later SB-17G as a search and rescue ship, known to have served in Libya. Transferred to Brazilian AF as {5408}, Assigned 1st & 2nd Sqds 60BG at Recife; retired on October 1968 and now dismantled and stored in Museu Aerospacial, Rio de Janiero, Brazil since 1954-60, now on display in dismantled condition.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83690

44-83690

Assigned USAF as a drone director DB-17P, before retiring to Grissom Fd, Ind., 1988, painted in various colours and names, now in 365BS/305BG Chelveston, Northamptonshire, UK. now at Grissom AFB, Peru, Indiana, as MISS LIBERTY BELLE (displayed 42-31255).