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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39928

42-39928

Delivered Long Beach 8/10/43; Hobbs 24/10/43; 4126 BU San Bernardino 23/1/45; 3018 BU Kingman 23/3/45; 3017 BU Hobbs 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 2/1/46.

B-17 #42-97449 / Sweetheart

42-97449 / Sweetheart

Delivered Denver 18/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned: 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; MIA Augsburg 19/7/44 Pilot: Jim Bodker, George Brandon, Albt Steindam, Carlyle Telford, Cyrus Gullekson, Max Hostetler, Henry Chandler, Joda Evans, Warren Robinson (9POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Mils Inntal, Germany. ; MACR 7261. CHALLENGER aka SWEETHEART.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37743 / Yankee Doodle Dandy

42-37743 / Yankee Doodle Dandy

Delivered Tulsa 16/8/43; Long Beach 17/8/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-M] Rougham 11/9/43; transferred 803BS RCM Sculthorpe 1/44; APH Knettishall; Missing in Action Heligoland 15/10/44 with Lts W. Patton & J. Hinner. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5144

42-5144

Delivered Cheyenne 4/10/42; 30BS/19BG Pyote 6/2/43; Tinker 13/8/43; 452BG Pendleton 1/11/43; Written off 17/1/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38312

43-38312

Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Kearney 28/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 10/8/44; Salvaged 6/1/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38307

43-38307

Delivered Cheyenne 19/7/44; Kearney 28/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG Debach 11/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 1/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 4/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 3/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38636

43-38636

Delivered Cheyenne 27/8/44; Hunter 19/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned: 410BS/94BG [GL-J] Rougham 1/10/44; battle damage Cologne 10/1/45 Pilot: ‚; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 18/1/45.

B-17 #42-97455 / Keystone Mama

42-97455 / Keystone Mama

Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Grenier 16/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 19/2/44; transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-J] Bassingbourn 11/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 with Bob Wylie, Navigator: Howard Hutchinson, Bombardier: Sid Muzzy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Hageman, Radio Operator: Paul Noll, Ball turret gunner: Williard Walker, Waist gunner: Frank George,Tail gunner: Bill Bracken (8 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Joe Kozina (Prisoner of War); took flak hit in right wing which broke off at #4, crashed Henningsdorf, near Berlin; Missing Air Crew Report 4829. THE KEYSTONE MAMA.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31559

42-31559

Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Kearney 6/12/43; Presque Is 20/12/43; Assigned: 337BS/96BG [AW-J] Snetterton 26/12/43; MIA Frankfurt 20/3/44 Pilot: Malcolm Denissen, Co-Pilot: – Kondetotas, Ball Turret Gunner: Fiebert, (rest unknown); crew bailed over Liskeard, and aircraft off Newquay, Cornwall; (10RTD). No MACR.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31507

42-31507

Delivered Denver 15/11/43; Kearney 27/11/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 6/12/43; ferry from Goose Bay to UK 23/1/44 with Chas Smith, Co-pilot: John Haning, Navigator: Ralph Stanley, Bombardier: Garven Williams, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Kenmore Rowe, Radio Operator: George Avilez, Ball turret gunner: Glen Johnston, Waist gunner: Tom Durkin, Waist gunner: Paul Abrahamson,Tail gunner: John Inman (10 Returned to Duty); engine failure and gas shortage, crashed Johnston, near Enniskillen, Co. Kilkenny, N.I. Salvaged n/battle damaged 6/6/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37735 / La Paloma

42-37735 / La Paloma

Delivered Denver 10/8/43; Long Beach 13/8/43; Assigned 813BS/482BG [PC-X] with Oboe Mk I radar at Alconbury 8/9/43; transferred 326BS/92BG [JW-X] Podington 20/2/44; retUS 121 Bradley Fd 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 27/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45. LA PALOMA.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83441

44-83441

Delivered Hunter 4/3/45; Dallas 13/3/45; Grenier 17/3/45; Assigned 8AF 26/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; Sth Plains 15/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 24/11/45; (US Navy as CB-17 1946.)

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83479

44-83479

Delivered Hunter 14/3/45; Grenier 19/3/45; Assigned 8AF 27/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 23/5/45; Sth Plains 25/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45.

B-17 #42-31466 / Sitting Pretty

42-31466 / Sitting Pretty

Delivered Cheyenne 8/11/43; Gr Island 24/11/43; New Castle 4/12/43; Bangor 9/12/43; Assigned: 569BS/390BG [CC-A] Framlingham 5/1/44; MIA Leipzig 29/5/44 Pilot: Wallace Shymanski, Co-Pilot: Vernon Montrose, Navigator: Gordon Grip, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alex Engleman, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Goodling, Waist Gunner: Maynard Peterson, Tail Gunner: Dave Sullivan (7EVD); tog-Sgt Ken Dobson, Radio Operator: Tom Sanderson, Waist Gunner: Sol Goldstein (3POW)Enemy aircraft, #4 hit and feathered, right wing afire and tail damaged, went into spin and crashed La Briqueterie, N of Rochefort, three miles SE of Marche, Belgium. MACR 5314. SITTING PRETTY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37729

42-37729

Delivered Denver 10/8/43; to Dalhart with Lester McLaughlin force landed Keesler, MS 26/8/43; 3701 BU Love Fd, Written off 15/12/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97841

42-97841

Delivered Tulsa 13/3/44; 396BG Drew 15/4/44; 4117 BU Robins 12/12/44; 327 BU Drew 5/1/45; 3505 BU Scott 18/9/45; 301 BU Drew 29/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97857

42-97857

Delivered: Denver 17/3/44; Kearney 7/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 339BS/96BG [QJ-N] Snetterton 1/5/44; was a spare 20/5/44,, but on return in poor visibility skidded and nosed up in soft ground Pilot: Ray Estle, Co-Pilot: Joe Lukacak, Navigator: Sam Fudge, Bombardier: Harry Hedgson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Adam Cochran, Radio Operator: John Stumpf, Ball Turret Gunner: Leon Palmer, Waist Gunner: Claire Ziegler, Waist Gunner: Hilton Marchant, Tail Gunner: Rich Peek (10RTD); on falling back it buckled the fuselage and tail; Salvaged. 21/5/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97852

42-97852

Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 22/5/44; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 14/8/44 with Bill Stiles, Navigator: John Madiera, Bombardier: Chas Keck (3 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Joe Lojewski, Radio Operator: Art Varricchio, Ball turret gunner: Hubert Campney, Waist gunner: Ralph Montiel,Tail gunner: Lester Gaulin (5 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Walker (KIS-shot by Gestapo next day); flak damaged controls, 6 men bailed over Strasbourg, but P kept control intent of returning to base but ran out of gas, rest bailed 12 miles SW of Le Mans, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 8425.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102739

42-102739

Delivered MacDill 31/3/44; 325 BU Avon Park 17/2/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/8/45.

B-17 #44-8652 / Drive It Home

44-8652 / Drive It Home

Delivered Cheyenne 16/11/44; Hunter 12/12/44; Dow Fd 17/12/44; Assigned 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 6/1/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/7/46. DRIVE IT HOME!

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97840

42-97840

Delivered Tulsa 13/3/44; Roswell 29/4/44; 3030 BU Roswell 2/6/44; 3018 BU Kingman 1/10/44; 3017 BU Hobbs 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 10/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37797 / Panther aka Ginmill Special aka Wolverine II

42-37797 / Panther aka Ginmill Special aka Wolverine II

Delivered Denver 1/9/43; Gr Island 23/9/43; ass 410BS/94BG [GL-T] Rougham 29/9/43; MIA Berlin 18/4/44 Pilot: Bill Brinkmier, Bombardier: Jim Murray, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Boyd Crocker, Radio Operator: Paul Caskey, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Breckenridge, Waist Gunner: Guy Bowman, Waist Gunner: Dave McCormick, Tail Gunner: Jim Hong (8POW); Co-Pilot: Howard Mariska, Navigator: Norman McComb (2KIA); Enemy aircraft KOd two engines and other damage, crashed Lodderitz, 12 miles NW of Dessau. Germany. MACR 4155. PANTHER aka GINMILL SPECIAL aka WOLVERINE II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102738

42-102738

Delivered MacDill 31/3/44; with George Wheeler force landed Avon Park 26/8/44; 325 BU Avon Park 28/12/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 12/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97679

42-97679

Delivered Denver 25/1/44; 1SAG Langley 9/3/44; Greenboro 13/5/44; Dyersburg 1/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 19/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97659

42-97659

Delivered Denver 19/1/44; 1SAG Langley 1/2/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 11/4/44; Returned to the USA Morrison 18/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/12/45.