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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29853


Delivered Denver 26/2/43; Gore 9/3/43; Duncan 31/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-P] Framlingham 13/6/43; 1m, transferred 407/327BS/92BG [UX-S/U] Alconbury 17/6/43; in a slight mid-air collision with 42-3184 (92) on 21/7/43 with Tom Hullings; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Jim Stewart, Co-pilot: Leon Landers, Navigator: Frank Smith, Bombardier: Chas Henderson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dan Carlisle, Radio Operator: Elmer Collins, Ball turret gunner: John Wasche, Waist gunner: Steve Solga, Waist gunner: Gerry Swanger,Tail gunner: Chas Lewis (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Eifel, near Bonn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 653.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31111 / Four Aces, Pat Hand

42-31111 / Four Aces, Pat Hand

Delivered Dallas 20/9/43; Scott 4/10/43; Wilmington 7/10/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 19/10/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Don Noxon, Co-pilot: George Giovannini, Navigator: Edison Eichhorn, Bombardier: Walt Utley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Pete Ludwigsen, Radio Operator: Toby Phillips, Ball turret gunner: John Thompson, Waist gunner: Harry Thompson, Waist gunner: Paul Mogush,Tail gunner: John Channell (10 Killed in Action); flak damage, believed to have come down in seas on return. Missing Air Crew Report 1659. FOUR ACES – PAT HAND.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29966


Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Gore 19/3/43; Dyersburg 30/3/43; with Frank Spino force landed Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Amarillo 9/4/43; Albuquerque 16/4/43; Amarillo 19/4/43; Gr Island 6/9/43; Assigned 393BG Kearney 1/8/43; with Bob Kehm force landed two miles E Osborne, KS 13/9/43; Tinker 18/11/43; 273 BU Lincoln 23/6/43; 236 BU Pyote 30/7/44; 221 BU Alexandra 4/10/44; 329 BU Alexandra 1/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 29/10/45.
B-17 #42-3491 / Chopstick-G George

42-3491 / Chopstick-G George

Delivered Denver 11/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-G] Alconbury 20/8/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Maj Fred Rabo, Co-pilot: John Morgan, Ball turret gunner: Bill Westcott, Waist gunner: Steve Keaton (4 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Capt John Crotty{385BG}, rad/nav-Capt Ken Klotz, Bombardier: Capt Lou Dentoni, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis Foote, to-Tom Kon, Waist gunner: Ed Friesorger,Tail gunner: Lt Walter Regoli{385BG}, Mis/CO-Col Russell Wilson{4BW} (6 Killed in Action); flak hit, ship broke up and crashed Lake Harvel, near Berlin, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3362.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30280 / Crazy Horse

42-30280 / Crazy Horse

Delivered Boeing (by land) 17/6/43 (H2X); Wright Fd 5/7/43; Rome 21/7/43; Patterson 3/8/43; Kansas City 8/8/43; Gd Island 22/9/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-L] Alconbury 30/9/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 21/2/44 with Capt Gerald Binks (Com P, evd. then arrested Liege 27/5/44), Co-pilot: John Baber, Navigator: Ed Horner, Bombardier: Bill Barrett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Kennedy, Radio Operator: Steve Martin, Ball turret gunner: Henry Raemer, Waist gunner: Bruce Long,Tail gunner: Bill Blake (9 Prisoner of War); Ex nav-Charles Haupt, Ex nav-Joe Punches(ret UK 15/9/44), Waist gunner: Harry Booth (3 evaded capture); p-Ralph Holcombe (KIA-body washed up 04/05/44); mech problem, two engines out, on return attacked by Fw 190 over Zwolle ditched in lake IJsselmeer, nine kilometers SW of Harderwijk, Netherlands; Missing Air Crew Report 2470. CRAZY HORSE. (Remains recovered August 1970.)
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37927 / The Last Roundup

43-37927 / The Last Roundup

Delivered Cheyenne 6 June 1944; Kearney 16 June 1944; Grenier 30 June 1944; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-G] Sudbury 2 July 1944; 36 missions flown. Missing in Action Merseburg 6 December 1944. Pilot : Bruce C. Alexander; Co-Pilot Charles B. Bryson; Navigator Roy J. Sykora; Bombardier Walter C. Hummel; Engineer / Top Turret Gunner Roy L. Henry; Radio Operator Robert C. Cooke; Ball Turret Gunner Isadore Wolstein; Waist Gunner Dwight K. Shurtleff; Tail Gunner Chester Zolynski (9 Killed in Action). Flak, crashed Ijmuiden, The Netherlands. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 11048. THE LAST ROUNDUP.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102658 / Blanco Diablo

42-102658 / Blanco Diablo

Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/45/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 6/12/44 with Howard DeMallie, Chas Olson, Don Holmes, Howard Derp, Lowell Strain, Henry Rutkowski, Loel Bishop (7 Prisoner of War); Dick Fuller (evaded capture); Joe Marlowe (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Ronduite, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 11052. BLANC DIABLO.
B-17 #44-6105 / Sleepy Lagoon

44-6105 / Sleepy Lagoon

Delivered Tulsa 5/5/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Dow Fd 24/5/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-P] Grafton Underwood 4/6/44; Missing in Action Cologne 28/1/45 with Oakley Jackson, John Calkins, Leon Lucas, Keith Haight, Paul Senchuk, Vince Kelly, Jim Phelps (7 evaded capture); Allen Ziner, Gaetano Cappiello (2 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Ossenzijl, Holl; Missing Air Crew Report 11990. SLEEPY LAGOON.
B-17 #42-31334 / Three Cads And A Lad

42-31334 / Three Cads And A Lad

Delivered Vandalia 21/10/43; Bunker Hill 10/11/43; Denver 20/11/43; Gt Falls 10/12/43; Nutts Corner (Belfast) 5/1/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG [6K- ] Deopham Green 6/1/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 12/4/44 with Leland Evers, Navigator: Jules Jacobs, Bombardier: Gene Tully, Radio Operator: Stan Folcikbody was found in Channel 26/6/44 and buried, Brookwood, UK, Ball turret gunner: Fred Barnes,Tail gunner: Bob Langheier (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Ed Kaminsky, Waist gunner: Willis Junnila, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Givensplunged 12,000 ft before ‘chute opened, Waist gunner: Matt Hunter (4RTD- picked up by RAF Walrus L2289 of 277Sqd off Orfordness, Suffolk); mech fault en route to target, aircraft stalled and broke up, ditched North Sea, off Clacton, Essex. Missing Air Crew Report 3933. THREE CADS AND A LAD.
B-17 #42-31115 / Hell’s Bells

42-31115 / Hell’s Bells

Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Jim Feeney{not found till 25/2/44}, Radio Operator: Norman Kajut, Waist gunner: Marion Forbis,Tail gunner: Lou LeFevre (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Sam Gundy, Navigator: Sam Simon, Bombardier: John Drickson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Ball, Ball turret gunner: Walt Lennons, Waist gunner: Joe Smith, foto-Oscar Land (7 Prisoner of War); flak, on return crashed Hoogendijk, near Uitgeest, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 2348. HELL’S BELLS.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29724 / Little Minnie

42-29724 / Little Minnie

Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 24/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-B] Bassingbourn 20/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-K] Alconbury 3/8/43; Transferred 524BS/379BG [WA-H] Kimbolton 4/9/43; then 526BS [LF-H]; Missing in Action Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ed Mueller, Co-pilot: Carl Helton, Navigator: Pascal Lynott, Bombardier: Turley Bird, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Emery, Radio Operator: Jesse Hembree, Ball turret gunner: Joe Kampf, Waist gunner: Ransom Jacobs, Waist gunner: Herman Thomas,Tail gunner: Bob Blankenship (10 Killed in Action); ditched North Sea, near Frisian Island. Missing Air Crew Report 1718. LITTLE MINNIE.
B-17 #42-37738 / Miss America

42-37738 / Miss America

Delivered Denver 11/8/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-T] Bassingbourn 24/9/43; Missing in Action Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ed Steel, Co-pilot: Bill Myers, Navigator: Bob Emmick, Bombardier: Fred Weyerts, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry Holderbach, Radio Operator: George Harris, Waist gunner: Howard Thornlew, Waist gunner: Elmer Tobia,Tail gunner: Jim Lane (9 Prisoner of War), Ball turret gunner: Gerald Glaze (KIA-bailed out but drowned in North Sea); enemy aircraft, crashed on Hoogovens foundry at Vesel, near Ijmuiden, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1715.
B-17 #42-30043 / Ruthless

42-30043 / Ruthless

Delivered Cheyenne to 3/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned to the 547BS/384BG [SO-V] Grafton Underwood on 29 May 1943; Missing in Action Frankfurt 4 October 1943 with Giles Felker Kauffman, Co-pilot: George Molnar, Navigator: Frank Pogorzelski, Bombardier: James J. Lacroix, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: William Jarrell, Radio Operator: Jules Theodore Beck, Ball turret gunner: Jacob M. Martinez, Waist gunner: Paul Spodar, Waist gunner: Peter Seniansky,Tail gunner: Stanley Thomas Reuben (10 Returned to Duty); ditched North Sea, all rescued by HM drifter ‘Lord Keith’. No MACR. RUTHLESS.
B-17 #42-37773 / Full House

42-37773 / Full House

Delivered Denver 23/8/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG Rougham 10/10/43; transferred 563BS/388BG Knettishall 11/10/43; Missing in Action Munster 22/12/43 with Webster Bull, Co-pilot: Leavitt Hobbs{body recovered 11//2/44}, Navigator: Albt Bendix, Bombardier: Loran Gunderson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Angel Pasque, Radio Operator: Howard Riley, Ball turret gunner: Chester Rush{body recovered 20/3/44}, Waist gunner: Rudi Marsilio{body recovered 23/6/44} (8 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: John Rogowski,Tail gunner: Tom Wesson (2 Prisoner of War); mechanical fault, ditched in SW of Ijsselmeer, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 3148. FULL HOUSE.
B-17 #42-30872 / Blonde Bomber

42-30872 / Blonde Bomber

Delivered Cheyenne 11/8/43; Gr Isle 31/8/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-R] Snetterton 9/9/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Lew Kerrick, Co-pilot: George Bleyle, Navigator: Lloyd Thompson, Bombardier: Floyd Eakman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alton Walker, Radio Operator: Ray Wright, Ball turret gunner: Don Denmead, Waist gunner: Chas Wilder, Waist gunner: Stan Maruso,Tail gunner: Ben Haynes (10 Killed in Action); hit by engine shot off from above then mid air coll with 42-31113 (96BG); crashed North Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 1565. BLOND BOMBER (OLE PUSS).
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31113 / Zilch

42-31113 / Zilch

Delivered Dallas 21/9/43; Scott 3/10/43; Wilmington 7/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Snetterton 15/10/43; on familiarization flight 22/10/43 with Bruce O’Dell, Co-pilot: Chas May, Navigator: Chas Setilmeyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Louis Shaney, Radio Operator: Marion King (5 Returned to Duty); pilot forgot to lower u/c and crash landed base; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Harry Mott, Co-pilot: Harry Greutzmann, Navigator: Tom Blackwell, Bombardier: Angus Stewart, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Floyd Gaudd, Radio Operator: John Macina, Ball turret gunner: Paul Santillian, Waist gunner: Leon Brabnum, Waist gunner: Andy Nichols,Tail gunner: Warren Sturdevent (10 Killed in Action); engine shot off anf hit aircraft below then mid air coll with 42-30872 (96BG), crashed North Sea, W of Terschelling Is. Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1564. ZILCH.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3249


Delivered Denver 12/4/43; Presque Is 25/5/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG Andrews Fd 31/5/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Pilot Carl E. Greer; Co-pilot Carl R. Rano; Navigator: James D. Cumming; Bombardier: Arthur B. Fränkel; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Kenneth E. Slenker; Radio Operator: William J. Dwelley; Ball turret gunner: Robert L. Evans; Left Waist gunner: Robert A. Miller; Right Waist gunner: Everett J. Missey; Tail gunner: Theodore J. Meschievitz (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed off northern tip of Texel Island, Holland. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 1569.
B-17 #42-30042 / Shack Rabbits aka Oh Nausea

42-30042 / Shack Rabbits aka Oh Nausea

Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 12/5/43; Wendover 19/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Patterson 29/5/43; Detroit 3/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-L] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; SHACK RABBITS aka OH NAUSEA. Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Glen Van Noy, Co-pilot: Jim Evans, Navigator: Ken Allen, Bombardier: Bill Couch, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Stewart, Radio Operator: Bill Crabb, Ball turret gunner: Jim Gibson, Waist gunner: Joe Hruskocy, Waist gunner: Col Bill Kennedyarmourer & gunnery expert,Tail gunner: Sam Cusmano (10 Prisoner of War); Enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, then another en route to North Africa mechicanical problem, ditched Mediterranean Sea 90 miles north of Sicily, Italy, with no injuries; Missing Air Crew Report 682.
B-17 #42-30063 / Paddlefoot aka Picklepuss

42-30063 / Paddlefoot aka Picklepuss

Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 29/5/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/6/43 PADDLEFOOT; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-S] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43; Me 110s KO’d one engine then ship lost another before a wing snapped off, crashed Schmalgraf, five miles N of Eupen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 677. PICKLEPUSS.
B-17 #42-30255 / Lonesome Polecat II

42-30255 / Lonesome Polecat II

Delivered Cheyenne 4/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Tinker 25/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned 351BG Polebrook 10/6/43; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-V] Horham 16/6/43; battle damage on 13/11/43 Ball turret gunner: E.J. Castona (wia),Tail gunner: Jim Cook, Waist gunner: Chas Wilbeck (2 Killed in Action); with D.H. Marten force landed RAF Westcott 4/10/43; with J.R. Miller 13/11/43 three KIA, Ball turret gunner: E.J. Castona, Waist gunner: Chas Witbeck,Tail gunner: Jim Cook; (23m) Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43; crashed off Texel Is, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1558. LONESOME POLECAT II.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30677


Delivered Dallas 10/7/43; Kearney 29/7/43; Gulfport 8/8/43; Topeka 12/8/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-K] Alconbury 30/8/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Ed Walsh, Co-pilot: Herb Haycock, Navigator: Jerome Hanson, Bombardier: Dave Pinnelas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Cole,Tail gunner: Ralph Conley (6 Killed in Action), Radio Operator: Lee Folsom, Waist gunner: Bill Higbe (2 Prisoner of War), Ball turret gunner: Herman Morgan, Waist gunner: Loral Martin (2 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed probably in Ijsselmer, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1586. (?1556)
B-17 #42-3265 / Holy Mackeral!

42-3265 / Holy Mackeral!

Delivered Denver 18/4/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-Z] Andrews Fd 30/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; crashed on take off with Bill Stoneburner 9/9/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with pilot Ewing Leblanc, Co-pilot: Vic Navoka, Navigator: Ken Wales, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Silvio Martire, Radio Operator: Pete Dudas, Ball turret gunner: Andy Cowlman, Waist gunner: Bob Sudbury, Waist gunner: John Mattarochia,Tail gunner: George Kinney (9 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Lowell Rogers (Prisoner of War); collision with 42-30860, crashed Kimewerd, S of Harlingen, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1568. HOLY MACKERAL!.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30860


Delivered Cheyenne 11/8/43; Gr Isle 31/8/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-L] Snetterton 13/9/43; landing accident with Bill Jones on base 4/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Merl Schroeder, Co-pilot: Albt Schanke{with up Tzummarum 25/5/44}, Navigator: Henry Tracy{with up Terschelling beach 27/5/44}, Bombardier: Paul Girvin{with up Asluitdjik 16/5/44}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Art Limieux, Radio Operator: Irvine Wade{with up Pietersbaum 26/5/44}, Ball turret gunner: Clarry Kelly, Waist gunner: Tony Carpentieri{with up Pietersbaum 14/3.44}, Waist gunner: Dick Rucker,Tail gunner: John Hall (10 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 42-3265 (96BG), crashed North Sea about six miles of Texel Is, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1563.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30274 / Our Bay-Bee

42-30274 / Our Bay-Bee

Delivered Cheyenne 8 May 1943; Gore 9 May 1943; Smoky Hill 17 May 1943; Dow Field 5 June 1943; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-Q] Horham 15 June 1943; 5 missions. Missing in Action Regensburg 17 August 1943 with a 335BS crew.
B-17 #42-97316 / Tommy

42-97316 / Tommy

Delivered Cheyenne 17/2/44; Gr Island 8/3/44; Grenier 22/3/44; Assigned 331BS/94BG Rougham 9/4/44; Missing in Action Bohlen 7/10/44 with Nelson Warren, Dick Debus, Bob Hildorf, John McMillan, Royal Vaughn, Chas Benear, Floyd Cosgray, Art Sturgeon, John Blair (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Furstenburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9555. TOMMY.