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B-17 #42-37790 / (Aint) „Miss Behavin“

42-37790 / (Aint) „Miss Behavin“

Delivered Denver 29/8/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 28/9/43; Missing in Action Rostock 20/2/44 with Reg Smith, Co-pilot: Orlin Markussen, Navigator: Gerald Scott, Bombardier: Ernie Cribbs, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Egan, Ball turret gunner: Ed Dyblie, Waist gunner: Ed Britko, Waist gunner: Bob Dunbar,Tail gunner: Mike Udick (9 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Ira Evans (evaded capture); flak hit #2, then attacked by FW 190s, crashed Harsley Mark, four miles S of Bogense, on Funen Is, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 2426. AIN’T MISS BEHAVIN’.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38191

42-38191

Delivered Denver 10/1/44; Gr Island 28/1/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-W] Thorpe Abbotts 2/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 with Martin Rupert, Co-pilot: John Raring, Navigator: Greek James, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herb Cole, Radio Operator: Ralph Hawk, Ball turret gunner: Cecil McNeer, Waist gunner: Chas Haswell, Waist gunner: Tom Hick,Tail gunner: Bill Hohman (9 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Lynn Barbour (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, ditched off Rodynhavn, Den, the injured survivor rescued by Danish fishing boat; Missing Air Crew Report 4947.

B-17 #42-32048 / Queen

42-32048 / Queen

Delivered Cheyenne 17/1/44; Billings 20/1/44; Amarillo 4/2/44; MacDill 4/2/44; Morrison 9/3/44; slated 96BG, but Assigned 840BS/483BG Tortorella 14/3/44; transferred 20BS/2BG Amendola 31/3/44; Missing in Action Moravska Ostrova, Czech. 2/8/44 with Jim Weiler, Navigator: Bob Embry, Bombardier: Frank Sulkey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lonnie Bumgardner, Radio Operator: John Martin, Ball turret gunner: Ernie Wagoner, Waist gunner: John Adair, Waist gunner: Loren Byam,Tail gunner: George Dalcanale (9 Killed in Action); (cp-Irving Thompson (POW – recorded as wia in hospital, but no further details); enemy aircraft, crashed Wiseham; Missing Air Crew Report 8098. QUEEN.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31184 / Old Crow

42-31184 / Old Crow

Delivered Cheyenne 29/9/43; Harvard 14/10/43; Assigned 388BG Gt Ashfield 18/11/43; transferred 711BS/447BG [IR-E] Rattlesden 1/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Harry Kruezer, Co-pilot: Larry Koenig, Navigator: Bert Lynn, Bombardier: Clyde Collins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Rossi, Radio Operator: Bob Tompkins, Ball turret gunner: Bob Gordon, Waist gunner: Earl Berry, Waist gunner: Tony Shidek,Tail gunner: Frank Lanman (10INT); flak KOd #3, crew bailed, ship shot down by Swiss fighters, crashed Siebnen on Lake Obersee, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 4295. OLD CROW.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38196

42-38196

Delivered Cheyenne 12/1/44; Gr Island 21/1/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-K] Gt Ashfield 9/2/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Don Jorgensen, Co-pilot: Don Sellar, Navigator: Lester Kravitz, Bombardier: Harry Burby, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Benedict Janczak, Radio Operator: Dick Burtle, Ball turret gunner: Roger Hutchinson, Waist gunner: John Fox, Waist gunner: Dale Ellington,Tail gunner: John Rosema (10INT); flak damage plus more damage from Swiss AA at the border, force landed Dubendorf, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 3772.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31977 / Flak Queen aka Filthy Hag

42-31977 / Flak Queen aka Filthy Hag

Delivered Cheyenne 12/1/44; Savannah 26/1/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Q] Rougham 5/2/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Gordon Wiren, Co-pilot: Bill Murray, Navigator: Bill Cartmill, Bombardier: Clarry Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Blaylock, Radio Operator: Andy Barber, Ball turret gunner: Lauder Cameron, Waist gunner: Bob Ravlin, Waist gunner: Harvey Brody,Tail gunner: Ken Rynier (10INT); flak, force landed Dubendorf, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 4007. FLAK QUEEN. aka FILTHY HAG.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31747 / Lassie Come Home aka Angel in de Skies

42-31747 / Lassie Come Home aka Angel in de Skies

Delivered Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Oklahoma City 15/1/44; Kearney 26/1/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Q] Rougham 17/2/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Ray Gault, Co-pilot: John Kissell, Navigator: Howard Curtis, Bombardier: Larry Klein, (?Bill Liptzin togg?), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Andy Laskowski, Radio Operator: Frank Bonz, Ball turret gunner: Randoph Pemberton, Waist gunner: Don Krus, Waist gunner: Fred Jonas,Tail gunner: Hugh Chauvin (10INT); flak KOd #1 plus gas leak, force landed Dubendorf Afd, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 4006. LASSIE COME HOME aka ANGEL IN DE SKIES.

B-17 #42-32073

42-32073

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; Billings 27/1/44; Gr Island 21/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-D] Snetterton 13/2/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Bill Potter, Co-pilot: Don Malloy, Navigator: Loren Merrick, Bombardier: Jim Claire, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dorris Cox{?KIA}, Radio Operator: Chester Lyskana, Ball turret gunner: Henry Gusmann, Waist gunner: Jessie Costa, Waist gunner: Clinton Rensau,Tail gunner: Beng Hallberg (10INT); enemy aircraft KOd #3, force landed Dubendorf, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 3767. (Repaired and used by Swiss AF); Returned to the USA 1377 BU Grenier 9/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 7/1/46.

B-17 #42-37793 / Spirit Of Winsome Winn II

42-37793 / Spirit Of Winsome Winn II

Delivered Denver 30/8/43; Scott 17/9/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-X] Grafton Underwood 2/11/43; on return from ops force landed at London Rd, Brighton, Sx, UK 8/2/44 with Norman De Frees, crew unknown (10 Returned to Duty); Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 18/3/44 with Roger Smith, Co-pilot: Jack McKinney, Navigator: Harry Harvey, Bombardier: John Dudla, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bruno Kaminski, Radio Operator: Earl Kendall, Ball turret gunner: Chas Danko, Waist gunner: Chester Boney, Waist gunner: Gerald Hamilton,Tail gunner: Jesse Green (10INT); flak, crash landed small airfield at Altenrhein, near Lake Constance, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 3843 (3484?). SPIRIT OF WINSOME WINN II.

B-17 #42-3329 / Skippy

42-3329 / Skippy

Delivered Denver 14/5/43; Dow Fd 9/6/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-F] Framlingham 15/7/43; detailed Romilly (31m) 5/2/44 with Tom Stutters, Co-pilot: Paul Cooper, Navigator: Leo Haynes{wis}, Bombardier: Walter Lunden{wis}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Otto Fugett{Wounded in Action}, Radio Operator: Albt Selvidio, Ball turret gunner: Joe Collector, Waist gunner: Sal DePietro{wis}, Waist gunner: Ernie Peiffer,Tail gunner: Bernard Jensen (10 Returned to Duty); abandoned during assembly and crashed Hounsell Wood, Salehurst, Sx, UK; Salvaged 8/2/44. SKIPPY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37807 / Alice from Dallas II aka Rogers‘ Raiders

42-37807 / Alice from Dallas II aka Rogers‘ Raiders

Delivered Long Beach 7/9/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-O] Thorpe Abbotts 28/9/43; Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 with Julian Rogers, Co-pilot: Bob Lawler plus rest unknown; enemy aircraft KO’d three engines, ditched North Sea when tail broke off, and picked up by Danish fishing vessel before transferring to a British high speed launch; 10RTD. ALICE FROM DALLAS II aka ROGERS’ RAIDERS (npo).

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5862  / Duration Plus Six

42-5862 / Duration Plus Six

Delivered Long Beach 31/3/43; Denver 2/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill Fd 13/5/43; Dow Fd 17/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-T] Thorpe Abbotts 30/5/43; Missing in Action Keil/Warnemunde 25/7/43; flak, crashed North Sea, survivors {two wia} picked up by Danish fishing boat E 475 off Grad Dyb Berre; Missing Air Crew Report 117. DURATION PLUS SIX.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5882 / Spook III

42-5882 / Spook III

Delivered Long Beach 20/4/43; Smoky Hill 27/4/43; Presque Is 27/5/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-D] Framlingham 4/6/43; Horham 15/6/43; with H. O’Neal force landed RAF St Eval, Cornwall 28/6/43; 6m Missing in Action 28/7/43 with Francis Regan, Co-pilot: Bill Parker, Navigator: Tom Nix{body washed up on Danish beach}, Bombardier: Warren Guenther, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Starkebaum, Radio Operator: Alonzo Paul, Ball turret gunner: Bill Brunson, Waist gunner: Harry Lofton, Waist gunner: Sam Wilderson,Tail gunner: Merle Fear (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea, Missing Air Crew Report 216. SPOOK III.

B-17 #42-37876 / Struggle Bunny aka Batcha’s Patches aka Miss Raps-O-Dee

42-37876 / Struggle Bunny aka Batcha’s Patches aka Miss Raps-O-Dee

Delivered Denver 28/9/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-S] Horham 3/11/43; 30m, Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Gene Schiapacasse, Co-pilot: Dave Janofskyburied Suaneke, on Bornholm Is, Den, Navigator: Henry Kress, Bombardier: Gerald Taylor, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Warren Messmer, Radio Operator: Angelo Passero, Ball turret gunner: Harvey Cartrite, Waist gunner: Ralph Murray, Waist gunner: Frank Saunders,Tail gunner: Ed Phillips (10 Killed in Action); hit by rockets, crashed Baltic Sea, off Bornholm Is, Missing Air Crew Report 3804. STRUGGLE BUNNY aka BATCHA’S PATCHES aka MISS RAPS-O-DEE.

B-17 #41-24577 / Hell’s Angels

41-24577 / Hell’s Angels

B-17F 41-24577 „Hells Angels“ was assigned to 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Bangor 14-Oct-42; arrived at Molesworth 24-Oct-42; in landing accident with Irl E. Baldwin 26-Apr-43; slated to RAF 100 Squadron, but retained by 803rd BS ATD (American Training Detachment) before completing 48 missions without an abort or any crewman injured. Returned to the USA at Newark, New Jersey on 10 February 1944 for War Bond tour. 41-24577 was the first aircraft to complete 25 missions in the UK, earlier than the much more publicized „Memphis Belle“ reached the same status. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Searcey Field, Stillwater, Oklahoma on 7 August 1945. „HELL’S ANGELS“.

B-17 #42-102610 / Boomerang

42-102610 / Boomerang

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Gr Island 6/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-Y/L] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (66m) detailed Bischoffsheim, Ger but never made assembly 30/12/44 with Lyle Doerr, Co-pilot: Giles Teague, Navigator: John Walker, Bombardier: Bob Stewart, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Kiska, Radio Operator: Joe Gaiser, Ball turret gunner: Hazen Earle, Waist gunner: Joe Bergant,Tail gunner: Tom Fox (9 Killed in Action); spotted by RAF Walrus to explode, crashed in Channel off Beachy Head, UK; Missing Air Crew Report 11243. BOOMERANG.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3286

42-3286

Delivered Denver 25/4/43; Lincoln 20/5/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-E] Framlingham 12/5/43; Missing in Action {1m} Kiel 13/6/43 with Austin Stone, Co-pilot: Cebert Walter, Navigator: Bernie Sharpe, Bombardier: Chas Johnson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: R.D. Cloar, Radio Operator: Graydon Spellman, Ball turret gunner: Clayton Broch, Waist gunner: John Richardson, Waist gunner: Howard Buller,Tail gunner: Chas Bruce (10 Killed in Action); crashed Baltic Sea, between Danish Islands and Kiel, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2453.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29702 / Rat Killer

42-29702 / Rat Killer

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Brookley 27/3/43; Morrison 9/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Alconbury 13/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 335BS [OE-H], 412BS [QW-H], then 334BS [BG-H]; 8m, Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Bill Renaudremains recovered off beach at Bangenkop, Langeland 1/7/58, Co-pilot: Glenn McMurty, Navigator: John Lambert, Bombardier: Harley Riley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lou Julliard, Radio Operator: Joe LaSarge, Ball turret gunner: Albt Foley, Waist gunner: Chester Piatkowski, Waist gunner: Bill Guse,Tail gunner: Cicero McNeeley (10 Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Langeland Is. near Lindholm, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 4896. RAT KILLER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30118

42-30118

Delivered Cheyenne 13/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Presque Is 16/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-N] Framlingham 29/5/43; 2m, Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Capt Owen Cornett, Co-pilot: Hubert Wood, Navigator: Noah Hughes, Bombardier: Jack Wisznoski, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Drakeford Yorkbody washed up 13/9/43, Radio Operator: John Timko, Ball turret gunner: Fred Gay, Waist gunner: Ken Chambers, Waist gunner: Ray Brown,Tail gunner: Rod Hale (10 Killed in Action); battle damaged crashed Baltic Sea off Denmark. Missing Air Crew Report 4738.

B-17 #42-5712 / Heavy Weight Annihilators No. 2 aka My Prayer

42-5712 / Heavy Weight Annihilators No. 2 aka My Prayer

Delivered Cheyenne 20/8/42; Wayne 6/11/42; West Palm Beach, Fl 14/12/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-S] Bassingbourn 1/1/43 HEAVYWEIGHT ANNIHILATORS II; battle damaged 22/6/43, repaired & transferred 324BS; {17m} crash landed Manston on return from Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Jim Judy, Co-pilot: Roger Lane (Laya?), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl Cherry{Wounded in Action} (3 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Ed DeCoster, Bombardier: Lewis Allen, Radio Operator: Virgil Faust, Ball turret gunner: Chas Baiano, Waist gunner: Ray Tarbell, Waist gunner: Vince Lala,Tail gunner: Paul Burton (7 Prisoner of War); severe damage by flak with 500+ holes but remaining crew brought aircraft back to crash landed on grass at RAF Manston, UK; Salvaged Cat E. Missing Air Crew Report 283. MY PRAYER.

B-17 #42-31561 / Just Elmer’s Tune

42-31561 / Just Elmer’s Tune

Delivered Denver 24/11/43; Kearney 11/12/43; Romulus 17/12/43; Presque Is 20/12/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 24/12/43; 11m, Missing in Action Rostock 24/2/44 with Elmer Costales, Co-pilot: Steve Kish, Bombardier: Lars Skoug, Radio Operator: Lester Seeling, Ball turret gunner: Bob Joyce, Waist gunner: Leaman McCulloch, Waist gunner: Norman Carnie,Tail gunner: Edwin Hays (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Cliff Sahner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Peckacek (2 Killed in Action); flak hit #1 and stabilizer damaged, dropped behind and crash landed Oster Hojst, S of Logumkloster, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 2644. JUST ELMER’S TUNE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29675

42-29675

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 24/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-E] Alconbury 5/4/43; 334BS [BG-E], 335BS [OE-S]; 7m, Missing in Action Keil 13/6/43 with Bill Adams, Co-pilot: Edwin Lewis, Navigator: Vic Copeland, Bombardier: Ed Lawton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Simon Alojado, Radio Operator: Rich. Wilkinson, Ball turret gunner: Ed Myers, Waist gunner: Lester Conklin, Waist gunner: Floyd Locke,Tail gunner: Bob Jennings; (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea between Lolland Is., Den. and Fehrmarn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2169.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30164

42-30164

Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; Memphis 30/4/43; Presque Is 5/5/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E] Framlingham 12/5/43; 2m, Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Capt Harry Stirwalt, Co-pilot: Maj Alan Wilder, Navigator: Walter Thimm, Bombardier: Bob McNutt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt Drotleff, Radio Operator: Bob Forest, Ball turret gunner: Chas Benson, Waist gunner: Angelo Triches, Waist gunner: Odes Boyd,Tail gunner: Lt Don Scavotto, mc-BrIg Gen Nathan B. Forrest (11 Killed in Action); Navigator: Willard Brown, obs-Lt Vince Gannon (2 Prisoner of War); flak hits & enemy aircraft KO’d #4, crashed Baltic Sea, off Kiel, Ger; MACRS 1371 and 8960.

B-17 #42-97060 / Calamity Jane II

42-97060 / Calamity Jane II

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44;Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [Z] Glatton 4/3/44; Missing in Action Nienburg 5/8/44 with Chas Canfield, Co-pilot: Clarry Ross, Navigator: Warren Suddath, Bombardier: Tom Norton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Lawyer, Radio Operator: Bill Cain, Ball turret gunner: Julius Smith, Waist gunner: Herb Barte,Tail gunner: Alvie Kirkendall (9 Returned to Duty); en route flak KO’d two engines ditched at sea, but shop broke in half and quickly sunk; all picked up by Danish fishing boat “Erika” and handed over to British boat once in British waters. No MACR. CALAMITY JANE II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31619 / That Sweet Thing aka BTO in the ETO

42-31619 / That Sweet Thing aka BTO in the ETO

Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Gt Falls 5/12/43; Kearney 19/12/43; Romulus 18/1/44; Presque Is 20/1/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-L] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; Missing in Action Stettin 24/5/44 with John Whiteman, Co-pilot: Horace Shelton, Navigator: Seymour Ringle, Bombardier: Jim Stevenson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick O’Bannon, Radio Operator: Bill Nunn, Ball turret gunner: Heath Liddle, Waist gunner: Orlando Yemma, Waist gunner: Marvin Carraway,Tail gunner: Jack Culliton (10INT); flak, crashed Sose, near Ronne, on Bornholm Is, Den; Missing Air Crew Report 4957. THAT SWEET THING aka BTO IN THE ETO.