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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8226 / Jumbo

44-8226 / Jumbo

Delivered Dallas 14/7/44; Langley 17/8/44; Grenier 14/9/44; Assigned 95BG PFF Horham 25/9/44; 1m, transferred 350BS/100BG [LN-B] Thorpe Abbotts 26/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/7/45; with Rich Voight to Tulsa, OK, 5/7/45; Independence 24/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/12/45. JUMBO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6946 / Blood & Guts

44-6946 / Blood & Guts

Delivered Lincoln 26/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-F] Horham 7/1/45; 46m, Returned to the USA Bradley 22/6/45; Sth Plains 24/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45. BLOOD & GUTS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37898 / Belle in the Keyhole

43-37898 / Belle in the Keyhole

Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 3/7/44; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-A] Horham 4/7/44; with G.W. Austin, Radio Operator: E. Lemmons and lwg-Bennett Carlisle, both wia 16/8/44; 19m, Missing in Action Rechlin 25/8/44 with Watson Shepherd, Co-pilot: Leon Hansen, Navigator: John Gregory, Bombardier: Milton Cohen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Kirpatrick, Radio Operator: Dan Cahan, Ball turret gunner: Bill Berry, Waist gunner: Tom Eade,Tail gunner: Earl Hinnah (9 Prisoner of War); flak hit in right wing, force landed Tutow Afd, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8281. BELLE IN THE KEYHOLE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37716

42-37716

Delivered Tulsa 10/8/43; Scott 9/10/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-P] Snetterton 14/10/43; transferred 95BG Horham 15/10/43; retUS 121 BU Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 10/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 20/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38899

43-38899

Delivered Lincoln 6/10/44; Grenier 15/10/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-N] Horham 17/10/44; 8m, Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Jim Taylor, Co-pilot: Ron Piper, Navigator: Bill Haile, Bombardier: Alan Beers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Balowski, Radio Operator: Bill Everett, Ball turret gunner: Jack Bingman, Waist gunner: Joe Garmeier,Tail gunner: Roland Ferren (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Werneuchen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12156.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38127 / Liberty Ship

42-38127 / Liberty Ship

Delivered Denver 21/12/43; Gr Island 24/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-F] Horham 6/2/44; 11m, caught fire and ditched on Air Sea Rescue mission 24/4/44 with P. L. Huie (RTD, along with seven survivors); Waist gunner: Joe Roderick, Waist gunner: Chas Smiley (2 Killed in Service); fire broke out in cockpit and forced to ditch off Ostend, Bel; picked up by RAF Walrus which taxied back to UK; Missing Air Crew Report 4263. LIBERTY SHIP.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97989

42-97989

Delivered Dallas 25/4/44; Langley 17/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 8/7/44; transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-Y] Horham 9/7/44; Missing in Action Warsaw (Operation Frantic VII) 18/9/44 with Jack W Streeton; force landed Russia; Salvaged 24/11/44; 7m, repaired & Assigned 301BG Lucera 9/1/45; transferred 20BS/2BG Amendola; with Richard W Kennedy force landed Goita A/fd, Italy 18/6/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29680 / Battlin B

42-29680 / Battlin B

Delivered Denver 2/2/43; Salina 14/2/43; Rapid City 16/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 25/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-R] Alconbury 24/4/43; transferred 412BS [QW-R] then 336BS [ET-R]; 3m, Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Joe Nunes, Co-pilot: Gus Vacek, Navigator: Larry Finch, Bombardier: Bob Francis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wayne Rife, Radio Operator: Walt Miller, Ball turret gunner: Austin Scott, Waist gunner: Ivan Clinton, Waist gunner: Bob Hardy,Tail gunner: Grady Kearsey (10 Killed in Action);enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea, between Tonder, Den. and Oldenberg/Holstein, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2751. BATTLIN’ B.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3277

42-3277

Delivered Denver 20/4/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG Alconbury 15/6/43; transferred 336BS/95BG [ET-G] Horham 16/6/43; 9m, (force landed RAF St Eval 28/6/43); Missing in Action Hamburg 25/7/43 with Lloyd Mauldin, Co-pilot: Eldon Cummins, Navigator: Tom Brick, Bombardier: Henry Skylar, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Sieg, Radio Operator: George Carter, Waist gunner: Edwin Bachman, Waist gunner: Bob Carr,Tail gunner: John Healey (9 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Bill Harwood (Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #3, dropped back and exploded, crashed Kiel-Gaarden, Ger.; Missing Air Crew Report 194.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3206

42-3206

Delivered Cheyenne 22/3/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-T] Alconbury 22/4/43; 335BS [OE-T]; 1m, Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Jim Perry, Co-pilot: Joe Hannon, Navigator: Phil Carson, Bombardier: Bill Pharmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie Ellis, Radio Operator: Frank Profitt, Ball turret gunner: Wilbur Thys, Waist gunner: Bill Korsuch,Tail gunner: Mark Sorenson (9 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Tink Hughes (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft caused severe damage, crashed in Lake Barkau, 13 miles NW of Lubeck, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4404 (15199).

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31376

42-31376

Delivered Cheyenne 27/10/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-U] Horham 26/12/43; 48m, Missing in Action Gdynia 6/8/44 with G.B. Herchenhahan, crew unknown; sustained battle damage and force landed Russia and abandoned, Salvaged & repaired 12/11/44; transferred 463BG Celone, It. 20/12/44; Returned to the USA Hunter 25/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30144

42-30144

Delivered Cheyenne 16/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Lowry 6/5/43; Smoky Hill 26/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-R] Horham 15/6/43; on practice mission suffered mechanical problems 27/6/43 with John Lee, Co-pilot: John Caldwell, Navigator: Hubert Gage, Bombardier: Dave Bail, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Serock, Radio Operator: Chas Peacock, Ball turret gunner: John Beacham, Waist gunner: Ralph Howser,Tail gunner: Vince Cox (9 Returned to Duty); 27/6/43 with John Lee force landed at Walsham-le-Willows, Sfk. #2 out due to electrical fire; transferred 306BG Thurleigh 6/43; Salvaged Italy 15/2/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29694 / Southern Belle

42-29694 / Southern Belle

Delivered Denver 5/2/43; Salina 12/2/43; Rapid City 16/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 29/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG Alconbury 5/4/43, but en route to UK had landing accident with Bill Lindley at Barcelona, Venzuela; 1m with John Storie [wia] 19/3/43; transferred 407BS/92BG [PY-V] Alconbury 7/7/43; transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-X] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with Larry Malarin, Co-pilot: Harry Burdette, Navigator: Francis Kenny, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Cook (4 Prisoner of War), Bombardier: J.W. Webb, Radio Operator: John Philips, Ball turret gunner: Edgar Morris, Waist gunner: Warren Pace, Waist gunner: Clifford Bickle,Tail gunner: Vernon Holden (6KIA-all found in wreckage); flak, crashed Petersfield, near Garrel, four miles N of Cloppenurg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1577. SOUTHERN BELLE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3095 / Peggy Ann

42-3095 / Peggy Ann

Delivered Cheyenne 26-Jan-43; Pueblo 1-Feb-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 10-Jun-43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Z] Horham 2-Jul-43; 14m, (force landed Eye AF 22/2/44), transferred SAD 1-Mar-44; 94BG Rougham 25-Jul-43; 25BG Watton 1-Apr-44; 2 BAD 19-Jun-44; Returned to the USA Tinker 26-Jul-44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Bush Field for disposal 23-May-45. PEGGY ANN.

B-17 #44-8260

44-8260

Delivered Dallas 26/7/44; Langley 19/9/44; Grenier 24/9/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-L] Horham 18/10/44; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with W.J. Hamilton; Bombardier: John Watt [wia] force landed A-84 Chievres A/fd, Bel; 7RTD 1WIA; Salvaged & rep, 11m, transferred 350BS/100BG [LN-E] Thorpe Abbotts 20/5/45; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 4/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97515 / Little Runt

42-97515 / Little Runt

Delivered Denver 7/12/43; Kearney 13/12/43; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 12/1/44; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-P] Podington 28/1/44; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 18/3/44 with Gordon Capps, Co-pilot: Ray Warns, Navigator: Ted Siirila, Bombardier: Jim McCann, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Veldhuizen, Radio Operator: Bob Moody, Ball turret gunner: George Jones, Waist gunner: Forrest Neigler, Waist gunner: Sam Walker,Tail gunner: Martin Lydonlater escaped but caught & became POW (10INT); flak, lost two engines; force landed Dubendorf A/fd, Switz, W/O; Missing Air Crew Report 3226. LITTLE RUNT.

B-17 #42-31871

42-31871

Delivered Cheyenne 29/12/43; Kearney 23/1/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-T] Grafton Underwood 21/2/44; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 18/3/44 with Bill La Seur, Co-pilot: Joe Lessig, Navigator: Bill Howell, Bombardier: Phillip Loh, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John O’Brien, Radio Operator: Jim Hay, Ball turret gunner: Ed Gormley, Waist gunner: Rich Harper, Waist gunner: Dorrance Froment,Tail gunner: Gene Gardner (10INT); flak, lost #1 & #2, force landed Dubendorf A/fd, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 3485.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37825 / Super Ball

42-37825 / Super Ball

Delivered Denver 11/9/43; Scott Fd 23/9/43; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 7/10/43; transferred 511BS/351BG [DS-Q] Polebrook 21/10/43; Missing in Action 26m Landsberg-am-Lech A/fd 18/3/44 with George Mears, Co-pilot: Russell Ward, Navigator: Jim Mahaffey, Bombardier: Rich Davis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sam Simms, Radio Operator: Rich Hobt, Ball turret gunner: Caleb Hurst, Waist gunner: Earl Echstenkamper, Waist gunner: John Lucas,Tail gunner: Frank Selover (10INT); flak KO’d two engines and other damage, force landed Dubendorf A/fd, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 3237. SUPER BALL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38195

42-38195

Delivered Cheyenne 12/1/44; Kearney 26/1/44; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-R] Gt Ashfield 8/2/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Vince McLaughlin, Co-pilot: Larry Lawler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bruce Batchelder, Radio Operator: Joe Spurr, Ball turret gunner: Dave Holmes, Waist gunner: Fred Blaser, Waist gunner: Perril Van Noy,Tail gunner: Howard Martini (8INT); Navigator: Bob Fillman, Bombardier: Bernie Wasserman (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Wildhaus, 18 miles S of St Gallen, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 3247.

B-17 #42-31329

42-31329

Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Memphis 10/11/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 15/11/43; with Glen Infield force landed RAF Manston 4/3/44; 25m, Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Jim Reed, Co-pilot: Maj Noel Strader, Navigator: Murray Ball, Bombardier: Bill Gadek, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Blake*, Radio Operator: Clayton Emerson*, Waist gunner: Rich Sherry*, Waist gunner: Willard Buss*,Tail gunner: David Harte (9INT); Ball turret gunner: Henry Gorski (POW, those marked * also given as POW in group aircraft history); crash landed Oberriet-Kriessen, Diepoldsau, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 3229.

B-17 #42-31585 / Mount N‘ Ride

42-31585 / Mount N‘ Ride

Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Paine 28/11/43; Gt Falls 5/12/32; Cheyenne 7/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Oklahoma City 7/1/44; Kearney 12/1/44; Romulus 17/1/44; Grenier 18/1/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-B] Bassingbourne 1/2/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Doye Bradford, Co-pilot: Bob Mersereau, Navigator: Alby Trendell, Bombardier: Jack Athearn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Hobart Peterson, Radio Operator: Norman Bunin, Ball turret gunner: Bob Modell, Waist gunner: Lucian Wright, Waist gunner: Nick Merletti,Tail gunner: Malcolm Bradt (10INT); flak KO’d #2 & #3, dropped behind and, force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 3221. Ret Burtonwood, UK. Salvaged 8/10/45. MOUNT ‚N RIDE.

B-17 #42-38160 / Lonsome Polecat

42-38160 / Lonsome Polecat

Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-J] Gt Ashfield 6/2/44 as LITTLE CHUB; Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Bob Meyer, Co-pilot: Boyd Henshaw, tog-Sgt Carl Larsen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Miller, Radio Operator: John Wells, Ball turret gunner: Chas Page, Waist gunner: Elbert Mitchell, Waist gunner: Lou Lieming,Tail gunner: Jarrell Legg (9 evaded capture); Navigator: Bob Williams (KIA-chute failure but wia severely); enemy aircraft, pilot looked for an airfield but forced to ditch in Lake Zugersee, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 3246. LONESOME POLECAT. (Recovered from lake and displayed at St Moritz in 1970; sal 1973.)

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37755 / Dottie G

42-37755 / Dottie G

Delivered Denver 17/8/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-A] Podington 16/9/43 16/9/43; Missing in Action {11m} Stuttgart 25/2/44 with Clifford Beach, Co-pilot: Homer Ford, Navigator: John Keefer, Bombardier: Bill Lenovich, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Winkler, Radio Operator: Paul Terry, Ball turret gunner: Joe Martin, Waist gunner: George Schaub, Waist gunner: Gene Seipold,Tail gunner: Ray Wilcox (10INT); flak, force landed Dubendorf A/Fd, Switz., W/O; Missing Air Crew Report 2755. DOTTY G.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5856 / Hubba Hubba

42-5856 / Hubba Hubba

Delivered Long Beach 27/3/43; Tarrant 25/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Kearney 30/6/43; Dow Fd 9/7/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG Navarin 23/7/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 1/10/43 with Bill Cantwell, Boydsten, Breslin, Marks, Rowen (5INT); Chavez, Phillips, Maddox, Schnelberger, McArdell, Higginboth (348BG) (5 Killed in Action); shot down by Swiss AF, crashed Alvaneu. Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 795. HUBBA HUBBA.

B-17 #42-30831 / Lazy Baby

42-30831 / Lazy Baby

Delivered Cheyenne 5/8/43; Gr Isle 14/8/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H] Chelveston 15/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ed Dienhart, Bombardier: Carl Johnson, Radio Operator: Hurley Smith, Ball turret gunner: Ray Baus, Waist gunner: Bob Cinibulk, Waist gunner: Christy Zullo,Tail gunner: Bernie Segal (7INT), Co-pilot: Brunson Bolin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Blaylock (2 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Don Rowley (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crash landed wheels up at Reinach Aesch, near Basle, Switzerland. Missing Air Crew Report 913. LAZY BABY.