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B-17 #42-29891 / Dangerous Dan

42-29891 / Dangerous Dan

Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-N] Kimbolton 22/4/43; returned Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Ken Davis, Co-pilot: Chas Fowler, Navigator: Paul Clark, Bombardier: Stan Dolgin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alex Hanson, Radio Operator: Frank Miller, Ball turret gunner: Tom Stapleton, Waist gunner: George Wall, Waist gunner: McCauley Price,Tail gunner: Joe Supulski (10 Returned to Duty); engine trouble caused crash landed Ubbeston, near Leiston, Sfk., UK; Salvaged. DANGEROUS DAN.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8223 / Miss Karen K

44-8223 / Miss Karen K

Delivered Dallas 15/7/44; Langley 14/8/44; Grenier 12/9/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 20/9/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 20/2/45 with Capt Ivan Woodburn, Capt Dick Gaspard, Edwin Kabcenell, Bob Nelson, Norman Lynn, Bob Hill (6 Prisoner of War); Lt Joe Zaic {radar nav}, Fletcher Sauls, Adam Imthurn {tg}(3 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Ludwigsburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12549. MISS KAREN K.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97466

42-97466

Delivered Denver 23/11/43; Kearney 16/12/43; New Castle 1/1/44; Presque Is 8/1/44; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N. I. 17/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 12/1/44; transferred 366BS/305BG [KY-L] Chelveston 8/2/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 29/3/44 with Arvid Engel, Co-pilot: Fabian Blatt, Navigator: Bob Harris, Bombardier: Lloyd Rogers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Allie Roberts, Radio Operator: Gene Schermer, Ball turret gunner: Adenito Chavez, Waist gunner: Bill Schrader, Waist gunner: John Tansey (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Edsel Haney (KIA-remains never found); enemy aircraft, crashed Gross Oesingen, N of Wesendorf A/fd, 15 miles E of Celle, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3478.

B-17 #41-24528

41-24528

Delivered Cheyenne 2/8/42; Sacramento 1/9/42; Assigned 431BS/11BG New Hebrides 4/9/42; damaged by gunfire from battleship while at Henderson Fd, Guadalcanal, and abandoned 31/10/42. Written off 31/10/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3149

42-3149

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/43; Orlando 5/6/43; 244 BU Harvard 19/8/43; 561 BU Rosencrans 13/1/44; with Bill Schmidt force landed Harvard, Ne 19/5/44; RFA Albuquerque 25/5/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107085 / Little Chum

42-107085 / Little Chum

Delivered Tulsa 16/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 12/9/44 with Gene Creagh (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Capt Lucian Taylor, Navigator: Don Nicholson, Bombardier: Mitch Boumkana, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Deitzler, Radio Operator: Stan YaskiewiczWounded in Action, Ball turret gunner: Bob Scanlon, foto-John O’Flarity, Waist gunner: George Wilkinson,Tail gunner: Paul Breitenstine (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed St Andreasberg, SE of Goslar, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8908. LITTLE CHUM.

B-17 #42-29555 / Centaur

42-29555 / Centaur

Delivered Denver 3/1/43; Salina 9/1/43; Tinker 26/2/43; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-Y/D] Chelveston 6/4/43; Missing in Action Hannover 28/9/43 with Capt Harvey Rodgers, Radio Operator: Frank Lang, Waist gunner: Joe Lickose, Waist gunner: Marvin Sirus (4 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Lou Bower, Navigator: George McClintic, Bombardier: Curtis Reese, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Yozgadlian, Ball turret gunner: Joe Mahoney,Tail gunner: Malvern Heatherington{never found} (6 Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Landringhausen, S of Wunsdortf, 11 miles SW of Hannover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 730. (First B-17 lost on night mission). CENTAUR.

B-17 #42-5077 / Delta Rebel No. 2

42-5077 / Delta Rebel No. 2

Delivered Tulsa 15/9/42; Bangor 11/10/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-T] Bassingbourn 15/10/42; Missing in Action 33m Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Bob Thompson, Co-pilot: Serge Klinkow, Navigator: George Lausted, Bombardier: Mike Couzzi, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carroll Goodwin, Radio Operator: Bob Brooks (6 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Wayne Kienberger, Waist gunner: Bob Ziernicki,Tail gunner: Chas Blonstein, Waist gunner: Micky Lengyel (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft set ship ablaze, crashed Brunninghausen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 261. (possibly completed 25 missions before Memphis Belle). DELTA REBEL No. 2.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-40047

42-40047

Delivered Long Beach 11/11/43; Kearney 24/11/43; Prestwick, Scotland, 7/12/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-Q] Podington 31/12/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 24/2/44 with Melvin Scarborough, Co-pilot: Earle Rathke, Bombardier: Bill Raffle, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Maloney, Radio Operator: Ken Bishop, Ball turret gunner: Harrison Tietz, Waist gunner: Everett Ellis, Waist gunner: Larry Rowig,Tail gunner: Rich Johnson (9 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Seymour Guff (KIA-chute failed); enemy aircraft, crashed Lugde/Westfalen, 12 miles SW of Hameln, Ger, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 2753.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31326 / Winnie B.

42-31326 / Winnie B.

Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/43; Gr Island 2/11/43; Romulus 10/11/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-W] Podington 30/11/43; battle damaged on Hamm mission 22/9/44 with ?, force landed continent, then repaired; Salvaged as WW 14/11/44. WINNIE B.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31680

42-31680

Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Kearney 10/1/44; Presque Is 26/1/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-P] Podington 7/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Elmryan Cooper (KIA-body found in wreckage); Co-pilot: Art Pinzke, Navigator: Art Croci, Bombardier: John Williams, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Trask, Radio Operator: Joe Frazier, Ball turret gunner: Chas Gates, Waist gunner: Hubert Garrett, Waist gunner: Chas Ryno,Tail gunner: Wallace Baldwin (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed near Plantlunne A/fd, near Lingen/Ems, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2904.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37984

42-37984

Delivered Denver 4/11/43; Kearney 12/11/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-N] Podington 6/1/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 8/2/44 with Milton Shevchik, Co-pilot: Jim Thorson, Navigator: Jim Williams, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Everett Stump, Radio Operator: Bob Sidders, Ball turret gunner: Caryle Van Selus, Waist gunner: Will Scanlon, Waist gunner: Francis Wall, Tail gunner: Francis Higgins (9 evaded capture); Bombardier: Don Periolat (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #2 engine, crashed Crevecouer-le-Grand, near Le Mesnil-Conteville, 18 miles SW of Amiens, France; See Missing Air Crew Report 2364.

B-17 #42-5444 / We Dood It!

42-5444 / We Dood It!

Delivered Tulsa 10/12/42; Salina 7/1/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-C] Molesworth 2/6/43; 403AD Langford Lodge 5/7/43; 545BS/384BG [JD-N] Grafton Underwood 11/8/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Burton Ross, Navigator: Art Caziani, Bombardier: Jim Seibel, Radio Operator: Ed Davis, Ball turret gunner: Bob Ralph, Waist gunner: J.T. Bishop, Waist gunner: Tom Vezina (7 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Francis Nelson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Everett Bartholomew,Tail gunner: Bob Grimes (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, blew up and crashed Minden, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2263. WE DOOD IT!

B-17 #42-97105 / Paper Doll

42-97105 / Paper Doll

Delivered Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB-768]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5 Prisoner of War); John Hughes, Elwood Eisenhawer, Jim Martin, Bob Wetzel (4 Killed in Action); rammed by Bf109; crashed Luneburg, Ger. (SOC 21/6/47?)

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97476

42-97476

Delivered Denver 27/11/43; Kearney 15/12/43; Presque Is 22/12/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-K] Rougham 24/12/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 23/3/44 with Addison Reno, Co-pilot: Pat Brann, Navigator: Howard Humphrey, Bombardier: Nelson Buel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Layton McMillan, Radio Operator: Bill McKnight, Waist gunner: Cleo Jussaume (7 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Chas Holden, Waist gunner: Emil BosakWounded in Action,Tail gunner: John PetroskeWounded in Action (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Lobmarchtersen, 12 miles SW of Brunswick, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3536.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38002 / Our Baby

43-38002 / Our Baby

Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 11/7/44; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Jim Moser, Conrad Summerlin, Paul Kenney, Mayo Larkin, Coy Flanery, Orlando Leo, Bob Ketcham, Ken Nelsman, Hubert Sahlstrom (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Rhoden, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11733. OUR BABY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31231

42-31231

Delivered Cheyenne 7/10/43; Gd Island 19/10/43; Romulus 28/10/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-W] Podington 23/11/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 23/3/44 with Homer Wall, Co-pilot: John Abel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Turner (3 Killed in Action); Navigator: Jim Hyland, Bombardier: Sid Trink, Radio Operator: Ted Dilley, Ball turret gunner: Andy Toporcer, Waist gunner: Ken Porter, Waist gunner: Jim Dibrino,Tail gunner: Leon Luba (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed between Wambeln & Scheidingen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3413.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8303

44-8303

Delivered Lincoln 4/8/44; Bangor 20/8/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG (Q6-K) Mendlesham 24/8/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 28/9/44 with Seraphin Schwartz, Co-pilot: Dick Eike, Bombardier: Ira McBee, tog-Bennett Rentz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Les Baker, Radio Operator: Dave Payne,Tail gunner: Henry Douglas (7 Killed in Action); Navigator: Tom Smith, Waist gunner: Earl Walters (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Broichweiden, near Aachen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9368.

B-17 #42-30348 / Royal Flush

42-30348 / Royal Flush

Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Geiger 27/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 9/7/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-N] Framlingham 13/7/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Clarry Gill, Radio Operator: Grady Embree, Navigator: Edgar Cannon, Bombardier: Fred Gunther, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Rogers, Radio Operator: Glenn Carver, Ball turret gunner: Clyde Sutton, Waist gunner: Jim Goschka, Waist gunner: Calvin Buckmaster,Tail gunner: Joe Moreau (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Augustfehn, 10 miles NW of Bad Zwischenahn, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1728. ROYAL FLUSH.

B-17 #43-38788 / Heavy Date

43-38788 / Heavy Date

Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-T] Deenethorpe 7/11/44; battle damaged Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Claude Spence, Co-pilot: Hugh Reiner, Navigator: Vic Datlenko, togg-Phil Tumminia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Abe Lehat, Radio Operator: Mike Starrs,Tail gunner: John BaneWounded in Action (7 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Mark Meadows, Waist gunner: Dante DeFazioWounded in Action, Ball turret gunner: Jim Carson rcm (3 evaded capture); flak, crashed Wilsnack, Ger; Salvaged 16/5/45; Missing Air Crew Report 13913. HEAVY DATE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3171 / The Blivit

42-3171 / The Blivit

Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/43; Kearney 26/3/43; AFSC 17/5/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-S] Horham 3/7/43; 2m, transferred 326BS/92BG [JW-S] Alconbury 11/8/43; to Podington, assigned Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Frank Wolf, crew OK, ran out of gas and crashed Shiplake, Berks. (10 Returned to Duty), Salvaged. THE BLIVIT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39934 / My Achin‘ Back

42-39934 / My Achin‘ Back

Delivered Long Beach 11/10/43; Gr Island 31/10/43; slated 452BG Deopham Green, but transferred 350BS/100BG [LN-Z] Thorpe Abbotts 21/11/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 15/3/44 with Capt Roland Knight, Co-pilot: Capt Herb Devore, Capt Roland Knight, Radio Operator: Bob Longworth, Ball turret gunner: Nick Delivered Cimmuto, Waist gunner: Darrell Dickinson, Waist gunner: John Barry,Tail gunner: Lt Martin Tashjian (7 Killed in Action); Navigator: Burton Joseph, Bombardier: Capt Bob Peel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Longhi (3 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #3 and set off flares on board, crashed Watenbuttel, NW of Brunswick, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3915. MY ACHIN’ BACK!

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102426 / Kidley Divey

42-102426 / Kidley Divey

Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Hunter 13/3/44; Dow Fd 9/4/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-W] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 11/9/44 with Bill McIlonie, Co-pilot: Ezra Loyd, Navigator: Stan Sobotik, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Garman, Radio Operator: Doug Fulkerson, Ball turret gunner: Jim Sheehan, Waist gunner: Howard Bohn,Tail gunner: Elmer Kirby (8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Ralph Anderson (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Helfta, SE Lutherstadt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8891. KIDLEY DIVEY.

B-17 #42-5360 / Old Faithful aka War Bride

42-5360 / Old Faithful aka War Bride

Delivered Tulsa 20/11/42; New Castle 13/12/42; Assigned 358BS/303BG Molesworth [VK-N] 8/1/43; Missing in Action [35m] Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Harry Schwaebe, Co-pilot: Harry Dumse, Navigator: Paul Degnan, Bombardier: Wilburn Wiley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Foreman, Radio Operator: Mark Tudor, Ball turret gunner: Ben Harvey, Waist gunner: Jim Malcolm,Tail gunner: George Lott (9 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Russ Whitesell (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Goslar, near Detmold, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1926. OLD FAITHFUL aka WAR BRIDE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97994

42-97994

Delivered Dallas 26/4/44; Langley 16/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 8/7/44; transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 29/7/44; 359BS/303BG [BN-Z] Molesworth 4/8/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44; 10 Prisoner of War; flak, crashed Balgstadt, SW of Merseburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8211.