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B-17 #42-31156 / Big Stoop

42-31156 / Big Stoop

Delivered Dallas 26/9/43; Gr Island 13/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CG-L] Rattlesden 19/11/43; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Howard Pauling, Co-pilot: Lauren Davis, Bombardier: Paul Scherer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Glen Standish, Waist gunner: Leo Kingston,Tail gunner: Elvin Albaum (6 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Ernie Morman, Radio Operator: Paul Knight, Ball turret gunner: Jim Prusa, Waist gunner: Henry McCowan (4 Prisoner of War); flak, crash landed Bornholm Is, near Ibsker, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 3824. BIG STOOP.

B-17 #41-24579 / Thumper

41-24579 / Thumper

B-17F 41-24579 „Thumper“ was assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-F] 17-Feb-42 Gowen Field, Idaho; Bangor 14-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42; Aircraft damaged by AA fire and enemy fighters on mission to Lorient, France on 23-Jan-43. 11 man crew. Belly-landed at Lulsgate Bottom, Bristol, UK. Aircraft was too damaged to repair and was salvaged. 6RTD 4WIA 1KOM. No MACR issued.

B-17 #42-30246 / Spot Remover

42-30246 / Spot Remover

Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/43; Gore 22/5/43; Spokane 24/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Smoky Hill 2/7/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-H] Framlingham 14/7/43; crash landed 21/9/43 with Keith E. Harris, repaired and back on duty; Missing in Action Rostock 20/2/44 with Bill Gaillard, Co-pilot: Gerald Steuck, Navigator: Tom Gannon, Bombardier: Francis Brodzik, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Doherty, Radio Operator: Ray Quinn, Ball turret gunner: Pete Whitney, Waist gunner: Jack Williams, Waist gunner: Joe Sala,Tail gunner: Lou Skrzyniecki (10 Prisoner of War); no gas, crashed Tierstrup, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 2436. SPOT REMOVER.

B-17 #42-107021

42-107021

Delivered Tulsa 31/1/44; Kearney 5/2/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG [IJ-L] Rattlesden 3/3/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Joe Thornbury, Co-pilot: Albt Cowey, Navigator: Dominick Padula, Bombardier: George Filush, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Smith, Radio Operator: George S. George, Ball turret gunner: Dante Rich, Waist gunner: Lloyd Roach, Waist gunner: Harry Kiehn,Tail gunner: Stan Saviski (10INT); flak KOd #2, bomb load salvoed, force landed Dubendorf Afd, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 4297.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31866 / Pride Of The Yankees

42-31866 / Pride Of The Yankees

Delivered Denver 28/12/43; Kearney 18/1/44; Morrison 31/1/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-L] Gt Ashfield 15/2/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Harvey Downs, Co-pilot: Jim Bigham, Navigator: Haywood Haynes, Bombardier: Joe Muscari, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Curtis McCafferty, Radio Operator: Frank Tanner, Ball turret gunner: Adam Koziol, Waist gunner: Ray Koenig, Waist gunner: Meredith Travis,Tail gunner: Bob Morrison (10INT); flak KOd engine and some controls then enemy aircraft KOd another engine, force landed Dubendorf, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 3771. PRIDE OF THE YANKEES.

B-17 #42-31691 / Lassie &

42-31691 / Lassie &

Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Gt Falls 1/1/44; Presque Is 3/1/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-Q] Framlingham 16/1/44; Missing in Action Augsburg (22m) 13/4/44 with Don Cooper, Co-pilot: Nelson Cockrum, Navigator: Art Johnson, Bombardier: Joe Boyd, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Thaylus Embree, Radio Operator: Howard Robinette, Ball turret gunner: Guy Rakes, Waist gunner: Walt Grogan, Waist gunner: Wilford Doolittle,Tail gunner: Bill Bereschak (10INT); flak hit gas tank, #1 engine windmilling; hit by Swiss flak over Winterhur, crash landed Oberglatt, Switz. With over 30 flak holes, ship dismantled and stored at Kloten; six of the crew escape into France:- Boyd, Embree, Robinette, Rakes, Grogan and Doolittle, who returned via the French underground. Missing Air Crew Report 3947 (8). LASSIE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30233 / Rhapsody In Flak

42-30233 / Rhapsody In Flak

Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-X] Alconbury 16/6/43; Ground looped on return from mission 24/12/43, with John Hubbs, Co-pilot: John Evans, Navigator: A. Stachnik, Bombardier: O.F. Staats, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: D. Koloskio, Radio Operator: E. Lipuma, Ball turret gunner: Z. Ragan, Waist gunner: Ralph Brinson, J. Marron,Tail gunner: W. Harrington, ship later struck by 42-39883; force landed Andrews Field, UK with F. McLane 4/3/44; 37m, Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Harvey Johnson, Bombardier: Bill Downey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Walker, Radio Operator: Bob Hart, Ball turret gunner: Bill Budewitz, Waist gunner: Ira Newport, Waist gunner: Len Henderson,Tail gunner: Jim Johnson (8 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Clyde Northcott, Navigator: John Bowler (2INT); flak KOd #2 and #4, force landed Altenrhein Afd, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 3765. Returned to the USA Morrison 22/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 8/1/46. RHAPSODY IN FLAK

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97064 / Virginia Lee II

42-97064 / Virginia Lee II

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 11/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Presque Is 2/3/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG [IR-C] Rattlesden 16/3/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Capt Oliver Keller, Co-pilot: Capt Larry Maguire, Navigator: Bill Bird, Bombardier: Jesse Smith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Coleman Hodges, Radio Operator: Bob McReynolds, Ball turret gunner: Eddes King, Waist gunner: Stan Postelnik, Waist gunner: Tony Coputo,Tail gunner: Lt John Hodges (10INT); flak ko’d #4 engine and gas leak, force landed Dubendorf Afd, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 4296. VIRGINIA LEE II.

B-17 #42-30289 / The Dull Tool aka The Douche Bag

42-30289 / The Dull Tool aka The Douche Bag

Delivered Cheyenne 9/5/43; Gore 18/5/43; Geiger 25/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-H] Framlingham 13/7/43 THE DOUCHE BAG; Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/1/44 with Jim Prophett, Co-pilot: Berni Gallagher, Navigator: Ron Watters, Bombardier: Russell Wahl, Waist gunner: Rich Conklin, Waist gunner: Jack Allen (6 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry Gristak, Radio Operator: Bernie Oster, Ball turret gunner: John Gott,Tail gunner: Ollie Shanholtz (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Hvidkilde, E of Svendborg, Den.; Missing Air Crew Report 2021. THE DULL TOOL.

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.