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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37655


Delivered Cheyenne 9/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Dow Fd 17/6/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 28/6/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Morris Clark, Co-pilot: John Cudihy, Radio Operator: Frank Gerlach, Waist gunner: Walt Gursky,Tail gunner: Pvt Ralph Guhl (5 Killed in Action); Navigator: Joe Foote, Bombardier: Art Frankenburg, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clifford Nelson, Ball turret gunner: Jim Buchanan (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Hassenhausen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7812.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39156


Delivered Hunter 22/12/44; Dow Fd 13/1/45; Assigned 381BG Ridgewell 21/1/45; transferred 510BS/351BG [TU-T] Polebrook 22/1/45; {33m} Returned to the USA Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 31/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38328


Delivered Cheyenne 21/7/44; Kearney 31/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-I] Molesworth 12/8/44; transferred 95BG Horham 14/8/44; 2m then transferred 569BS/390BG [CC-J] 14/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.

B-17 #41-2523 / Busy Beavers aka Goonie

41-2523 / Busy Beavers aka Goonie

Delivered Ogden 30/1/42; slated RAF but transferred 98BS/11BG Hawaii; transferred 72BS/5BG, on ops for 38 consecutive days; ditched ex-Kahili off Russell Is. 20/10/43 with Lt Col Marion Unruh, 5BG CO, all crew rescued. BUSY BEAVERS aka GOONIE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37791 / Blues In The Night

42-37791 / Blues In The Night

Delivered Denver 30/8/43; Scott 27/9/43; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 19/10/43; 1 BAD 23/10/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK- ] Grafton Underwood 2/11/43; then 526BS/379BG [LF-S] Kimbolton 7/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 7/5/44 with Tom Smith, Co-pilot: Bob Scase, Navigator: Jim Chamberlain, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Woznakiewicz, Radio Operator: George Bilohlavek, Ball turret gunner: Francis Zamble, Waist gunner: Dan Killingsworth,Tail gunner: Walter French (8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Tom Morrison (Prisoner of War); flak KOd #3, then exploded before crew could bale out, crashed Wittenburg-Zarrentin road, 28 miles SE of Lubeck , Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4558. BLUES IN THE NIGHT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31416


Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 10/12/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Lloyd Withers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Segal, Radio Operator: Jim Verdi[wia] (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Capt Bob Arnold, Navigator: Clyde Hayden, Bombardier: Furman Scheiderman, Ball turret gunner: Dwight Heatwole, Waist gunner: Bill Buchanan, Waist gunner: Bob Hiatt,Tail gunner: John Ryan (7 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Moosdorf, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2576.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8913


Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/45; Hunter 3/3/45; Grenier 18/3/45; Assigned 8AF 27/3/45 but crash landed with Frank Estes six miles E of Connely, Oban, Scotland 30/3/45; Salvaged 22/5/45.

B-17 #41-2520 / Jap-Happy

41-2520 / Jap-Happy

Delivered Ogden 20/1/42; Cheyenne 9/4/42; Lowry 5/5/42; Hamilton 27/5/42; slated RAF but transferred 23BS/5BG Hawaii 28/5/42; t/o Carney Fd, Guadalcanal 26/7/43 to attack Kahili Fd, Buin, with Major Berton Burns [23BS CO], Co-pilot: Capt Roy Ballah, damaged by Japanese nighter fighter but returned to base OK; transferred 26BS/11BG; Returned to the USA 2/9/44; Recl Comp 14/8/45. JAP HAPPY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6367


Delivered Hunter 16/7/44; Grenier 26/7/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 31/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 10/7/45; Independence 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30443 / Mickey Joy

42-30443 / Mickey Joy

Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Smoky Hill 14/6/43; Rapid City 19/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Smoky Hill 23/6/43; Dow Fd 5/7/43; Assigned 352BS/301BG St Donat 13/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; force landed Calvi, Cors 31/11/43 w Tom Lindahl, crew ? (10 Returned to Duty); repaired as weather aircraft from 27/7/44; transferred depot 8/10/44; Returned to the USA 1103 BU Morrison 29/3/45; 4100 BU Patterson 3/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Bush Fd 7/7/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29709 / Yo‘ Brother

42-29709 / Yo‘ Brother

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-C] Alconbury 30/3/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 3m, battle damaged Rennes 29/5/43 with Joe Nunes (Returned to Duty) + rest ?;Tail gunner: John Buford(Prisoner of War); hit in tail section by 42-25858; Missing Air Crew Report 4897. ((with Alan Hermance, Co-pilot: Velgene Cates, Navigator: Cornelius Corkery, Bombardier: Oliver Lauffer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl DeMasters, Radio Operator: Jim Ellenburg, Ball turret gunner: Theo West, Waist gunner: Marion Semrod, Waist gunner: Walt Landers,Tail gunner: Bill Smith (10 Killed in Action); seen to hit the water near Norderney Is with an engine on fire; Missing Air Crew Report 190)). YO‘ BROTHER.

B-17 #44-8269 / The Red Fox

44-8269 / The Red Fox

Delivered Dallas 28/7/44; Cheyenne 3/8/44; Grenier 8/9/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-K] Horham 10/9/44; 335BS [OG-K]; 73m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 24/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2505


Delivered Portland 14/1/42; Assigned 9BS/7G Java, transferred 30BS/19BG Java 10/2/42 with Taylor; Missing in Action Rabual 25/4/42 with Daniel Fagan, Co-pilot: Bob Meyer, Navigator: Ralph Howard, Bombardier: Jim Grant, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Carter, Radio Operator: Ed Hargrove, Waist gunner: Paul Reimer,Tail gunner: Elton Rose (8 Killed in Action); crashed into Mt Obree, Papua New Guinea (at 9,000ft); first E model aircraft with Sperry ball turret. Wreck first discovered March 1961, then again 15/6/1986. Missing Air Crew Report 15500. (Eventually the remains of crew were recovered and returned to US for full military funeral at Arlington, Va. 15/11/90).

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5955


Delivered Long Beach 30/5/43; Gore Fd 3/7/43; Walla Walla 23/7/43; Cutbank 4/8/43; crashed Conrad, MT with Marvin Bender 21/8/43; Written off 14/9/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38435 / Glory Bound

43-38435 / Glory Bound

Delivered Cheyenne 2/8/44; Hunter 12/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-H] Polebrook 21/9/44; 510BS [TU-O]; {68m} destroyed on ground by explosion of 43-37665, Salvaged 25/3/45. GLORY BOUND.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37665 / Lassie Come Home

43-37665 / Lassie Come Home

Delivered Cheyenne 10/5/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Dow Fd 30/5/44; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR- ] Gt Ashfield 1/6/44; transferred 510BS/351BG [TU-N] Polebrook 10/6/44; with Jim Blaney 1/2/45 had to abort before t/o when #1 failed thus spoiling record of of cr/ch S/Sgt Seaborn Jones who have had one of his aircraft aborted; in preparation for mission 25/3/45 #3 engine caught fire, which spread until the bomb load blew up 25/3/45; {this explosion also damaged 42-107124 & 44-6108}; [89m] Salvaged 2 SAD. LASSIE COME HOME.

B-17 #41-2504


Delivered MacDill 6/2/42; West Palm Beach 20/2/42; Assigned 6AF Howard, Panama 4/4/42; Guatemala 15/4/42; canal patrol & anti-sub duties; Returned to the USA Mitchell Fd 11/11/43; Mat Com Wright Fd; 4136 BU Tinker 2/1/45; Recl Comp 9/2/42.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30211


Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Tinker 15/5/43; Lincoln 21/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 92BG 3/6/43, transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Alconbury 13/6/43; Horham 16/6/43; 1m, Missing in Action Huls 22/6/43 with Capt Joel Bunch, Co-pilot: Ernie Veilo, Bombardier: John Pearson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leroy Lambert, Radio Operator: Leroy Morris, Waist gunner: Chas Johnston, Waist gunner: Jim Henley,Tail gunner: Dwight Seale (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Harry King, Ball turret gunner: Bob Castle (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft severely damaged cockpit, crashed Hunxe, six miles E of Wesel, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 4903.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97705 / Dede

42-97705 / Dede

Delivered Denver 2/2/44; 1SAG Langley 1/4/44; Morrison 30/4/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 2/5/44; transferred 32BS/301BG Lucera; Missing in Action Blechhammer 26/12/44 with Don Ewing, Co-pilot: Hurley, Navigator: Howard, Bombardier: Morgan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Beasley, Radio Operator: Martin, Ball turret gunner: Shutt, Waist gunner: Oulette, Waist gunner: Cichetti,Tail gunner: Poe (10 Returned to Duty); flak, crashed Milice; crew return from Russia. Missing Air Crew Report 10745. DEDE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29945 / Daisy June II

42-29945 / Daisy June II

Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 13/3/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 2/5/43 DAISY JUNE II; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 326BS/92BG Alconbury 23/7/43; Missing in Action Recklinghausen 12/8/43 with George Davis, Co-pilot: Jim Barrett, Navigator: Lyman Morton, Bombardier: Asa Irwin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Spicher, Radio Operator: Bob Lash, Ball turret gunner: Joe White, Waist gunner: Bill Bertagnolia, Waist gunner: Paul Quinones,Tail gunner: Tom Jacks (10 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d two engines, crashed Datteln, 12 miles NE of Gelsenkirchen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 658. DAISY JUNE II.

B-17 #41-2497 / Tojo’s Nightmare

41-2497 / Tojo’s Nightmare

Delivered MacDill 26/1/42; Assigned HQ/30BS/19BG Java 17/2/42 with Stribling; then 7BG, transferred 30BS/43BG Aus; transferred 46TCS/317TCG; t/o from 7 Mile Fd, PNG but crashed on approach to Horn Is with Capt Bill Compton [wia], Co-pilot: E.Donovan, Navigator: Paul Maaske, Bombardier: Ed Scudero, Paul Paddilla, J.C. Matthews [wia*], Julian Simmons [wia*], Delbert Steinka, C.M. Porter, Chas Krieg; Cecil Clarke, J. Swain, John Masiars, Den Pechman (Poofman?), Paul Graf, T. Underwood, Jim Colorusso (15RTD, * later died of wounds) 24/3/44; Salvaged. MACMAC aka TOJO’S NIGHTMARE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31877 / Flak Holes

42-31877 / Flak Holes

Delivered Cheyenne 30/12/43; Kearney 10/1/44; Atlanta 12/1/44; Savannah 13/1/44; Assigned 416BS/99BG Tortorella 25/1/44;10m transferred 20BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Salvaged 25/7/45. FLAK HOLES.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38520


Delivered Cheyenne 13/8/44; Lincoln 23/8/44; Grenier 9/9/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-B] Podington 21/9/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 4/4/45 with Tony Marozas, Bill McQuinn, Dick Leffel, Ed Moyer, Adam Galka, Vince Johnson, Maurice Huebsch, Willard Buzzell (8 Returned to Duty); flak, crashed Nienburg, Ger.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31244


Delivered Cheyenne 11/10/43; Gr Island 25/10/43; Wilmington 1/11/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-O] Horham 15/11/43; 15m, with F.G. Vansant, ? crew; crash landed Alfington, Sussex, UK. (10 Returned to Duty); Salvaged n/battle damaged 9/2/44.

B-17 #41-2489 / Suzy Q

41-2489 / Suzy Q

Delivered MacDill 4/1/42; Assigned 93BS/19BG Java 7/2/42 with Hardison; 7BG, took part in all Pacific battles except Midway; claimed 26 enemy a/c; transferred to Mareeba, Aus, 9/42; Returned to the USA Hamilton 23/10/42; Geiger 25/3/43 when mechanic Herb Turner was involved in taxi accident 25/3/43; to Colorado Springs with Marcellis Kerschen force landed Hamilton Fd 12/10/43; with Art Brashear force landed five miles N of Junction City, KS 10/5/44; Peterson 8/6/44; Smoky Hill 12/7/44; San Bernadino 31/12/45; Recl Comp for spares 15/7/46. SUZY-Q.