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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-9000

44-9000

Delivered Dallas 26/2/45; Hunter 10/4/45; Sth Plains 2/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/9/46; re-ass 31/3/47; 4136 BU Hill Fd 29/4/47; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 10/4/49.

B-17 #42-5139 / Chief Sly II

42-5139 / Chief Sly II

Delivered Cheyenne 2/10/42; West Palm Beach 14/12/42; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-V] Bassingbourn 13/3/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Joel Gatewood, Navigator: Dan Downy, Bombardier: Harry Hammond, Waist gunner: Tom Parfitt (4POW-all caught after nine days at Saarbrucken), Co-pilot: George Riegel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Canada, Radio Operator: Dan Butler, Ball turret gunner: Stanford Adams, Waist gunner: George Hite,Tail gunner: Fred Pearce (6 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #3 & #4 and wing on fire, crashed Geisenheim, 12 miles W of Weisbaden, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 276. CHIEF SLY II.

B-17 #42-29999 / Fertile Myrtle

42-29999 / Fertile Myrtle

Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Presque Is 2/5/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 8/5/43 GENIE; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-Z] Ridgewell 16/7/43; Missing in Action 18m Oschersleben 11/1/44; enemy aircraft, crashed Eicholz, three miles S of Melle, 14 miles SE of Osnabruck, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1880. FERTILE MYRTLE.

B-17 #42-39995 / Cow Town Boogie

42-39995 / Cow Town Boogie

Delivered Long Beach 29/10/43; Gr lsland 13/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D- ] Deopham Green 9/12/43; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Bob Schimmel, Co-pilot: Fred Newton, Navigator: Chas McKeag, Bombardier: Ralph Libby, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Gregory, Radio Operator: Leo Donoghue, Ball turret gunner: Joe Adamczk, Waist gunner: Albt Elliott, Waist gunner: Matt Schmitt,Tail gunner: Chas Skinner (10INT); mech fault #2 KOd, force landed Angelholm, Sweden. Missing Air Crew Report 3826. Left Sweden for UK 15/6/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 16/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 22/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 22/12/45. Missing Air Crew Report 3826. COW TOWN BOOGIE.

B-17 #42-30140 / King Malfunction II

42-30140 / King Malfunction II

Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Walla Walla 2/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 26/5/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-V] Ridgewell 23/6/43; Missing in Action 6m Schweinfurt 17/8/43; Flak KO’d #3 & #4 feathered, crashed Esch, five miles SE of Munstereifel, Ger. 1 x KIA; 8 x Prisoner of War; 2 x Crew EVD (Nelson & Genz) Missing Air Crew Report 379. KING MALFUNCTION II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8629 / Purty Chili

44-8629 / Purty Chili

Delivered Hunter 5 November 1944; Dow Field 27 November 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 11 December 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on 2 missions : on 30 March 1945 (Aborted – jettisoned bombs) and on the Chowhound mission of 3 May 1945 to drop food to the Dutch population. Returned to the USA Bradley 24 June 1945; South Plains 28 June 1945; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman, Arizona 4 December 1945.

B-17 #42-30197 / Mission Belle

42-30197 / Mission Belle

Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Gt Falls 6/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 13/6/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG [SG-M] Gt Ashfield 14/6/43; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Duane Pangle, Co-pilot: Onner Davis, Navigator: Sam Kaiser, Bombardier: Bob Brisebois, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herb Witherington, Radio Operator: Jim Gant, Ball turret gunner: Harry Jones, Waist gunner: Vince Corleto, Waist gunner: Arthur Brandt,Tail gunner: Tom Cavanagh (10INT); flak on bomb run, crash landed Kristianopel, Sweden. Missing Air Crew Report 3822. MISSION BELLE.

B-17 #42-31417 / Big Time Operator II aka Patches

42-31417 / Big Time Operator II aka Patches

Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Gr Island 9/11/43; Nashville 11/11/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 11/12/43 BIG TIME OPERATOR II; Missing in Action 7m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Ernie Klein, Co-pilot: Paul Chelf, Bombardier: Louis Gill, Radio Operator: Melvin Soderstrom, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Pope, Waist gunner: Ed Schuitema, Waist gunner: John Miskin,Tail gunner: John Bunworth (Prisoner of War), Navigator: Jim Counce, Ball turret gunner: Stan Wright (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, on return crashed N of Hildesheim, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1879. PATCHES.

B-17 #42-2990 / Dame Satan

42-2990 / Dame Satan

Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-R] West Palm Beach 14/12/42; Bassingbourn 10/1/43; Missing in Action 11+m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Pilot Jack A. Hargis; Ball turret gunner: Starr A. Tucker (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Carlyle H. Darling; Bombardier: Edward P. Winslow Jr (broke leg on bailing out); Radio Operator: Victor Ciganek; Ball turret gunner: Gerald H. Tucker (4 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Carl N. Smith; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jarvis Allen; Left Waist gunner: Albert Diminno; Tail gunner: Leland G. Judy (4 evaded capture). Enemy aircraft hit #2 engine and 42-2990 dropped back before being hit again. Crashed Montroeul-au-Bois, near Frasnes-lez-Buissenal, Hainaut, Belgium. Missing Air Crew Report 277. DAME SATAN.

B-17 #42-29983 / Gloria Ann aka Iris aka Uncle Sammy

42-29983 / Gloria Ann aka Iris aka Uncle Sammy

Delivered Cheyenne 20-Mar-43; Dyersburg 31-Mar-43; Presque Isle 10-Apr-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 12-Apr-43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-K] Grafton Underwood 24/4/43 GLORIA ANN; Andrews Field 13-May-43; Snetterton 12-Jun-43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-X] Ridgewell 17-Jun-43. Missing in Action 6m Schweinfurt 17-Aug-43 Damaged by flak and abandonded over Kesseling, Germany, five miles SW of Ahrweiler, Germany. UNCLE SAMMY

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38187 / Carrie B II

43-38187 / Carrie B II

Delivered Cheyenne 5/7/44; Kearney 14/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-C] Deenethorpe 27/8/44. Hit by Flak. Missing in Action on the 16 February 1945 mission to the Minster-Stein coke oven plant, in the Dortmund area. Pilot Jeff N. Donaldson; Co-Pilot Charles R. Wilson; Navigator William W. Jeffers; Bombardier Richard L. Summers; Top Turret Gunner William O. Streuter; Radio Operator Gerald S. Harsky; Ball Turret Gunner Adelbert D. Shereck; Right Waist Gunner Michael Gagich; Tail Gunner Jack M. Harrington (all 9 made Prisoners of War). Crashed Ijmuiden, Holland, The Netherlands. Missing Air Crew Report : MACR 12246. CARRIE B II.

B-17 #42-5069 / Our Gang

42-5069 / Our Gang

Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/42; New Castle 19/11/42; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-G] Bassingbourn 23/11/42; Missing in Action 20m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Bill Wheeler (401BS), Co-pilot: Louis Bianchi, Navigator: Joe Newberry, Bombardier: Denver Woodward, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bayne Scurlock, Radio Operator: Jim Cobb, Ball turret gunner: Lloyd Thomas, Waist gunner: Ray Gillet, Waist gunner: Jim McGovern,Tail gunner: Jim McBride (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #1 & #2, lagged behind crashed St Goar, 15 miles S of Coblenz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 281. OUR GANG.

B-17 #43-38992

43-38992

Delivered Lincoln 1/11/44; Grenier 12/11/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-S] Thorpe Abbotts 19/11/44; battle damaged Kiel 3/4/45 with Bill Baldwin, Francis Beedle, John Buckley, Les Davis, Ken Wright, Randolph Goodwin, Alf Mantapouli, Ogden Barron (8 Killed in Action); Kermit Jones, Howard Weber {rcm} (2 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d two engines, caught fire and exploded before crashed Texel Is, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 13717.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29861 / Buck-Shot

42-29861 / Buck-Shot

Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/43; Denver 1/3/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-X] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action {31m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Harry Cannon, Co-pilot: John May, Navigator: George Farrell, Bombardier: Bob Wood, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Ball, Radio Operator: Paul Kallas, Ball turret gunner: Manuel Trujillo, Waist gunner: Dick Emmick, Waist gunner: Wayne Kittilson,Tail gunner: Bob Broadsky (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Luederoad Estate, four miles E of Salzgitter, Ger. MACR1936. BUCK-SHOT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5437 / Frank’s Nightmare

42-5437 / Frank’s Nightmare

Delivered Denver 8/12/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-H] Bassingbourn 8/3/43; Missing in Action 23m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Arlynn Weiweneth, Co-pilot: Clarry Blackman, Navigator: Bill Warose, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Reidy, Radio Operator: John Halloran, Ball turret gunner: Joe Hall, Waist gunner: Edgar Roe, Waist gunner: Vernon Lamplot,Tail gunner: Bob McDonald (9 Killed in Action), Bombardier: Gene Cook (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Hergarten, 12 miles S of Duren, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 282. FRANK’S NIGHTMARE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38405

43-38405

Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/44; Hunter 7/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-D] Polebrook 10/9/44; Missing in Action {27m} Dresden 14/2/45 with Curtis Ash, Ned Benedict, Art Nicholas, Bob Pierce, Ward Brady, John Norbo, Ken Graser, Lou Anderson (8 Prisoner of War); Bob Hays (Killed in Action) flak hit and went into spin smoking badly, crashed Wormervear, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 12334.

B-17 #42-29993 / Carroll Jun

42-29993 / Carroll Jun

Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-K] Thurleigh 19/4/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 ; flak knocked off tailplane, crashed De Wetering, near Colmschate, Diepenveen, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1935.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6301 / Horizon

44-6301 / Horizon

Delivered Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 8AF 16/7/44, transferred 4100 BU Patterson 11/10/44; extn tail cone and extra windows installed; (single star forward of entry door indicated aircraft used by Brig Gen ?); 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/5/45; 494 BU Topeka 6/45; 4136 BU Tinker 13/7/47; 4141 BU Pyote 7/8/47; Recl Comp 4/11/48. HORIZON.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29559 / Stupntakit

42-29559 / Stupntakit

Delivered Denver 4/1/43; Salina 13/1/43; Homestead 1/2/43; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-Q] Bassingbourn 25/2/43; Missing in Action 13m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Pilot Charles A. Bennett; Co-Pilot Stanley A. Dahlman; Navigator Adrian T. Van Bemmel; Bombardier Maurice J. Sullivan; Flight engineer/top turret gunner Ford C. Cowherd; Right waist gunner/Assistant engineer Robert G. Gaynor; Radio Operator William J. Barrett; Ball Turret gunner/Assistant radio operator John F. Greager; Left Waist gunner Thomas J. Hunt; Tail Gunner Edward P. Troy. On return flight, was shot down by enemy aircraft. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 278.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24600

41-24600

Boeing 26/8/42; Cheyenne 29/11/42; Gt Falls 5/12/42; Geiger 12/4/43; Ephrata 24/3/43; Spokane 15/7/43; Ephrata 18/8/43; ex Sioux City with Herb Johnson crash landed a mile E of Orchard, NE 10/1/45; Recl Comp 9/2/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3220 / Damfino

42-3220 / Damfino

Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-M] Ridgewell 28/5/43 with Harry Smith, Sam Hawkins, John Noonan, Lloyd Gwinn, Harry Blake, Judd Lischke, Tony Sylvester, John Jupin, John Elsberry, Julius Cosby; Missing in Action 9+m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Harry Smith, Co-pilot: Sam Hawkins, Navigator: John Noonan, Bombardier: Lloyd Gwinn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Judd Lischke, Radio Operator: Tony Sylvester, Ball turret gunner: John Jupin, Waist gunner: Harry Blake, Waist gunner: John Elsberry,Tail gunner: Bob Colborn (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Marksteinach, five miles E of Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 384. DAMFINO.

B-17 #42-3429 / Flak House

42-3429 / Flak House

Delivered Denver 12/6/43; Kearney 20/7/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-F] Grafton Underwood 11/8/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 8/6/44; Returned to the USA 19/6/44, then LU RTO A6F Phillips 29/11/44. FLAK HOUSE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39767

42-39767

Delivered Long Beach 27/8/43; Scott 5/10/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM- ] Rougham 11/10/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with John Cota, Co-pilot: Chas Salzer, Navigator: Sam Moore, Bombardier: John Blevins, Radio Operator: Jesse Hennington, Ball turret gunner: Warren Davis, Waist gunner: Howard Shanks, Waist gunner: John Trautman (8 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Johnson,Tail gunner: Harry Johnson (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Gardessen, eight miles E of Brunswick, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1886.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3232 / Flak Happy

42-3232 / Flak Happy

Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Bangor 27/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-V]Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt (Regensburg) 17/8/43 with Ron Hollenbeck, Co-pilot: John Williams, Navigator: Harry Weintraub, Bombardier: Zeke Buckner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rush Mintz, Radio Operator: Emile Reimherr, Ball turret gunner: John Pachiotti, Waist gunner: Glen Keirsey, Waist gunner: Bill Rouse,Tail gunner: Tom Flounders (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hit ship in bomb bay, and #4 feathered, crashed in mountains at Ghedi, 12 miles S of Brescia, It., heading for North Africa. Missing Air Crew Report 676. FLAK HAPPY.

B-17 #42-97187 / Miss Umbriago

42-97187 / Miss Umbriago

Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/44; Gr Island 23/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; to Prestwick, UK, slated 447BG, Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-I] Molesworth 26/3/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Bill Miller, Co-pilot: John Hill, Waist gunner: Tony Zelnio(wia) (3 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Arthur Conn, Bombardier: Teddy Smith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leo Waldron, Radio Operator: Frank Posada, Ball turret gunner: Warren Ball,Tail gunner: Calvin Turkington (6 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #1 & #2, crashed Wittmar, SE of Wolfenbuttel, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9410. MISS UMBRIAGO.