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B-17 #43-38106 / Starduster

43-38106 / Starduster

Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 15/7/44; Grenier 23/7/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-E] Horham 25/7/44; with J.L. Walker force landed Paris, Fr. 5/9/44;81m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9235 / Clown House

41-9235 / Clown House

Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/42; Slated RAF but transferred 30BS/19BG Hickam Fd 6/8/42; transferred 93BS/19BG Mareeba; detailed Tonolei Harbour ditched off Cape York, near Cooktown, Aus. 29/9/42 with Major Allen Lindberg, Co-pilot: Joshua Barnes, Navigator: Jack Ryan, Bombardier: Joe Howard,Tail gunner: Hilario Hernandez, rest unknown (RTD after being found by Aborigines and back to mainland, CLOWN HOUSE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30456 / Cactus Clipper

42-30456 / Cactus Clipper

Delivered Cheyenne 4/6/43; Rapid City 16/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Gr Isle 28/6/43; Dow Fd 18/7/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Massicault 6/8/43; Missing in Action {7m} Sulmona, It. 27/8/43 with Capt Bill Koch, Navigator: Capt Frank Upton, Bombardier: Walter Hendrickson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Conway, Radio Operator: Ray Resler, Ball turret gunner: Reed Chism, Waist gunner: Felix Dalessio (7 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Chas Shuck, Waist gunner: Jim McDonald,Tail gunner: Edgar Stewart (3 Prisoner of War); flak hit caused explosion in radio room, two chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 481. CACTUS CLIPPER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97579 / Local Mission

42-97579 / Local Mission

Delivered Cheyenne 28/12/43; Kearney 14/1/44; Presque Is 24/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [G] Glatton 23/2/44; 750BS; Missing in Action Le Bourget 14/6/44 with Roy Allen, Co-pilot: Verne Lewis, Navigator: Joe Brusse, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Plum (4 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Ernie Smith, Ball turret gunner: Bill Goldsborough, Waist gunner: Leon Henson, Waist gunner: Gordon Long,Tail gunner: John Miller (5 evaded capture); Bombardier: Larry Anderson (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KOd #2 & #3, crashed Combles, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5804. LOCAL MISSION.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8808

44-8808

Delivered Cheyenne 2/1/45; Hunter 13/1/45; Grenier 7/2/45; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 9/3/45; 838BS; Missing in Action Brandenberg 10/4/45 with Larry McGinnes, Jim Henderson (2 Killed in Action); Murray Brill, Frank Kremier, George Lopez, Bill Layton, John Lowe, Dick Child, Maj George Richmond {tg}, Lt Brice Irving {mission pilot} (8 Prisoner of War); jet enemy aircraft, crashed Tangermunde, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 14196.

B-17 #41-9227 / Yankee Doodle Jr.

41-9227 / Yankee Doodle Jr.

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/42; Assigned 431BS/11BG Hawaii 6/6/42; transferred 43BG; at least six enemy aircraft and two ships to its credit; crashed Espiritu Santo on liquor ride 31/12/42 with Andrews, but crew unknown. YANKEE DOODLE JR.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38537

43-38537

Delivered Cheyenne 14/8/44; Lincoln 26/8/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG Glatton 14/9/44; 384BG Grafton Underwood 23/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38947

43-38947

Delivered Hunter 20/10/44; Dow Fd 29/10/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [D] Glatton 2/11/44; 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 13/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38854 / Tennessee Toddy

43-38854 / Tennessee Toddy

Delivered Lincoln 29/9/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [A] Glatton 19/10/44; Missing in Action Achmer 24/3/44 with Sherrill Williams, Co-pilot: Earl Downey, Navigator: Ben Bushey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ralph Smith, Radio Operator: Gene Bussard, Tony Demaro (5 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Tony Demaro, Ball turret gunner: Burnell Scheivert, Waist gunner: Harry Rahbe,Tail gunner: Burnard Klimoski (4 Prisoner of War); flak tore off both wings, crashed Greven, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 13616. TENNESSEE TODDY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9224 / Kai-O-Keleiwa

41-9224 / Kai-O-Keleiwa

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/42; Assigned 98BS/11BG Hawaii 6/6/42; Missing in Action 7/8/42 with Bob Loder, Co-pilot: Dan Judd, Navigator: Don McCord, Bombardier: Jim Dinager, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Knight, as-eng-Mike Lesso, Radio Operator: Carson Lockhart, Waist gunner: Bill Rainovic,Tail gunner: Jack Reinhart (?9 Killed in Action); on search mission and FTR; KAI-0-KELEIWA. Written off 4/11/42.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38538

43-38538

Delivered Cheyenne 14/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [M] Glatton 13/9/44; 751BS; Missing in Action Munster 30/9/44 with Bill Millea, Co-pilot: Lyman Plyer, Navigator: John Tadje, radar/nav-Terry Rice, Bombardier: Lee Mohn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Levy, Radio Operator: Alvert Young, Ball turret gunner: Ed Roos, Waist gunner: Curtis Harmon,Tail gunner: John Paisley (10 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Lunen, near Westfalen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9527/10320.

B-17 #43-37527 / The Prowler

43-37527 / The Prowler

Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-X] Nuthampstead 13/6/44; battle damaged French V-sites 6/7/44 with Harry Sleaman, Co-pilot: Leon Waring, Navigator: John Allare, Bombardier: Jim Haas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elwood Davies, Radio Operator: Genharo Iorion, Ball turret gunner: Leon Weber,Tail gunner: Bob Adkins (9 Returned to Duty); over target flak KO’d #2 and #3 and other damage, then equipment thrown out and bombs salvoed; six men bailed out near Hastings, Sussex before aircraft crash landed Penshurst, Kent;Sal 2SAD Abbotts Ripton 9/7/44. THE PROWLER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9218

41-9218

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/42; Assigned 26BS/11BG Hawaii 4/6/42; Missing in Action Tulagi, Guadalcanal 4/8/42 with Rush E. McDonald, Co-pilot: John Heard, Navigator: Homer Vail, Bombardier: Joe Wood, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Hammack, Assigned eng-Rich Inman, Radio Operator: Leroy Payne, Waist gunner: Jim Briggs,Tail gunner: Dann Goss (9 Killed in Action); rammed by Zero at Tulagi. Missing Air Crew Report 16119 (?).

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31470 / Old Shep

42-31470 / Old Shep

Delivered Cheyenne 4/11/43; Gr Island 27/11/43; Assigned 348BS/99BG Tortorella 29/12/43; {23m} transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Missing in Action Blechammer, Ger. 7/7/44 with Driscoll Horton, Co-pilot: Peter Beers (2 evaded capture); Navigator: Bob McAdams, Bombardier: John Schmitthenner{Wounded in Action}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Hurley, Ball turret gunner: Floyd Tickner, Waist gunner: Ray Murphy{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Jim Osborn,Tail gunner: Vincent Sodaro (6 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Bob Stewart (RIP, died in Wetzler POW camp); #2 engine feathered. crashed St Micheil, Austria; Missing Air Crew Report 6564. OLD SHEP.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38713

43-38713

Delivered Lincoln 8/9/44; Gt Falls 11/9/44; Lincoln 13/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-K] Thurleigh 3/1/45; transferred 92BG Podington 9/5/45; Green Project, Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97157 / Mr Malfunction

42-97157 / Mr Malfunction

Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Kearney 23/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-N] Polebrook 24/3/44; Missing in Action {20m} Ludwigshafen 27/5/44 with Edgar Sengstock, Navigator: Bob Fitzpatrick, Bombardier: Wilf Kirby, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Sahulcik, Radio Operator: Ralph Green, Ball turret gunner: John Kilby,Tail gunner: Oliver Weatherholt (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Harry Emerson[actually drowned in River Rhine], Waist gunner: Bob Wenzloff (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KOd three engines, crashed Windschlag, three miles NE of Offenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5330. MR MALFUNCTION.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9217 / Fiji Foo

41-9217 / Fiji Foo

Delivered Cheyenne 22/5/42; Assigned 431BS/11BG Hawaii 7/6/42; then 26BS; Missing in Action 19/2/43 with Capt Smith. FIJI FOO. (movement card shows – retUS Tinker 16/6/43; Patterson 19/2/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 18/9/45). {a US website shows aircraft Assigned 28FS/6FG and with George Haney in landing accident at Tontouta, New Caledonia, 27/10/43).

B-17 #43-38612 / Lil Lu

43-38612 / Lil Lu

Delivered Cheyenne 24/8/44; Gt Falls 29/8/44; Hunter 7/9/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA- ] Gt Ashfield 19/9/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 6/12/44 with Alvin Hufford, Wayne Lough, Conrad Gale, Dick Bowling, Ralph Cole, Dean Leyerly, John Keefe, Willis Hanemannn, Lou Dodson (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Nordoellen, Hol?. Missing Air Crew Report 11056. LIL-LU.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29523 / Precious

42-29523 / Precious

Delivered Denver 31/12/42; Ogden 1/1/43; Salina 29/1/43; Kearney 6/2/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Navarin, Alg 23/3/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel, Alg 27/4/43; Ain M’Lila, Alg 17/6/43; Massicault, Tun 31/7/43; Missing in Action {39m} Foggia 19/8/43 with Herb Thomas, Bombardier: Jack Greene, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Stan Mikula, Radio Operator: Tom Wilson, Ball turret gunner: Bob Beasley, Waist gunner: Bill Breausseau, Waist gunner: Ephraim King,Tail gunner: John Hopkins (8 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Herman Schachschneider, Navigator: John Eberle (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed sea off Licosa Point, near Naples, seven chutes seen. Missing Air Crew Report 457. PRECIOUS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102582 / Canvas Back III

42-102582 / Canvas Back III

Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-D] Podington 7/5/44; battle damaged Permasens 9/8/44 with Lt Maltby, crew unknown; Salvaged 2 SAD 12/8/44. CANVAS BACK III.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9216 / Alley Oop

41-9216 / Alley Oop

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/42; Assigned 42BS/11BG Hawaii 4/6/42; transferred 31BS and 23BS/5BG 22/7/42; Written off 15/6/44. ALLEY OOP. (?ditched off Russell Island, SWPAC 20/3/43?)

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5744 / Dollie Madison

42-5744 / Dollie Madison

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 18/11/42; Biggs 17/3/43; Montbrook 31/3/43; Orlando 27/4/43; Presque Is 5/5/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-A] Alconbury 11/5/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5/10/43; Returned to the USA 2/11/43; 24/2/44; 3036 BU Yuma 4/5/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 18/5/45. DOLLIE MADISON.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5743 / Woolaroc

42-5743 / Woolaroc

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 15/11/42; Biggs 14/3/43; Orlando 28/4/43; Presque Is 3/5/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-M] Alconbury 11/5/43; transferred Iceland 23/6/43; ret 25/7/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5/10/43; Returned to the USA 2/10/43; 3036 BU Yuma 11/10/43; Recl Comp 8/11/44. WOOLAROC.

B-17 #42-97137 / Silver Queen

42-97137 / Silver Queen

Delivered Cheyenne 30/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [F] Glatton 9/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais (Gorenflos) 20/4/44 with Walt Milner, Co-pilot: Capt Bob Ensmenger, Navigator: John English, Bombardier: Ed Cannon, Radio Operator: Lyle Johnson, Ball turret gunner: Helner Beck, Waist gunner: Alton Schaffner, Waist gunner: Ralph Haldiman (8 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jerome Fogleman,Tail gunner: Lt Carl Gamblin (2 Prisoner of War); flak burst hit ship, crashed Bailleul, four miles S of Abbeville, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 4058. SILVER QUEEN.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9213 / Los Lobos aka Road Home aka Rover Boy

41-9213 / Los Lobos aka Road Home aka Rover Boy

Delivered Cheyenne 22/5/42; Assigned 42BS/11BG Hawaii 3/6/42; Missing in Action Guadalcanal with Charles Norton 24/9/42 hit by several fighters. W/O 8/44 by 13 ADGp at New Caledonia. JAP BASHER (aka LOS LOBOS, ROAD HOME and ROVER BOY.)