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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3488 / Weidner’s Wildcat

42-3488 / Weidner’s Wildcat

Delivered Denver 13/7/43; Scott 15/8/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-L] Gt Ashfield 25/8/43; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Edwin Pollock, Co-pilot: Milo Raim, Navigator: Maurice Alexander, Bombardier: Max Weinstein, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herb Baber, Radio Operator: Max Schwartz, Waist gunner: Francis Harwell,Tail gunner: Joe Lavia (8 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Wilf Husband, Waist gunner: Howard Hall (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #2, crashed yards from Lake Sneekermeer, Offingawier, Holl. Missing Air Crew Report 1665. WEIDNER’S WILDCAT.
B-17 #42-30218 / Heavenly Daze

42-30218 / Heavenly Daze

Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Tinker 25/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-W] Horham 15/6/43; (23m), Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43; enemy aircraft, crashed Ferwerd, near Leeuwarden, Friesland, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1561. HEAVENLY DAZE.
B-17 #42-37779 / Pistol Packin‘ Mama

42-37779 / Pistol Packin‘ Mama

Delivered Denver 25/8/43; Scott 23/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 14/11/43; transferred 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bassingbourn 20/11/43; then AFSC 3/5/44; retUS 8STA Homestead 11/6/45; 4136 BU Tinker 14/8/45; 3017 BU Hobbs 1/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 3/1/46. PIST’L PACKIN’ MAMA.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31098 / Penny’s Thunderhead

42-31098 / Penny’s Thunderhead

Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Gt Falls 2/10/32; Scott 25/10/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 30/10/43; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Dick Kaufman, Bombardier: Bob Fitzgerald (2 Returned to Duty), Co-pilot: Fred Robinson (washed up Oosterbierum, Hol. 9/3/44), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Shaw (washed up Terschelling Is. 22/6/44), Ball turret gunner: Forrest Cope, Waist gunner: Tage Nielsen, Waist gunner: Henry Bargfrede (washed up 14/6/44), Tail gunner: Ed Masterman (6 Killed in Action), Navigator: John Barrett, Radio Operator: Don Carlson (2 POW – picked up by life-boat Twente from Harlingen). Sustained battle damage and three bailed, thinking ship doomed, but pilot & bombardier brought ship back to RAF Lindholme, Yorks. Missing Air Crew Report 8711.
B-17 #42-29956 / Vertical Shaft

42-29956 / Vertical Shaft

Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Cheyenne 6/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-B] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Jesse Hausenfluck, Co-pilot: Don MacKenzie (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Chas Everson, Bombardier: Bob Kennedy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Kilcourse, Radio Operator: John Kelly, Ball turret gunner: Jim Traylor, Waist gunner: Sebastian Buchari, Waist gunner: Tom Randolph,Tail gunner: John Blauer (8 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed St Goarshausen, 18 miles SE of Koblenz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 296. VERTICAL SHAFT.
B-17 #44-6601 / Lucky Lady

44-6601 / Lucky Lady

Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/10/44; Missing in Action Heilbronn 20/1/45; flak KOd #2, crashed Midwoud, 30 miles N of Amsterdam, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 11796. LUCKY LADY.
B-17 #42-37885 / Mrs. F.D.R. aka Frostie

42-37885 / Mrs. F.D.R. aka Frostie

Delivered Denver 2/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-L] Grafton Underwood 22/11/43 as MRS F. D. R.; then 545BS [JD-D]; Missing in Action Erding 24/4/44; flak damaged three engines before force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 4287. FROSTIE.
B-17 #41-24489 / Terry and the Pirates

41-24489 / Terry and the Pirates

B-17F 41-24489 ‚Terry and the Pirates‘ was assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 17-Aug-42; Thurleigh 13-Oct-42; Missing in Action 20-Dec-42 on mission to bomb the German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France. Shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed near Paris. 3KIA 7POW. No MACR issued.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107035 / Reluctant Lady

42-107035 / Reluctant Lady

Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Dow Fd 24/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 30/4/44; transferred 548BS/385BG [GX-L] Gt Ashfield 6/5/44; Missing in Action Bremen 26/9/44 with Chas Lundsberg, Co-pilot: J.M. Elzey, Navigator: Bob Smallman, Bombardier: John Wise, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cosmo Rabasco, Radio Operator: Forrest Sampson, Ball turret gunner: Bill Sizer, Waist gunner: Jack Walker,Tail gunner: Ed Morgan and ph-Alex Behr (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Jesteburg, NW of Lueneburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10204. RELUCTANT LADY.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31580 / Merry Widow

42-31580 / Merry Widow

Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Paine Fd 27/11/43; Portland 3/12/43; Cheyenne 5/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Sth Bend 3/1/44; Grenier 8/1/44; Presque Is 12/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-A] Bassingbourn 29/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 7/5/44 with Nenad Kovachevich, Co-pilot: Bill Thurman (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Ed Wallner, Bombardier: Eleuterio Rodriguez, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Parkins, Radio Operator: Ralph Liedke, Ball turret gunner: Don Pilcher, Waist gunner: Bernie Balletiere,Tail gunner: Bill Reynolds (7 Prisoner of War); flak #3 plus other damage, crashed Heidenau, SW of Hamburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4579. MERRY WIDOW.
B-17 #42-30603 / Las Vegas Avenger

42-30603 / Las Vegas Avenger

Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/43; Gore 11/7/43; Kearney 16/7/43; Dow Fd 18/7/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-H] Thurleigh 8/8/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43; flak KO’d two engines, crashed Zonderland Farm, St Nicolaasga, Friesland, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1329. LAS VEGAS AVENGER.
B-17 #42-29787 / Wilder Nell II

42-29787 / Wilder Nell II

Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 5/3/43; Gulfport 31/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Alconbury 15/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 3m, transferred 326BS/92BG [JW- ] Alconbury 6/8/43, the transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Missing in Action Bremen 29/11/43 with Chas Lefevre, Co-pilot: John Miller, Navigator: Jan Spurgiasz, Bombardier: Alf Valsecchi, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Mulliganwashed up 11/1/44, Radio Operator: Leon Dixonwashed up 19/12/43, Ball turret gunner: Bob Hunter, Waist gunner: Wesley Laird, Waist gunner: Lion Gorn (9KIA-several killed in dinghy by German soldiers, five never found),Tail gunner: Edgar Schooley (Prisoner of War); flak, ditched North Sea a mile off Dutch coast. Missing Air Crew Report 1332. WILDER NELL II.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29957 / Helno Gal II

42-29957 / Helno Gal II

Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Romulus 10/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG 22/4/43; [GL- ] Earls Colne 12/5/43; Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Will Roemke, Radio Operator: Elson Frost, Ball turret gunner: Herman Hilbert, Waist gunner: Chas Lewis, Waist gunner: Paul Hunt,Tail gunner: Tom Hamilton(6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Wilbur Meyer, Navigator: Bradford Moore, Bombardier: Wilton Power, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt Ramirez (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed near Kiel, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 15556. HELNO GAL II.
B-17 #42-3111 / The Brass Rail aka Local Girl

42-3111 / The Brass Rail aka Local Girl

Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/43; Gore Fd 7/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Alconbury 5/43; THE BRASS RAIL 6 missions. Transferred 324BS/91 [DF-A1] Bassingbourn 16/6/43; Missing in Action on its 8th mission, target Emden, on 27/9/43 with Bill Pegram, Navigator: Bob Cosgrove & Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vernon Larson (drowned when chute cords tangled in fishing aids), Waist gunner: Melvin Peters who fired till the end (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bill Martin, Bombardier: Norman Eatinger (saved by Dutch fishermen), Radio Operator: Orlo Natvig, Ball turret gunner: Paul Ayala, Waist gunner: Fred Hutchinson, Tail gunner: Gordon Noel (6 Prisoner of War); Me 109s set #2 ablaze, pilot held controls while crew bailed over Geefsweer, near Delfzijl, Holland. Missing Air Crew Report 667. LOCAL GIRL.
B-17 #42-37751


Delivered Denver 7/8/43; force landed Presque Is, MA with F.D. Schwickert 4/9/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-P] Chelveston 16/9/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43); flak, crash landed Noord-Ooost-Polder, SE of former island of Urk, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 871.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3194 / Little Hell

42-3194 / Little Hell

Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/43; Dow Field 11/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 19/6/43; 7m, Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Bob Hayden, Co-pilot: Chas Meadow, Navigator: George Loring, Bombardier: Dick Bell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Paxton, Radio Operator: Joe Eisenberg, obs-Lt John Lee (7 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: John Riley, Waist gunner: Ken Mears, Waist gunner: Chas Hill,Tail gunner: Earl Moorer (4 Killed in Action); flak & fighter attacks, crashed Santa Margherita, 15 miles NW of Parma, Italy; Missing Air Crew Report 400. LITTLE HELL.
B-17 #42-30176 / Assassin

42-30176 / Assassin

Delivered Cheyenne, WY 22/4/43; Smoky Hill, KS 28/4/43; Walla Walla, WA 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Presque Island 6/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Framlingham 5/6/43; 335BS [OE-P] Horham 15/6/43; 12m, Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with John Sundberg, Navigator: Bill McNatt, Waist gunner: Leroy Funk,Tail gunner: Joe Aquino (4 evaded capture); Co-pilot: John Moyer, Bombardier: Claude Livingston, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lester Schwab, Ball turret gunner: Emerson Davies, Waist gunner: Franklin Barrett (5 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Tony Carlone (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Oostmalle, 15 miles NE of Antwerp, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 401. ASSASSIN.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3227


Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Presque Isle 25/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-G] Ridgewell 26/5/43. Pilot Hamden L. Forkner; Co-Pilot Joseph A. Kelly; Navigator Robert E. Hyatt; Bombardier Edwin L. Vincent (substitute for Keith Moore); Engineer/Top Turret Gunner Paul F. Shipe; Ball Turret Gunner Ralph E. Stease; Radio Operator Chester E. Shattuck; Left Waist Gunner Edward F. Sobolewski; Right Waist Gunner Harry H. Horton; Tail Gunner Lin F. Chew. Missing in Action 9missions Schweinfurt 17 August 1943. Forkner, Shipe, Sobolewski and Horton evaded capture; the six others were made Prisoners of War. 42-3227 was hit by enemy aircraft, crashed near Houthem, about 6km NE of Maastricht, Holland, The Netherlands. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 661.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3435


Delivered Denver 12/6/43; Dow Fd 20/7/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-F] Chelveston 26/7/43; transferred 327BS/92BG Alconbury 12/8/42; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Capt Roland Sargent, Co-pilot: Keith Byington, Navigator: Capt Bob McNeely, Bombardier: George Mikel, Radio Operator: Chas Sailer, Ball turret gunner: John Whitley, Waist gunner: Nathan Schwartz Waist gunner: Harry Richards,Tail gunner: Ken Fahncke (9 Prisoner of War), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Berry (evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed St Huibrechts-Hern, near Kuttekoven, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 654.
B-17 #42-37894 / Pegasus IV

42-37894 / Pegasus IV

Delivered Denver 29/9/43; Gr Island 23/10/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-L] Horham 11/11/43; with C.E. Cyrik force landed RAF base, all OK 12/5/44; on return from mission, with engine out and other problems (42m) 10/6/44 with Vernon Sherwood, Co-pilot: Willis Homes, Navigator: Gerald Dubors, Bombardier: Dick Teeple, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Moore, Radio Operator: Carl Parks, Ball turret gunner: Ferdi Weaver, Waist gunner: Bill Ohl, Waist gunner: Socrates Troumpoles,Tail gunner: Larry Hereford (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed Bovingdon AF, UK, off the end of runway, through an orchard and several hedges, but no injuries; salvaged 12/6/44. PEGASUS IV.
B-17 #42-31902 / Stormy Weather II

42-31902 / Stormy Weather II

Delivered Denver 31/12/43; Kearney 18/1/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG [IJ-H] Rattlesden 6/2/44; attacked Aachen as T/O could not be attacked due to weather conditions 8/8/44, with unknown crew; suffered severe battle damaged on return and Salvaged 9/8/44. STORMY WEATHER II.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29735 / Rum Boogie

42-29735 / Rum Boogie

Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Smoky Hill 29/3/43; Presque Is 5/4/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 RUM BOOGIE; Andrews Fd 13/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 16/7/43; Missing in Action 2m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with George Darrow, Co-pilot: John Howcroft, Navigator: Ralph Waldman, Bombardier: Phil Rokosa, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Hartnett, Radio Operator: Jack Kaufman, Ball turret gunner: Clarry Jones, Waist gunner: Jim Baker, Waist gunner: Rich Morrison,Tail gunner: Paul Howard (10 Returned to Duty); damaged in fighter attack, ditched North Sea 20 miles E of Felixstowe, Sfk., all rescued. No MACR.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3414 / Paddlefoot

42-3414 / Paddlefoot

Delivered Dallas 1/6/43; Dow Fd 14/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 18/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with John Parker, Co-pilot: Arland Gould, Navigator: Tom Dziechowski, Bombardier: Bob Macy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: ?, Radio Operator: ?, Ball turret gunner: George Peterson, Waist gunner: Elwood Stewart, Waist gunner: Bob Grant,Tail gunner: Floyd Wood (10 Returned to Duty); no gas, ditched Mediterranean Sea, 80 miles from North African coast, all rescued. PADDLEFOOT.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29839 / Cherokee Girl

42-29839 / Cherokee Girl

Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/43; Pueblo 16/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-C] Polebrook, Missing in Action {13m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Helmuth Hansen, Co-pilot: J. Z. Comfort, Navigator: John Dytman, Bombardier: Dale Van Brunt, Radio Operator: Adam Gasek, Ball turret gunner: Paul Hennessey, Waist gunner: Don Boss, Waist gunner: Elwin Smith,Tail gunner: Gus Warden (9 Prisoner of War), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tuite Ambrose (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Mayen, five miles SE of Koblenz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 303. CHEROKEE GIRL.