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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37718


Delivered Long Beach 7/8/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned 92BG Podington 10/9/43; transferred 368BS/306BG [BO-H] Thurleigh 19/9/43; Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43 with Roy Ranck, Co-pilot: Miles McCormack, Navigator: Carl Groesbeck, Bombardier: Bill Hewitt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Hall, Radio Operator: Bill Skahan, Ball turret gunner: Henry Kozier, Waist gunner: Fred Nabors,Tail gunner: Bill Barton (9 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Doug Farris (KIA-hit by 20m shell); enemy aircraft, crashed Alstrup, on Samsoe Is, Den.. Missing Air Crew Report 870.

B-17 #42-30606 / El Diablo

42-30606 / El Diablo

Delivered Cheyenne 28/6/43; Kearney 14/7/43; Dow Fd 18/7/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-U] Thurleigh 4/8/43; Missing in Action Kiel 4/1/44 with Chas Tucker, Co-pilot: Gene McFadden, Navigator: Owen Johnson, Bombardier: Sid Passin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Arthur Pahl, Radio Operator: Sam Covino, Ball turret gunner: Larry Neuhauser, Waist gunner: Milton Badeaux, Waist gunner: Stephen Korba,Tail gunner: John Bentley (10 Prisoner of War); flak damage, crash landed sandbank S of Romo Is, in North Frisian Isles. Missing Air Crew Report 1681. EL DIABLO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3084


Delivered Denver 26/1/43; Assigned 95BG in Marrakesh, Morocco 20/3/43; 367BS/306BG [GY-A] Thurleigh 10/4/43, 368BS [BO-A]; Missing in Action Keil 29/7/43 with Carl Brown, Co-pilot: Roy Padgett, Navigator: John Fogarty, Bombardier: Bob Alexander, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Graham Diggs, Radio Operator: Earl Norlen, Ball turret gunner: Parry Pederson, Waist gunner: Larry McCoy, Waist gunner: Jim Seigler,Tail gunner: Jesse Wheeler (9 Killed in Action), Bombardier: Bob Alexander (POW – blown out of ship when exploded); enemy aircraft hit ship which just exploded, crashed Keil. Missing Air Crew Report 121.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107105 / Margie Mae

42-107105 / Margie Mae

Delivered Tulsa 22/4/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 6/5/44; no ops, transferred 366BS/305BG [KY-L] Chelveston 22/5/44; Missing in Action Anklam 4/8/44 with Thaddeus Littlefield (POW-picked up by Danish fishing boat off Gedser, Den.); Co-pilot: Dick Rist, Navigator: Joe Hibner, Bombardier: Pat Bastone, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sam Glasser, Radio Operator: Herb Cummings, Ball turret gunner: Melvin Calloway, Waist gunner: Earl Caldwell,Tail gunner: Tom Davis (8KIA-all bailed but only 6 bodies recovered); flak damage, headed for Sweden but crashed Baltic Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 7703. MARGIE MAE.

B-17 #42-5786 / Whizzer II

42-5786 / Whizzer II

Delivered Long Beach 28/1/43; Denver 30/1/43; Assigned 4Ferry Gp Memphis where line chief Sgt Oscar Penrod ground looped aircraft 20/3/43; Morrison 14/4/43; Assigned 347BSA/99BG Navarin 5/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; damaged by fire 16/9/43, repaired at depot; transferred 840BS/483BG Tortorella 4/44; Missing in Action Nis, Yugo. 15/4/44 with Jim Preston, Johnston, Gresham, Lindholm, Toutant, Cieslak, Cooper, Pierce, Cline, Brown (10 Killed in Action); flak hit between # 3 & 4. The main fuel tanks took fire as the wing folded back all in seconds; crashed Nis, W/O. Missing Air Crew Report 3909. WHIZZER II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31427


Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43. Assigned 305BG Chelveston 21/12/43. Missing in Action Stettin (Bornholm) 11/4/44. Enemy aircraft KOd #. Gas tanks leaking, force landed Teja, on Bornholm Is, in Baltic on way to Sweden. Missing Air Crew Report MACR 4010.

B-17 #42-5741 / Guardian Angel aka Chicago

42-5741 / Guardian Angel aka Chicago

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 12/11/42; Biggs 17/3/43; Montbrook 31/3/43; Presque Is 30/4/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-H] Alconbury 7/5/43 CHICAGO; transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-Y] Bassingbourn 22/7/43; Returned to the USA 2/11/43; 3036 BU Yuma 4/5/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario, Cal. 18/5/45. GUARDIAN ANGEL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31377 / Pot O‘ Gold

42-31377 / Pot O‘ Gold

Delivered Cheyenne 27/10/43; Gr Island 9/11/43; Nashville 17/11/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG Podington 27/12/43; Missing in Action Aschersleben 22/2/44; 9 POW

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6461 / Sweet Chick w/a Lick

44-6461 / Sweet Chick w/a Lick

Delivered Kearney 10/8/44. Grenier 16/8/44. Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-G] Podington 27/8/44. Missing in Action Berlin 26/2/45. Mechanical fault, force landed Hoejrup, Sweden. Sal; Missing Air Crew Report 12771

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3554


Delivered Denver 29/7/43. Grand Island 10/8/43. Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-B] Podington 16/9/43. Transferred 325BS [NV-B] (Possibly 327BS UX-B). Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43. Ditched in the North Sea, W of Jutland. Missing Air Crew Report MACR 746.

B-17 #42-102565 / The Ugly Duckling

42-102565 / The Ugly Duckling

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-M/H] Nuthampstead 27/4/44. On mission of 30/8/44 with Bill McCartney, (8 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Darrell Argubright (KIA-bailed out over Baltic Sea when smoke started in fuselage, fire put out and ship came home to land RAF Langham, Nfk.; (68m) Failed to return from Misburg 26/11/44 with Ben Rolfe, Co-pilot: Paul Doyle, Navigator: Vernon Anderson, Bombardier: Dick Rimmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Price, Radio Operator: Frank Iaconis, Ball turret gunner: Jim Coulson, Waist gunner: Arthur Schmidt,Tail gunner: Tom Pozder (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed into Ijsselmeer, near Zwolle, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 11147.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5370


B-17F-50-BO 91BG/324BS was delivered at Tulsa 24-Nov-42; Salina 2-Jan-43; Morrison 3_Feb-43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-K] Bassingbourn 26-Feb-43; Missing in Action (MIA) Hamm 4-Mar-43. Shot down by Hptm Lutje (IV/NJG1), crashed off Texel Is, in Waddenzee, Holland. 9KIA 1POW Missing Air Crew Report 16102.

B-17 #44-8844


Delivered Cheyenne 12/1/45; Hunter 17/2/45; Grenier 25/2/45; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-E] Framlingham 27/2/45; landing accident on base with Marion Landers 12/4/45; Returned to the USA Morrison 29/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 14/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30772


Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-R] Kimbolton 31/8/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-V] Bassingbourn 23/9/43; Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43 with Tom Walsh, Co-pilot: Chas Hull, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Jaskiewicz, Radio Operator: George Frank, Ball turret gunner: Harry Goldberger, Waist gunner: T. Frazier, Waist gunner: Bob Robinson,Tail gunner: Dave Bakerbody washed up 4/2/44 (8 Killed in Action), Navigator: Harry Cliffe, Bombardier: Jim Fullerton (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea N of Keil, 20 miles from Danish coast. Missing Air Crew Report 895.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29711 / Salty’s Naturals II

42-29711 / Salty’s Naturals II

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Gulfport 18/3/43; Brookley 28/3/43; Presque Is 10/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-Q] Bassingbourn 17/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; mid-air collision with 42-29733 15 miles from Lowestoft with Reino Grondahl 6/6/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-V] Bassingbourn 29/8/43; Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43 with Chas Pinning, Co-pilot: Ed Tomer, Navigator: Walt Cavanaugh, Bombardier: Dale Engell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Robinson, Radio Operator: Rudy Olague, Ball turret gunner: Joe Bielecki, Waist gunner: Vince White, Waist gunner: Joe Arasimowicz,Tail gunner: Joe Carrasquillo (10 Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea, off Danish island of Falster, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 894. SALTY’S NATURALS II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24481 / Hell’s Angels

41-24481 / Hell’s Angels

Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bangor 2/9/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; Missing in Action 10+m Kiel 14/5/43 with Bill Broley, Co-pilot: Albert Davies, Navigator: Armando Ambalagi, Bombardier: Joe Darmiento, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Clyne, Radio Operator: Lowell Dawson, Ball turret gunner: Ed Jones, Waist gunner: Ed Casparriello, Waist gunner: Ken Donovan,Tail gunner: Ken Greer (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft in heavy attack, KO’d #2 and rudder damaged, headed home but ditched North Sea, near Amrum Is. (Frisians), no trace of crew. Missing Air Crew Report 15498. HELL’S ANGELS.

B-17 #43-37828 / Georgia Peach

43-37828 / Georgia Peach

Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [L] Glatton 30/6/44 REMEMBER ME?; 30/12/44 with Bill McCall, Tom Gregory, Art Livingston, George Cooke, George Perry, Bob Haynes, Walter Slate, Linville Wells, Larido Battisti (9RTD?); Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/12/45. GEORGIA PEACH.

B-17 #44-8152 / Miss Ida

44-8152 / Miss Ida

Delivered Dallas 23/6/44; Langley 28/7/44; Dow Fd 22/8/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [A] Glatton 22/9/44; crashed on take off for Ingoldstadt 5/4/45 with Don Snow, Co-pilot: Major Ed Dozier, Navigator: Jim Guyot, Bombardier: Harry Baal, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Adams, Radio Operator: Bob Pinkney, M/op-Herb Stempler, Waist gunner: Robert Levi Todd,Tail gunner: Lt Jack Taifer (9 Killed in Action); Navigator: Bill Meng, badly wounded but survived, (Returned to Duty); exploded near base; Salvaged. MISS IDA.

B-17 #42-97131 / Home James

42-97131 / Home James

Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Presque Is 25/2/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [Z] Glatton 8/3/44; Missing in Action Genshagen 6/8/44 with Vince Frost, Navigator: Bob Danaher, Bombardier: Earl Peronto, Ball turret gunner: Dan Rice, Waist gunner: Hubert Rempp (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: John Folson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sol Bernstein, Radio Operator: Chester Bartoszewicz, Waist gunner: Dan Taylor (4KIA- one man seen to fall without chute, snagged on wing); flak KO’d #2, crashed Michelsdorf, E of Brandenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7889. HOME JAMES.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31074	 / Cahepit

42-31074 / Cahepit

Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Q] Thorpe Abbotts 4/10/43; Missing in Action Munich 13/7/44 with Don Waters, Co-pilot: Bill Conselman, Navigator: Alf Shearer*, Bombardier: Bob Crow, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Andy Chianis, Radio Operator: Bert Pollock, Ball turret gunner: Chris Hoops, Waist gunner: Ken Youngren, Waist gunner: Paul Annin,Tail gunner: Harry Bellemare (10INT); flak, force landed Emmenbrucke, Switz., crew still aboard. Missing Air Crew Report 7501. CAHEPIT. (*died 19/8/44 when he fell from a hotel balcony)

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97182 / Ding Dong Daddy

42-97182 / Ding Dong Daddy

Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-P] Fram lingham 16/3/44; (51m) battle damaged Brest gun batteries 26/8/44 with George Smith, Co-pilot: Carleton Sacco, Navigator: Bob Taylor, Bombardier: Herman Collins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Allen McCasland, Radio Operator: Vic Graff, Ball turret gunner: Mike Kasarda, Waist gunner: Martin Kilbride,Tail gunner: Cpl Gus Brubaker (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 42-102936, crashed Weston, Hitchin, Herts. UK (14 crew killed plus two civilians); Salvaged 27/8/44. DING DONG DADDY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102936


Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/44; Kearney 16/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 92BG Podington 30/5/44; transferred 569BS/390BG [CC-P] Framlingham 1/6/44; detailed Brest, Fr. 26/8/44 with Paul Bellamy, Co-pilot: Jim Graba, Bombardier: Joe Lee, Radio Operator: Irvin Casey, Ball turret gunner: Bob Hunter (5 Killed in Action); Navigator: Ray Klausing, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Walsh, Waist gunner: Louis Conser,Tail gunner: Rich McAteer (4 Returned to Duty); mid air coll with 42-97182; crashed Weston, near Stevenage, Herts., UK. The wreckage also killed two civilians; Salvaged 27/8/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9051 / Flaming Maybe

41-9051 / Flaming Maybe

Assigned 342BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42; 327BS/92BG Bovingdon, then 326BS [UX-O] (?407)] /9/42; col with 41-9021 in taxi accident with Roland Sargeant 25/6/43; repaired and transferred 813BS/482BG Alconbury 1/9/43; detailed UK navigation operation 14/9/43, with Capt Bill Anderson{813 CO), Co-pilot: Bob Sudbury, Navigator: Capt Ray Oeftiger, Bombardier: Ray Diltz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bryson Hills, Radio Operator: Bob Jacobsen, passengers: Lts Theo Doe, Clarry Ballagh, Majors Tom Henderson{482BG}, Henry Williams{1BW} (10 Killed in Service); crashed Skiddaw Mountain, 20 SSW Carlisle at Keswick, Cumb.; Written off 21/1/44. FLAMING MAYBE.

B-17 #41-9020 / Phyllis aka Tugboat Annie

41-9020 / Phyllis aka Tugboat Annie

Assigned 340BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42 as PHYLLIS; col with 41-9051, rep; 92BG Bovingdon 8/42; 303BG Molesworth 1/5/43 and was painted in bright colours as a formation ship; 2SAD Lt Staughton 19/7/44; on cross country trip from Molesworth to Kings Cliffe 23/7/44, with Major Louis Shulstad, Co-pilot: Capt Harry McDaniel, but pilot raised u/c in error in landing (2 Returned to Duty); Salvaged n/battle damaged 27/7/45. PHYLLIS aka TUGBOAT ANNIE (Used as hack by Gp HQ.)

B-17 #42-3518


Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Rapid City 10/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/9/43; transferred RCM 803BS Sculthorpe /44; damaged by PB4Y explosion on APH mission 12-8-44; Salvaged 14/11/44. Provided navigational assistance on Aphrodite mission to V1 missile site Wizernes, France. 4-8-44.