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B-17 #42-5892 / Pregnant Portia

42-5892 / Pregnant Portia

Delivered Long Beach 25/4/43; Gore Fd 1/5/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Dow Fd 17/6/43; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-B] Gt Ashfield 18/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with John Keeley, crew unknown (10 Returned to Duty); damaged in fighter attacks, ditched Mediterranean Sea, 130 from North African coast. No MACR. PREGNANT PORTIA.
B-17 #42-30245 / Lucky Lady

42-30245 / Lucky Lady

Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-L] Ridgewell 15/6/43; Missing in Action 5m Schweinfurt 17/8/43; enemy aircraft, crashed Oostmalle, nine miles W of Turnhout, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 381. LUCKY LADY.
B-17 #42-5898 / Little Lass

42-5898 / Little Lass

Delivered Long Beach 27/4/43; Sioux City 4/5/43; Dow Fd 14/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Paul Williams, Co-pilot: Israel Rogg, Navigator: Ed Garver, Bombardier: Bob Macy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Harwood, Radio Operator: Alf Gardin, Ball turret gunner: Harry Moore, Waist gunner: Ralph Cornwall, Waist gunner: Maynard Rollins,Tail gunner: Roland Conners (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed banks of the Ijsselmeer, Hol.; Missing Air Crew Report 3117. LITTLE LASS.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29731 / Moore-Fidite aka Ol‘ Swayback

42-29731 / Moore-Fidite aka Ol‘ Swayback

Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Walker 23/2/43; Smoky Hill 28/3/43; Presque 8/4/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 MOOR-FIDITE; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 532BS/381BG [VE-E] Ridgewell 16/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43; enemy aircraft & flak KO’d #3, #4 feathered, crashed Ebrach, 18 miles SE of Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 663. OL‘ SWAYBACK.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30028 / Great In Lani / Sweet Is (Le) Lani

42-30028 / Great In Lani / Sweet Is (Le) Lani

Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 26/5/43 with Henry Peeples, Co-pilot: Jack Rogers, Navigator: Cliff Haverkamp, Bombardier: Vernon Nicholson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Hill, Radio Operator: Earl Allen, Ball turret gunner: Ralph Bingenheimer, Waist gunner: Paul Egliski, Waist gunner: Walt Sowell,Tail gunner: Wilf St Michael; involved in landing accident at base with Jack Painter 8/6/43; Missing in Action 5m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Neil Wright, Co-pilot: Jack Rogers, Navigator: Cliff Haverkamp, Bombardier: John Stracotenko, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl Allen, Radio Operator: Walt Sowell, Ball turret gunner: Paul Egliski, Waist gunner: Ralph Bingenheimer, Waist gunner: Jim Hill,Tail gunner: Wilf St Michael (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed south of Duren, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 380. SWEET IS (LE) LANI.
B-17 #41-24527 / The Sky Wolf aka Great Speckled Bird

41-24527 / The Sky Wolf aka Great Speckled Bird

Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL- ] Bangor 6/9/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; 1m transferred 324BS [DF-Y]; Missing in Action 27+m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Bill Munger, Co-pilot: Dave Gladhart, Navigator: John Brickley, Bombardier: Tony Kalupy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Latta, Radio Operator: Howie Schultz, Ball turret gunner: Arnold Musum, Waist gunner: Bob Blair, Waist gunner: Bernie Bedrock,Tail gunner: Rich Teague (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #3 & #4, smoking as it dropped further behind crashed Waldeschaff, six miles E of Aschaffenburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 274. THE SKY WOLF aka GREAT SPECKLED BIRD.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29978 / Hell’s Angel

42-29978 / Hell’s Angel

Delivered Denver 20/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-F] Ridgewell 31/5/43 with Reinhardt King, Neil Wright, Ed McGlynn, Francis Petrillo, Cecil Fleura, Maynard Unger, Joe Lyons, Albt Pollard, Bob Dwyer, Julius Mann; Missing in Action 3m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Reinhardt King, Co-pilot: Henry Peeples, Navigator: Ed McGlynn, Bombardier: Francis Petrillo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cecil Floura, Radio Operator: Maynard Unger, Ball turret gunner: Albt Pollard, Waist gunner: Julius Mann, Waist gunner: Bob Dwyer,Tail gunner: Joe Lyons (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Bad Schwalbach, six miles NW of Wiesbaden, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 382. HELL’S ANGEL.
B-17 #42-39970 / E-Rat-Icator

42-39970 / E-Rat-Icator

Delivered Long Beach 22/10/43; Walla Walla 11/11/43; Assigned 730BS/452BG [6K-P] Deopham Green 3/11/43; landing accident with John Csoros 24/12/44; completed 128 missions the last of orginal aircraft assigned to survive WW II; retUS 121 BU Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU South Plains 12/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45. E-RAT-ICATOR.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102485 / Bare Essentials

42-102485 / Bare Essentials

Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 12/5/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44; flak set off fire, crash landed Groenekaseweg, near Meertensdijk, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 5316. BARE ESSENTIAL.
B-17 #42-39950 / Wampus Cat

42-39950 / Wampus Cat

Delivered Long Beach 16/10/43; Gr Island 8/11/43; Assigned 423BS/306 BG [RD-K] Thurleigh 18/12/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 29/3/44; enemy aircraft set fuselage alight, crash landed Polder Ronde Hoep, Ouder-Amstel, seven miles SW of Amsterdam, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 3481. WAMPUS CAT.
B-17 #42-31378 / Rum Dum

42-31378 / Rum Dum

Delivered Cheyenne 27/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Memphis 18/11/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-M] Gt Ashfield 1/12/43; with Muchow force landed Germany; 100+m, n/battle damaged force landed Troston AD with Mike Brochmann 30/5/45; Salvaged. RUM DUM.
B-17 #42-39856 / Lane Tech Of Chicago aka  Wacky Woody

42-39856 / Lane Tech Of Chicago aka Wacky Woody

Delivered Long Beach 21/9/43; Gt Falls 6/10/43; Scott Fd 22/10/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-G] Snetterton 29/10/43; Missing in Action Achmer 8/4/44; flak, ditched Noordvost Polder, and crew landed Urk Island, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 3651. LANE TECH OF CHICAGO aka WACKY WOODY.
B-17 #42-3177 / The Hellion

42-3177 / The Hellion

Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 351BG Polebrook 26/4/43; transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-K] HELLER’S ANGEL Andrews Field, then THE HELLION /43; 535BS/381BG [MS-O] Ridgewell 15/7/43; {28m} transferred to RAF 214 Sq [SR376] BU-? Sculthorpe, Nfk.; 1699 Flt 4Z-? Sculthorpe, Nfk. 25/1/44. Written off 11/3/47.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97245

42-97245

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Dallas 2/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-O] Podington 23/3/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 20/6/44; flak, crashed North Sea off Terschelling Is, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 5984.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102520

42-102520

Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 31/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS- ] Rougham 8/4/44; 332BS [XM- ] ; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44; flak, crashed in North Sea three miles of Texel, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 4468.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5225 / Stormy Weather aka V-Packette

42-5225 / Stormy Weather aka V-Packette

Delivered Tulsa 14/10/42; West Palm Beach 15/1/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-S] Bassingbourn 8/2/43 as STORMY WEATHER; battle damaged Hamm 4/3/43 with George Birdsong, crash landed base, when repaired was re-named; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43; enemy aircraft, crashed Baelen, six miles W of Leopoldsburg, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 280. V-PACKETTE.
B-17 #42-3053 / Desperate Journey

42-3053 / Desperate Journey

Delivered Cheyenne 19/1/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-Z] Morrison 5/3/43; Bassingbourn 25/3/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 21/5/43 with Norbert Koll, Co-pilot: Wayne Buck, Bombardier: Edwin Bruton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Zaverl, Radio Operator: Alfredo Davila, Waist gunner: Elwyn Roberts, Waist gunner: Guy Wyatt,Tail gunner: Bill Caligan (8 Killed in Action); Navigator: Joe Ferry, Ball turret gunner: Bob Abt (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft set ship afire, crashed Hogebarg, near Wittmundenhafen, W of Wilhelmshafen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4438 (4633?). DESPERATE JOURNEY.
B-17 #42-29856 / Patches

42-29856 / Patches

Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 22/3/43; Tinker 9/4/43; Nashville 13/4/43; Morrison 18/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 5/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; transferred 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Weiner Neustadt 10/5/44 with Ray Scranton, Stewart (2 Killed in Action); Ewing, Moyer, Schooler, Mays, kempf, O’Donnell, Torres, Stork (8 Prisoner of War); flak hit, crashed Wiener Neustadt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4846. PATCHES.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37867 / Berlin Ambassador

42-37867 / Berlin Ambassador

Delivered Denver 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Gustav Hoehn, Navigator: Don Modarelli, Radio Operator: Byron Wiberg{wia, but died in hospital four days later}, Ball turret gunner: Pete Zaskiewicz (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: George Owens, Bombardier: Lieudell Bauer{evd but captured in Maastricht 31/3/44}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Rigdon, Waist gunner: Harlan Mann, Waist gunner: Ed Hincks,Tail gunner: Gerry Brinker (6 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Zwolle sportsground avoiding town, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 3140. BERLIN AMBASSADOR.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107038

42-107038

Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 9/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 22/3/44 with Ed Stull, Co-pilot: Sam Showalter, Navigator: Harry Grace, Bombardier: John Taylor, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Geis, Radio Operator: Dave Stowers, Ball turret gunner: Frank Barry, Waist gunner: Herman Iventosch, Waist gunner: Lou Zommer,Tail gunner: Alf Sanchez (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed on St Alphonsus School, Spaarndammerstradt, Amsterdam, Hol, killing four civilians and at least 10 injured. Missing Air Crew Report 3338.
B-17 #41-24406 / All American

41-24406 / All American

Assigned 92BG Bangor 13/7/42; transferred 414BS/97BG Polebrook 6/42; Maison Blanche, Alg. 13/11/42; Tafaraoui, Alg. 22/11/42; Biskra, Alg. 25/12/42; on Tunis mission was rammed by FW190 1/2/43 almost slicing rear fuselage and tailplane off; made it back to Biskra and repaired; transferred 353BS/301BG {3m} St Donat 6/3/43; Oudna, Tun 6/8/43; Cerignola, It. 7/12/43; Lucera, It. 1/2/44; Salvaged 6/3/45. ALL AMERICAN.
B-17 #42-31333 / Wee Willie

42-31333 / Wee Willie

Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Memphis 9/11/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-W] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; Missing in Action 129m Stendahl 8/4/45 with 1Lt Robert E Fuller (POW), 2Lt Woodrow A Lien, T/Sgt Francis McCarthy, S/Sgt Richard D Proudfit, S/Sgt Wylie McNatt Jr, S/Sgt Ralph J Leffelman, S/Sgt Willian H Cassidy, S/Sgt James D Houtchens, Sgt Lemoyne Miller (9 Killed in Action); flak hit between fuselage and #2 engine caused massive fire which detached the port wing, exploded in the resulting dive, crashed Stendahl; MACR 13881; (oldest G in group) 1 x POW, 9 x KIA. WEE WILLIE.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30388 / Danny Boy

42-30388 / Danny Boy

Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Gr Isle 20/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; smoky Hill 23/6/43; Dow Fd 5/7/43; Assigned 429BS/2BG Ain M’Lila 13/7/43; Massicault 31/7/43; Missing in Action {7m} Istres le Tube 17/8/43; flak, #4 engine fire, eight chutes seen, crashed near Avignon, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 406. DANNY BOY.
B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3310 / Blood, Guts and Rust

42-3310 / Blood, Guts and Rust

Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 14/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Wade Sneed, Co-pilot: John Wenzel, Navigator: Melvin Breckenridge, Bombardier: Scott Barrows, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bertil Olsen, Radio Operator: Virgil Ulven, Ball turret gunner: Fred Oppelt, Waist gunner: John Danielson, Waist gunner: Clarry Pane,Tail gunner: Carl Spirito (10 Returned to Duty) flak, ditched Mediterranean Sea 13 miles off Bone, North Africa, all rescued. Missing Air Crew Report 396. BLOOD, GUTS AND RUST.
B-17 #42-3222 / Deuces Wild

42-3222 / Deuces Wild

Delivered Cheyenne 1-Apr-43; Dow Field 23-May-43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 28-May-43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17-Aug-43 Shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed at Reichenbach, Germany 10 miles south of Darmstadt, Ger. 2KIA 8POW Missing Air Crew Report 292. DUECES WILD.