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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38930

43-38930

Delivered Lincoln 12/10/44; Grenier 27/10/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-N] Snetterton 29/10/44; following a training flight with Ed Onisko was hit on runway by 43-38576 with Len Kramer, but repaired and returned to operations.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30714 / Hustling Sue

42-30714 / Hustling Sue

Delivered Denver 16/7/43; Gr Isle 8/8/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-A/S] Thurleigh 25/8/43; battle damage over Solingen 1/12/43 Pilot: Capt George Rees, Co-Pilot: Geno DeBetta, Navigator: W.H. Dickenson, Bombardier: W.S. Ellertsdon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: L.G. Dillon, Radio Operator: J.K Atchley, Waist Gunner: Harry Shutts, Waist Gunner: E.D. Walters, Tail Gunner: J.K. Hadberg (9RTD); Ball Turret Gunner: Ken Rood (KIA- chute failed to open). Severe turbulence caused ship to crashed at College Farm, Lasham, Hants, UK Salvaged. No MACR. HUSTLING SUE.

B-17 #42-30720 / Nine Yanks and a Rebel

42-30720 / Nine Yanks and a Rebel

Delivered Dallas 17/7/43; Gore 18/7/43; Dallas 21/7/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Gr Isle 10/8/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG Thurleigh; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-O] Kimbolton 19/10/43; transferred 15AF 2/5/44; Ret UK AFSC 7/6/44; Returned to the USA 4136 BU 3/7/44; 610 BU Eglin 23/2/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 5/1/46. NINE YANKS AND A REBEL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38236

43-38236

Delivered Cheyenne 11/7/44; Kearney 21/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-M] Deenethorpe 25/8/44; battle damaged Frankfurt 5/11/44 with ?; crash landed Dunmow A/fd, UK; Salvaged 8/11/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83499

44-83499

Delivered Topeka 19/3/45; slated 8AF, transferred Sth Plains 15/4/45; Patterson 25/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83498

44-83498

Delivered Hunter 18/3/45; Grenier 29/3/45; Assigned 8AF 1/4/45; re-ass 30/4/47; 10 HBS Oberpfaffenhofen 18/1/48; Recl Comp 27/5/48.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107022 / In The Mood

42-107022 / In The Mood

Delivered Tulsa 31/1/44; Kearney 3/2/44; Presque Is 17/2/44; Assigned: 338BS/96BG [BX-F] Snetterton 14/3/44; MIA Munster 5/10/44 Pilot: Ken Berve, Co-Pilot: Howard Franklyn, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Saling, Waist Gunner: Bob Robinson (4POW); Navigator: Otto Lundquist, Bombardier: Bill Jones, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jack Miller, Radio Operator: Tom Grissom, Jack Tail Gunner: Milward (5KIA); flak, crashed Roxel, NW of Munster, Germany. MACR 9514. IN THE MOOD.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-106991

42-106991

Delivered Denver 19/1/44; MacDill 29/1/44; Morrison 1/3/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Sterparone 12/3/44; transferred 347BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action {22m} Ploesti 18/5/44 with Herschel McClain, Gilroy, Lindquist, Corcoran, Miaskiewicz, Newman, Confer, Jones, Downs, Flye, Nolan; flak, crashed Mostar; Missing Air Crew Report 5066.

B-17 #42-97395 / Chute The Works

42-97395 / Chute The Works

Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/44; Kearney 17/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-F] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; mechanical fault, with Dave Stauffer, caused fire and burnt out at RAF Saltby 25/43/45; 111m, Salvaged 2 SAD 25/3/45. CHUTE THE WORKS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8712 / Lonesome Polecat

44-8712 / Lonesome Polecat

Delivered Cheyenne 3/12/44; Hunter 15/12/44; Dow Fd 3/1/45; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [4N-S] Sudbury 8/1/45 (last aircraft assgd to Grp); {13m} MIA Grafenwohr 8/4/45 Pilot: Tom Hohmann, Bob Crain, Elwin Newell (3POW); Paul Loreen, Fernandi DeLuma, Bob Brown, Bill Schneider, Norman Robins {tg}, Lt Henry Bodzin {radar nav} (6KIA); flak, crashed Rehau, Germany. MACR 13738. LONESOME POLECAT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30386

42-30386

Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dyersburg 27/6/43; Smoky Hill 28/6/43; Gr Isle 22/7/43; Presque Is 2/8/43; Assigned: 364BS/305BG [WF-E] Chelveston 6/9/43; MIA Ludwigshafen 7/1/44 Pilot: Neil Lathrop, Tail Gunner: Alf Wendt (2EVD), Co-Pilot: Jesse Crookshanks, Navigator: Gordon Prout, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Earl Adams, Radio Operator: Joe Geiger, Waist Gunner: George Ayer, Waist Gunner: Otto Dambach (6POW), Bombardier: Chas Roberts, Ball Turret Gunner: Elmer LeJuene (2KIA-went down with ship); flak, crashed near Estree Blanche, 15 miles N of St Pol, Fr. MACR 1963.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-32064 / Going

42-32064 / Going

Delivered Cheyenne 20/1/44; Ft Bragg 4/2/44; MacDill 5/2/44; Morrison 9/3/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Tortorella 15/3/44; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; {64m} became cargo aircraft from 14/11/44; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/12/45. GOING.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37522

43-37522

Delivered Chamberlain Fd, Minn 26/4/44; Gt Falls 29/4/44; Minneapolis 1/5/44; MacDill 7/7/44; 328 BU Gulfport 13/12/44; Recl Comp 11/1/45. (force landed Gulfport, Ms 28/7/45?)

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97809

42-97809

Delivered Denver 3/3/44; Hendricks 2/5/44; 2137 BU Hendricks 18/11/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/11/45.

B-17 #42-32113

42-32113

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Thurleigh 12/3/44; MIA Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Bob Ehrler, Co-Pilot: Alden Maynes, Navigator: John James, Bombardier: Burton Gustafson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Pratt (5POW); Radio Operator: Ben Ferns, Ball Turret Gunner: Gaetano Abbattiello, Waist Gunner: Chester Predko, Tail Gunner: John Hay (4KIA); flak hit severed tail, crashed Perleberger-Brucke, Berlin; MACR 4952.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38418 / Glittering Gal

43-38418 / Glittering Gal

Delivered Cheyenne 31/7/44; Kearney 10/8/44; Grenier 9/9/44; Assigned 348BS/99BG Tortorella 10/10/44; Missing in Action {36m} Korneuberg, Aus 20/3/45 with Rich Urban, Turriso, Marilley, Bjustron, Welch, Wamser, Austrian, Whitley, Boorstein, Appleman; flak, crashed Kriszevci; Missing Air Crew Report 13054. GLITTERING GAL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30269

42-30269

Delivered Cheyenne 6/5/43; Gore 7/5/43; Roswell 24/6/43; Hobbs 7/7/43; Roswell 4/8/43; 3701 BU Amarillo 2/11/44; 3030 BU Roswell 6/11/44; 3010 BU Williams 10/12/44; 3020 BU La Junta 4/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Stillwater 4/8/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-32094

42-32094

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; MacDill 7/2/44; Morrison 9/3/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Tortorella 14/3/44; transferred 416BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; {88m} Returned to the USA 1103 BU Morrison 11/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31976

42-31976

Delivered Cheyenne 12/1/44; Roswell 20/1/44; 3030 BU Roswell 26/12/44; 3010 BU Williams 20/1/45; 3020 BU La Junta 23/4/45; 2114 BU Lockbourn 25/6/45; 2137 BU Hendricks 18/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30420 / Her Did

42-30420 / Her Did

Delivered Cheyenne 30/5/43; Gore 1/6/43; Rapid City 10/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Gr Isle 28/6/43; Laurel 1/7/43; Gr Isle 18/7/43; Dow Fd 20/7/43; Assigned 340BS/97BG Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; weather aircraft from 9/7/44; Returned to the USA 1103 BU Morrison 13/3/45; 4100 BU Patterson 23/5/45; 2137 BU Hendricks 28/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 6/9/45. HER DID.

B-17 #42-102873 / The Joker II

42-102873 / The Joker II

Delivered Cheyenne 14/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Grenier 11/5/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-H] Ridgewell 22/5/44; MIA {51+m} Bremen 3/2/45 Pilot: John Anderson (KIA); Co-Pilot: Leon Wall, Navigator: Paul Gayori, Bombardier: Carl Forbes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carl Kemppainen, Radio Operator: George Nessly, Ball Turret Gunner: Mike Medzic, Waist Gunner: Curtis Wallace, Tail Gunner: Bob McGreevy (8POW); flak, crashed Jagen, Germany. ; MACR 12096. THE JOKER II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38957

43-38957

Delivered Lincoln 23/10/44; Dow Fd 2/11/44; Assigned 8AF 9/11/44; 10HBS Oberpfaffenhofen 30/4/47; Recl Comp 1/10/48.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38943

43-38943

Delivered Hunter 20/10/44; Dow Fd 27/10/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 29/10/44; MIA Cologne 10/1/45 Pilot: Bob Larson, Co-Pilot: Bob Jones, Navigator: Ed James, Bombardier: Jim Carr, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Keltner, Radio Operator: Lew Hicks, Ball Turret Gunner: Phil Johnson, Waist Gunner: John Chateau, Tail Gunner: Hugo Peterson (9KIA); flak, crashed Mannheim, Germany. MACR 11585.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5774

42-5774

Delivered Long Beach 12/1/43; Gt Falls 31/1/43; Hobbs 1/3/43; 3017 BU Hobbs 17/6/44; 3036 BU Yuma 24/6/44; 4160 BU Albuquerque 21/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 27/7/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38940 / The Black Brassiere

43-38940 / The Black Brassiere

Delivered Hunter 20/10/44; Dow Fd 27/10/44; Assigned 8AF 29/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45.