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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5742 / Plain Dealing Express

42-5742 / Plain Dealing Express

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 15/11/42; Montbrook 31/3/43; Presque Is 30/4/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-L] Alconbury 13/5/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5/10/43; Returned to the USA 3/4/44; 3036 BU Yuma 4/5/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 18/5/45. PLAIN DEALING EXPRESS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5740 / Montecello

42-5740 / Montecello

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 7/11/42; Biggs 18/3/43; Montbrook 31/3/43; Presque Is 30/4/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-E] Alconbury 4/5/43; Returned to the USA Gander 2/11/43; 3010 BU Williams 26/9/44; 3036 BU Yuma 4/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 18/5/45. MONTICELLO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5739 / Lufkin Ruffian

42-5739 / Lufkin Ruffian

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 6/11/42; Biggs 15/3/43; Montbrook 1/4/43; Presque Is 30/4/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-J] Alconbury 4/5/43; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-J] Molesworth 16/7/43; 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 28/8/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 12/10/43; Returned to the USA 3/11/44; 3036 BU Yuma 4/5/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 18/5/45. LUFKIN RUFFIAN.

B-17 #41-9211 / Typhoon McGoon II

41-9211 / Typhoon McGoon II

Delivered Cheyenne 22/5/42; Assigned 98BS/11BG Hawaii (flew to New Caledonia, at Guadalcanal Jan 43); fitted with ASV radar on nose and under wing and at least eight missions and six Japanese aircraft to its credit; retUS 901 BU Orlando 14/12/45. TYPHOON McGOON II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5738 / Boston Tea Party

42-5738 / Boston Tea Party

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 4/11/42; Biggs 18/3/43; Orlando 28/4/43; Presque Is 1/5/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-G] Alconbury 4/5/43; Returned to the USA 2/11/43; Yuma 4/5/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 24/5/45. BOSTON TEA PARTY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5737 / Dakota Demon

42-5737 / Dakota Demon

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 4/11/42; Biggs 14/3/43; Orlando 30/4/43; Presque Is 3/5/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-K] Alconbury 11/5/43; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-Q] Molesworth 16/7/43; AFSC 10/10/43; Returned to the USA 2/11/43; Salvaged 6/1/46. DAKOTA DEMON.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5482 / Cat-O-Nine Tails

42-5482 / Cat-O-Nine Tails

Delivered Cheyenne 15/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Brookley 1/2/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-W] Molesworth 6/3/43; sustained flak damage over Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Franklin Ball, Navigator: Jim Berger, Bombardier: Marion Blackburn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tony Kujawa, Radio Operator: Ed Sexton, Ball turret gunner: Chester Petrosky{wia), Waist gunner: Bob Jaouen{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Woodrow Greenlee{Wounded in Action},Tail gunner: Francis Anderson (10 Returned to Duty); crew bailed near coast and aircraft crash landed Riseley, Beds., near Molesworth, UK, 20 miles away, broke in half after hitting tree, and sal. CAT O’NINE TAILS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5735 / Wango Wango

42-5735 / Wango Wango

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 30/10/42; Biggs 15/3/43; Montbrook 31/3/43; Presque Is 4/5/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-B] Alconbury 4/5/43; Missing in Action Huls 22/6/43 with Andy Bilek, Co-pilot: Bill Carey, Navigator: Bob Darden, Bombardier: Ed Fuller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Bosse, Radio Operator: John Randall, Ball turret gunner: Milton Hoenn, Waist gunner: Ralph Kesling, Waist gunner: Bob Pierce,Tail gunner: Wilf Godette (10 Prisoner of War), flak KO’d #1 & #4, ship crashed at Pont, near Geldern, 16 miles NW of Krefeld, Ger. WANGO WANGO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9209 / Blues In The Nite

41-9209 / Blues In The Nite

Delivered Lowry 19/5/42; Assigned 64BS/19BG Hawaii 22/9/42; transferred 63BS/43BG Jackson Fd, PNG; crashed on take off for night mission from Seven Mile Strip, PNG, 12/4/43 with Major Ken McCullar, Co-pilot: Byron Andrews. N-Blaine McCord, Bombardier: John Schultz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elmer Hansen, Radio Operator: Phil Zurnwalt, Ball turret gunner: Bert Bredemier, Waist gunner: George Mowad, Waist gunner: Dave Stuckey, pass?-Pierre O’Grady,Tail gunner: Mike Paz (11 Killed in Action); Written off 15/4/43. BLUES IN THE NIGHT.

B-17 #42-5736 / Tampa Tornado

42-5736 / Tampa Tornado

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 5/11/42; Biggs 14/3/43; Orlando 5/4/43; Presque Is 3/5/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-C] Alconbury 14/5/43 as YB-40; transferred 359BS/303BG [BN-Q] Molesworth 3/8/43; 524BS/379BG [WA-P] Kimbolton 28/8/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 9/10/43; Returned to the USA 28/3/44; 3010 BU Williams 26/9/44; 3036 BU Yuma 11/11/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 18/5/45. TAMPA TORNADO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5733 / Peoria Prowler

42-5733 / Peoria Prowler

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 29/10/42; Biggs 18/3/43; Montbrook 31/3/43; Presque Is 30/4/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-F] Alconbury 3/5/43 PEORIA PROWLER; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-T] Bassingbourn 16/7/43; Salvaged 20/3/44; Returned to the USA 2/11/43; Yuma 5/9/44; Williams 26/9/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 18/5/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5732 / The Mugger

42-5732 / The Mugger

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 29/10/42; Biggs 15/3/43; Orlando 29/4/43; Presque Is 3/5/43 Assigned Keck Prov BG; Assigned 327BS/92BG Alconbury, t/o Goose Bay for Meeks Fd, where pilot found poor weather and decided to press on for UK, and low on gas, crash landed Brenish, Isle of Lewis, UK 7/5/43; Salvaged & taken to Stornaway; with Paul Casey, Co-pilot: Don Weir, Navigator: Jim Combest, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Grover Groff, g-Henry Finagar, Karl Waldoogal (6 Returned to Duty); Returned to the USA 28/3/44; 3036 BU Yuma 4/5/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 18/5/45. THE MUGGER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9208

41-9208

Delivered Lowry 20/5/42; Assigned 435BS/19BG Hawaii 7/6/42; transferred 63BS/43BG Hickam Fd, Hi; with John Kidd crash landed Canton Is.Hi 22/6/42; crashed on take off Port Moresby with Price 19/9/42, Salvaged.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9207 / Texas #6

41-9207 / Texas #6

Delivered Lowry 19/5/42; Assigned 435BS/19BG Hawaii 6/6/42; transferred 64BS/43BG; s/d, crashed Hong Kong mountain 1/6/43 with Ernie Naumann, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Fox [wia*], Radio Operator: Paul Cascio,Tail gunner: Chas Green [wia*](4 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Winslow Gardner, Navigator: Chas Lewis, Bombardier: Oliver Alvin, Ball turret gunner: Virgil Voss, Waist gunner: Bruno Bukalski, Waist gunner: Albert Smith (6 Killed in Action); there were four survivors, but when local natives led them to a Japanese patrol they were probably executed. Written off 6/6/43. Wreckage found on summit by RAAF 12/3/46. TEXAS #6.

B-17 #42-97075 / Flak Dodger

42-97075 / Flak Dodger

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 9/2/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [V] Glatton 7/3/44; dec War Weary 26/3/45; transferred 351BG Polebrook 21/4/45; ret 457BG Glatton 11/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4124 BU Altus 13/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45. FLAK DODGER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97645

42-97645

Delivered Denver 16/1/44; 1SAG Langley 25/2/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned (H2X) 814BS/482BG Alconbury 10/4/44; landing accident with Andy Opsata 4/12/44; transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-P] Thorpe Abbotts 21/5/45; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 7/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97066

42-97066

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 8/2/44; Presque Is 21/1/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-D] Polebrook 26/3/44; Missing in Action {22m} Le Bourget 14/6/44 with Joe Dixey, Co-pilot: Capt Jim Lowery (2 evaded capture); Bombardier: Tom Trolinger, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob McCullough, Radio Operator: Don Kemohah, Ball turret gunner: Arthur Gross, Waist gunner: Joe Barnes,Tail gunner: John Offutt (6 Prisoner of War) Navigator: Bob Shafer, Waist gunner: Don Henderson (2KIA, the latter of wounds as Prisoner of War)); flak, crashed Abbeville, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5796.

B-17 #42-30213 / Li’l One

42-30213 / Li’l One

Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/6/43; crashed on take off for Bremen after encountering mechanical problems 13/11/43 with Bob Simons, Co-pilot: Alvin Marcus, Navigator: Bob Gudgel, Bombardier: John Pond, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ira Mooney, Radio Operator: Erwin Rehder Wounded in Action, Ball turret gunner: Tony Giangreco, Waist gunner: Bill Thompson, Waist gunner: Bob Pardue,Tail gunner: Chas Hash (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed East Wretham, Nfk; UK. Salvaged. LI’L ONE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9206

41-9206

Delivered Lowry 19/5/42; Assigned 435BS/19BG Hawaii 7/6/42; force landed Orangerie Bay, New Guinea 24/9/42 with George Newton, Co-pilot: Dusty O’Connor, Navigator: McMahon, – Cameron, – Olson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: ‘Pappy’ Hale, Radio Operator: Don Pittenger, Al Regis, Ball turret gunner: George White, Waist gunner: Tex Williams,Tail gunner: Holmes (11 Returned to Duty). Salvaged.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8616

44-8616

Delivered Hunter 2/11/44; Grenier 23/11/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Z] Thorpe Abbotts 25/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97637

42-97637

Delivered Denver 13/1/44; 1SAG Langley 4/2/44; Grenier 4/3/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-N] Chelveston; battle damaged Saarbrucken 23/5/44 with Capt F.J. Fullilove, crew unknown; flak damage, crash landed base, (10 Returned to Duty); Salvaged.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97638 / Follow Me

42-97638 / Follow Me

Delivered Denver 14/1/44; 1SAG Langley 4/2/44; Grenier 16/3/44; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 20/3/44; transferred 91BG Bassingbourn 27/4/44; 351BG Polebrook 14/6/44; transferred 748BS/457BG [Z] Glatton 7/8/44; 749BS; Missing in Action Politz, Ger 7/10/44 with Bill Flannery, Co-pilot: Jewell Lowery, Bombardier: John Schloendorn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lloyd Lagassa, Radio Operator: Dwayne Stowits (5 Killed in Action); Navigator: Morris Arnovitz, Ball turret gunner: Paul Moll, Waist gunner: George Petty,Tail gunner: Lt Walt Strossner, Lt Ray Moon {radar nav}; (5 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Politz; Missing Air Crew Report 9773. FOLLOW ME.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9196

41-9196

Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/42; slated RAF but transferred 30BS/19BG Hickam 7/10/42 then Mareeba, Aus.; re-fuelled Pt Moresby t/o but Missing in Action Vunakanau, shot down over New Britain 5/10/42 with Earl L. Hageman, Co-pilot: Dale Hanson, Navigator: Angelo Bianco, Bombardier: Wade Lowry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Mike Adamow, Radio Operator: Tom Jack, Waist gunner: Frank Mehock, Waist gunner: Tom Wilzbacher,Tail gunner: Frank Plunkett. (9 Killed in Action). Missing Air Crew Report 15207.

B-17 #42-39792 / Half & Half

42-39792 / Half & Half

Delivered Long Beach 2/9/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-X] Thorpe Abbotts 29/9/43; Missing in Action Rostock 20/2/44 with Art Harris, Co-pilot: John Dutka, Navigator: Morris West, Bombardier: Albt Marchiondo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alvin Graffhoff, Radio Operator: Rene Tujaguo, Ball turret gunner: Don Petrecca, Waist gunner: John Martin, Waist gunner: Lester Errett,Tail gunner: Fred Kaczynski (10INT); enemy aircraft set fire to #2, crashed Tofthogs Gard, Swed. Missing Air Crew Report 2427. HALF & HALF.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31702

42-31702

Delivered Denver 9-Dec-43; Kearney 28-Dec-43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-A] Polebrook 30-Jan-44. Sustained a direct hit from flak over the target, the aircraft factories at Schkeuditz, Germany on 16-Aug-44. Aircraft exploded in mid-air before all of the crew could bale out and crashed at Burgwerben, Germany. This aircraft had flown 47 missions. 3KIA 6POW MACR 7902.