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B-17 #41-24562 / Sky Wolf

41-24562 / Sky Wolf

303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Bangor 14/10/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 60m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Aubrey Emerson, Co-pilot: McDonald Riddick, Navigator: Lew Halliburton, Bombardier: Don Delaura, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Grover Mullins, Radio Operator: Jim Supple, Waist gunner: John Visznecki, Waist gunner: Jim Pleasant,Tail gunner: Bernie Sutton (9 Prisoner of War), Ball turret gunner: Howard Zeitner (Killed in Action); crashed Wolsdorf, four miles SW of Helmstedt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1925. SKY WOLF.

B-17 #41-24619 / S-for-Sugar

41-24619 / S-for-Sugar

303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-S] Bangor 5-Oct-42; Molesworth 25-Oct-42; 52m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11-Jan- 44 with Tom Simmons, Co-pilot: Fred Reichel, Navigator: Bill Clyatt, Bombardier: Dick Vaughan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace Elliott, Radio Operator: Joe Bennett, Ball turret gunner: Dante Dipietra, Waist gunner: Bob Livingstondied Stalag 17B, Krems 27/3/44, Waist gunner: Bob Stewart,Tail gunner: Wesley Hasty (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft severely damaged ship, crew bailed, but it flew on and crashed in woods at Oberhaus, between Bad Lauterberg & Braunlage, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1923. S FOR SUGAR.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29487 / Ritzy Blitz

42-29487 / Ritzy Blitz

91st Bomb Group 324th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 22/12/42; Salina 2/2/43; Duncan 23/2/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-K] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; 48m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Wayne Hedglin, Co-pilot: Don Jones, Navigator: Carey Goodwin, Waist gunner: Bill Francisco, Waist gunner: Walt Williams (5 Prisoner of War), Bombardier: John McKewen (chute failed), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cody Wolf, Radio Operator: James Lascu Jr., Ball turret gunner: George Richardson,Tail gunner: Stan Lyttle (5 Killed in Action); hit by 20 enemy aircraft KO’d #1 and fire broke out in fuselage, crashed Wennigsen/Diester, 12 miles SW of Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1915. RITZY BLITZ.

B-17 #42-29524 / Meat Hound

42-29524 / Meat Hound

303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 31/12/42; Salina 7/1/43; Morrison 2/12/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-D] Thurleigh 2/3/43; transferred 358BS/303BG [VK-K] Molesworth 30/7/43; 25m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44; hit by enemy aircraft over Durgerdam, crew bailed over Ijsselmeer, Hol. Pilot brought ship home to crash landed Metfield, Sfk, UK. Missing Air Crew Report 4269. MEAT HOUND.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29861 / Buck-Shot

42-29861 / Buck-Shot

351st Bomb Group 509th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/43; Denver 1/3/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-X] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action {31m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Harry Cannon, Co-pilot: John May, Navigator: George Farrell, Bombardier: Bob Wood, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Ball, Radio Operator: Paul Kallas, Ball turret gunner: Manuel Trujillo, Waist gunner: Dick Emmick, Waist gunner: Wayne Kittilson,Tail gunner: Bob Broadsky (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Luederoad Estate, four miles E of Salzgitter, Ger. MACR1936. BUCK-SHOT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29961 / Passionate Witch

42-29961 / Passionate Witch

94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 16/4/43; Tinker 6/5/43; Lincoln 17/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [QE-V] Earls Colne 29/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Steve Butler (KIA-bailed out too low); Co-pilot: Bob Jahrman, Navigator: Norman Orchard, Bombardier: Jim Van Blaricom, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Robinson, Radio Operator: Chas King, Ball turret gunner: Wayne Cuppett, Waist gunner: Joe Cohlhepp, Waist gunner: Rich Erickson,Tail gunner: Ralph Allen (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Linderte, near Pattensen-Holtensen, ten miles SW of Hanover,. Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1882. PASSIONATE WITCH.

B-17 #42-30215 / Gremlin Gus aka Slightly Dangerous II

42-30215 / Gremlin Gus aka Slightly Dangerous II

388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron Technische Probleme

Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 8/5/43;Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Osnabruck 11/1/44 with Lou Carpentier, Co-pilot: Don Davidson, Navigator: George Dustin, Bombardier: Joe Rizzo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Hall, Radio Operator: Bill Burns, Ball turret gunner: Rod Nelson, Waist gunner: Paul Young,Tail gunner: Joe Kozlowski (9 Prisoner of War); mech problem on return #2 feathered, crashed Flakenholz, seven miles W of Hamelin, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3127. SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30248 / The Southern Queen aka The Buzzard aka Prodigal Son aka Lassie Come Home

42-30248 / The Southern Queen aka The Buzzard aka Prodigal Son aka Lassie Come Home

94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron410th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Tinker 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-X] Earls Colne 2/6/43 THE SOUTHERN QUEEN; Rougham 13/6/43 transferred 333BS as THE BUZZARD aka PRODIGAL SON; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Bob Randall, Co-pilot: Lloyd Hall, Navigator: Tom Nash, Bombardier: Jim Wilkinson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Hughes, Radio Operator: Bob James, Ball turret gunner: Albt Schwegel, Waist gunner: Harry Luttrell, Waist gunner: Walter Gray (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Bernie Brown, foto-Dave Barker (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Uiezen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1889. LASSIE COME HOME.

B-17 #42-30425 / Roger Dodg‘-Her

42-30425 / Roger Dodg‘-Her

94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 30/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Rapid City 19/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Dow Fd 5/7/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-J] Rougham 9/7/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Sam Lemly, Co-pilot: Martin Michels, Navigator: Fred Ehrhart, Bombardier: Irwin Ziegman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt Garber, Radio Operator: Ken Tubb, Ball turret gunner: John Abt, Waist gunner: John Chance, Waist gunner: George Debenko,Tail gunner: Melvin Monheit (9 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dan Bogue (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed SW of Abensen, nine miles NE of Neustadt am Rubengiberge, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1888. ROGER DODGE HER.

B-17 #42-3057 / Picadilly Commando aka Blonde Bomber

42-3057 / Picadilly Commando aka Blonde Bomber

91st Bomb Group 324th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeugvon der Flak abgeschossen oder beschädigt

Delivered Cheyenne 18/1/43; Nashville 27/2/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [LG-N] Wildflower 21/3/43; Bassingbourn 26/3/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben on its 38th mission, 11 January 1944 to Oschersleben, Germany. Pilot Wayne E. Murdoch chute failed to open; Radio Operator: Teddy J. Morris (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Kenneth L. Manson; Navigator: George F.Young Jr; Bombardier: Robert R. Case; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Arlo L. Roswell; Ball turret gunner: Thomas H. Rogers; Left Waist gunner: Walter T. Romanofski; Right Waist gunner: Russell B. Hoover; Tail gunner: Julius R. Sobieski – foot shot off in action (8POW-baled out over target area); Flak hits and enemy aircraft, crashed between Hornhausen and Ausleben, six miles NW of Oschersleben, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 1918. PICADILLY COMMANDO later BLONDE BOMBER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30782 / Rationed Passion

42-30782 / Rationed Passion

306th Bomb Group 368th Bomb Squadron369th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeugvon der Flak abgeschossen oder beschädigt

Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/43; Gr Isle 8/8/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh; transferred 369BS; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Bill Reed, Navigator: Ivan Glaze, Bombardier: Myron Dmochowski{Wounded in Action}, Ball turret gunner: Joe O’Connell,Tail gunner: Warren Cole (5 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Tom Brady, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Orian Owens**, Radio Operator: Chas Nichols**, Waist gunner: Albt Schaeffler, Waist gunner: John Gembrowski** (5KIA-**all shot after interrogation); enemy aircraft & flak hit set wing on fire, crashed Heegejanskamp, near Nijverdal, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1931.

B-17 #42-31076 / Chief Sly’s Son

42-31076 / Chief Sly’s Son

91st Bomb Group 322nd Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Gr Island 3/10/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [0R-L] Bassingbourn 16/10/43; transferred 322BS [LG-X]; Missing in Action 18m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with J. C. Page, Navigator: Larry Lynch, Bombardier: Bill Stevenson, Radio Operator: Albt Macos, Ball turret gunner: Arlie Wotring, Waist gunner: Jim Alfred, Waist gunner: Chas Brokke,Tail gunner: Warren Oliver (8 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Tom Butler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Art Ginder (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft set wing on fire then ship exploded, crashed Schmede, near Dummer Lake, seven miles SW of Diepholz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1919. CHIEF SLY’S SON.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31107 / Lady Jane

42-31107 / Lady Jane

447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 5/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 29/11/43; Missing in Action Halbestadt 11/1/44 with Herschell Jarrell, Co-pilot: Lt Col Chas Bowman, Bombardier: Tom Tate, Radio Operator: John Smitherfound 14/8/44, Ball turret gunner: John Harrison, Waist gunner: Alphonse Rossetti, Waist gunner: Ray Wilson,Tail gunner: Lt Bill Zurynetz (8 Killed in Action); Navigator: John Cole, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gene Landry (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed swampy ground near Rehburg, 19 miles from Hanover, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2513

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3118 / Daisy June aka Shack Rabbit aka The Green Hornet

42-3118 / Daisy June aka Shack Rabbit aka The Green Hornet

381st Bomb Group96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron413th Bomb Squadron534th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-A] Thurleigh 16/4/43 DAISY JUNE; transferred 413BS SHACK RABBIT; transferred 534BS/381BG [GD-N] Ridgewell 6/7/43; Missing in Action 14m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Austin Larson, Co-pilot: Francis Wilson, Navigator: Horace Neff, Bombardier: George Regan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Nix, Radio Operator: Mike Trainer, Ball turret gunner: Milt Copeland, Waist gunner: John Crawbuck,Tail gunner: Alex Williams (9 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Ross Defenbaugh (Killed in Action); two engines KO’d by enemy aircraft & flak, crashed out of control at Goslar near Bernburg, 20 miles SW of Oschersleben, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1875. THE GREEN HORNET.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31216

42-31216

94th Bomb Group 331st Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Isle 16/10/43; Wilmington 19/10/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-L] Rougham 26/10/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Joe Rubin, Co-pilot: Allan Bolton, Navigator: Bob Smith, Bombardier: Bob Hughes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Davis, Radio Operator: John Cox, Ball turret gunner: Earl Hall, Waist gunner: Melvin Weissman, Waist gunner: Oscar Gallegos (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: John Smith (KIA-chute failed); enemy aircraft, crash landed close to Thuine Hospital, near Lingen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1884.

B-17 #42-31230 / Little Jean

42-31230 / Little Jean

91st Bomb Group 324th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 20/10/43; Memphis 26/10/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-A1] Bassingbourn 22/12/43; Missing in Action 3+m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Allen Uskela, Radio Operator: Eric Braga, Ball turret gunner: Bill Keib, Waist gunner: Marvin Pearl, Waist gunner: Franklin Buck,Tail gunner: Bert Pearson (6 Killed in Action), Co-pilot: Gilbert Heims, Navigator: George Potter, Bombardier: Bob Morgan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bernard Offley (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft attack blew hole in wing between #1 & #2, further attacks riddled cockpit then crashed Schoepenstedt, 12 miles SW of Helmstedt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1916. LITTLE JEAN.

B-17 #42-3131 / Winnie the Pooh aka Flak Wolf

42-3131 / Winnie the Pooh aka Flak Wolf

303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/43; 19/4/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-U] Molesworth 4/6/43; {40m} Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with John Carothers, Co-pilot: Chas Frost, Radio Operator: George Rajcula, Ball turret gunner: Bob Peavy, Waist gunner: Wiley Rogers, Waist gunner: Francis Morneau,Tail gunner: Roland Ziegler (7 Killed in Action), Navigator: Art Linnehan, Bombardier: Howard Barriscale, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harvey Scott (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hits and exploded, crashed Kloster Oesede, four miles SE of Osnabruk, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1966. WINNIE THE POOH then FLAK WOLF.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31372 / Malayan Lady aka Harass Dragon

42-31372 / Malayan Lady aka Harass Dragon

91st Bomb Group 323rd Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 26/10/43; Gr Island 11/11/43; Romulus 18/11/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-P] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; Missing in Action 5m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Edwin Reid, Co-pilot: Dick Morganchute caught fire, Bombardier: George Marghita, Radio Operator: Benton Lowry, Ball turret gunner: John Gustafson, Waist gunner: Melvin Stoddard,Tail gunner: Tony Czarnecki (7 Killed in Action), Navigator: John HausWounded in Action, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie Kretchmer, Waist gunner: Arnold Hovey (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft shot out #3, another enemy aircraft clipped bomber’s wing sent it into a dive to crashed Bad Muender, 12 miles SW of Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1917. MALAYAN LADY aka HARASS DRAGON.

B-17 #42-31417 / Big Time Operator II aka Patches

42-31417 / Big Time Operator II aka Patches

381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Gr Island 9/11/43; Nashville 11/11/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 11/12/43 BIG TIME OPERATOR II; Missing in Action 7m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Ernie Klein, Co-pilot: Paul Chelf, Bombardier: Louis Gill, Radio Operator: Melvin Soderstrom, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Pope, Waist gunner: Ed Schuitema, Waist gunner: John Miskin,Tail gunner: John Bunworth (Prisoner of War), Navigator: Jim Counce, Ball turret gunner: Stan Wright (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, on return crashed N of Hildesheim, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1879. PATCHES.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31481

42-31481

351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 6/11/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; Wilmington 30/11/43; Presque Is 1/12/43; Prestwick 7/12/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-B] Polebrook 2/1/44; Missing in Action {1m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Dick Case, Co-pilot: George Smith, Navigator: Ed Jackson, Bombardier: Dave Steed, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Hanson, Radio Operator: Jim Wiersma, Ball turret gunner: Dave Flanzbaum, Waist gunner: Harry Simmons, Waist gunner: Harry Peters (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Ray Howard (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Forest House, Donnershagen National Park, 11 miles SE of Holzminden, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1941.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3448

42-3448

303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/43; Scott Fd 9/8/43; force landed base with Ray Irby 11/8/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG Molesworth 18/10/43; 13m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Henry Eich, Co-pilot: Bill Woodside, Navigator: Jim Carroll, Bombardier: Bill Stein, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Lensonlater repatriated, Ball turret gunner: John Celoni, Waist gunner: Edmond Maggia, Waist gunner: Delton Erdmann,Tail gunner: Ray Gilstraparm shot off (9 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: Dan Harvey (KIA, body washed up Neinburg, Ger. 5/3/44); ship hit by enemy aircraft and lagged behind, crashed northern edge of Steinhuder Lake, two miles NE of Rehburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1924.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3486 / Invictus

42-3486 / Invictus

482nd Bomb Group 812th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 10/7/43; Rome 24/7/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-D] Alconbury 22/9/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Paul McGinnis, Co-pilot: Roy Peterson, Navigator: Clarry Bevins, John O’Brien{ex nav}, Bombardier: George Wylie, Waist gunner: Joe Keane, Waist gunner: Angelo Riccardi,Tail gunner: Harry Sutton (8 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Will Glenn, Radio Operator: Ray Rajala, Ball turret gunner: Eulan Mills (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Ijselmeer, Holl. Missing Air Crew Report 2522. (Found Oost-Flevoland, with two bodies 3/68, and strike photos).

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3504 / Lady Jean

42-3504 / Lady Jean

96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 16/7/43; Scott 11/8/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-F] Snetterton 3/9/43; Missing in Action Kiel 11/1/44 with Russell Ford, Co-pilot: Chas Kizer, Navigator: Ashby Hunter, Bombardier: John McGlynn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ben Milling, Radio Operator: Alex Crowell, Ball turret gunner: Eugene Raight, Waist gunner: George Tyminski, Waist gunner: Guy Lowery,Tail gunner: Bernie Kritchunas (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea; another B-17 signalled rescue launch but all lost. Missing Air Crew Report 2376.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3514 / Dinah Mite II aka Doll Baby

42-3514 / Dinah Mite II aka Doll Baby

381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 13/7/43; Hill 20/8/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-V] Ridgewell 24/9/43 (DINAH MITE II?); Missing in Action 18+m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Billy Chason, Co-pilot: Henry Mickelson, Navigator: Larry Walker, Bombardier: Americus Gentile, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Hydra, Radio Operator: Bob Wollbrecht, Ball turret gunner: Ray Martin, Waist gunner: Howard Greenwood, Waist gunner: Tom Cobb,Tail gunner: Steve Kudla (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, #3 caught fire, crashed between Oldenburg and Bremen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1878. DOLL BABY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3530

42-3530

94th Bomb Group 332nd Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 20/7/43; Dyersburg 9/8/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-H] Rougham 9/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Elza Fairchild, Co-pilot: Ken Amberg, Navigator: Chas Watkins, Bombardier: John McCarthy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Pippin, Radio Operator: Alonzo Christian, Ball turret gunner: Theo Violette, Waist gunner: Sam Diamond, Waist gunner: Ray Wright (9 Killed in Action); Ed Hunt (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Watenstedt, 15 miles S of Helmstedt A/Fd, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1885.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37719 / Hellcat

42-37719 / Hellcat

381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron von der Flak abgeschossen oder beschädigt

Delivered Long Beach 6/8/43; Walla Walla 15/8/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-X] Ridgewell 8/10/43; Missing in Action (12m) Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Don Nason, Co-pilot: Joe Byser*, Navigator: Tony Anagnos, Bombardier: Chas Fiery*, Radio Operator: Ralph Lab, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Buster Harrah*, Waist gunner: Paul Stonich, Ball turret gunner: Ray Beus,Tail gunner: George Whitney (9 Killed in Action), Waist gunner: John Lantz (POW-rescued by Urk fishermen); flak damaged three engines, ditched Enkhuizerzand, on Ijsselmer, Zuider Zee, Hol; * bodies never found; (Lantz returned when aircraft recovered from Ijsselmeer in Feb 1975, after aircraft found in June 1966); Missing Air Crew Report 1881. HELLCAT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37730

42-37730

381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron von der Flak abgeschossen oder beschädigt

Delivered Denver 10/8/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell 20/9/43; Missing in Action {15+m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Gordon Crozier, Co-pilot: Sid Van Ness, Navigator: George Hannon, Bombardier: Albt Monaco, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Dideum, Ball turret gunner: Bob Osborne, Waist gunner: Gordon Giddens, Waist gunner: Cliff Easley,Tail gunner: Walt Purnell (9 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: George Balmore (Killed in Action); flak, ship exploded & crashed near Schlagen, eight miles N of Paderborn, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1887.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37768

42-37768

379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 23/8/43; Gr Island 18/9/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-J] Kimbolton 19/10/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with P.A. Waggoner Jr, Co-pilot: Burt Emerson, Navigator: Herb Young, Bombardier: Art Desmond{surrendered four days later}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Will Cowan, Radio Operator: Murray Nadel, Ball turret gunner: Brady Adkins, Waist gunner: Ken Taylor (8 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Noel Hillyard{chute failed},Tail gunner: Bob Sutton (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Gifhorn/Hanover road junction, a mile S of Hanigsen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1943.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37798 / Big Stoop

42-37798 / Big Stoop

94th Bomb Group 331st Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 1/9/43; Gr Island 22/9/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-X] Rougham 27/9/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Bill Service, Co-pilot: Mark Lee, Navigator: Paul Carr, Bombardier: Don Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ross Schwasinger, Radio Operator: Edwin Krouse, Waist gunner: Alvin Baltzer, Waist gunner: George Bragdon (8 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Dick Westover,Tail gunner: Levi Dikeman (2KIA-possibly killed by irate civilians); enemy aircraft, crashed Rahden, 17 miles SE of Diepholz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1883. BIG STOOP.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37867 / Berlin Ambassador

42-37867 / Berlin Ambassador

388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron von der Flak abgeschossen oder beschädigt

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 42-37896

42-37896

303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 7/10/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-B] Molesworth 27/12/43; {3m} Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Bob Hallden, Co-pilot: Ray Gentry (2 Killed in Action), Navigator: Gerard Limon, Bombardier: John Hubenschmidt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry Beben, Radio Operator: Dalton Hutchins, Ball turret gunner: Clyde Moore, Waist gunner: Bob Robinson, Waist gunner: Henry Hays,Tail gunner: Carl Chatoir (8 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft shot off tail, crashed Kirchlengern, 22 miles E of Osnabruck, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1930.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37962 / Betty Lou

42-37962 / Betty Lou

381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Denver 26/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-L] Ridgewell 20/12/43; 4m Missing in Action Oschersleben flying as a spare 11/1/44 with Bob Saur, Co-pilot: Frank Capobianco, Navigator: Phil Miller, Bombardier: Doug Warren, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Davis, Radio Operator: John Brogden, Ball turret gunner: Harry Prestwoodstill in turret when found,Tail gunner: Jim Jones (8 Killed in Action), Waist gunner: L.T. Patterson, Waist gunner: Bernard Keene (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft exploded near by and egine hit ship breaking it in half, crashed Mittelberg Forest, near Gellenbeck, six miles SW of Osnabruck, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1876. BETTY LOU.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39758 / Skye Scrapper

42-39758 / Skye Scrapper

92nd Bomb Group 325th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 24/8/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-K] Podington 2/12/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Joe Trynes, Co-pilot: Norman Burascano, Navigator: Earl Faris, Bombardier: Art Guinnip, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lester Streeter, Radio Operator: Seymour Weiss, Ball turret gunner: Billy Walker, Waist gunner: Sam Clevenger, Waist gunner: Don Gilbertson,Tail gunner: John Cramer (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Kotte Farm, Almelo, near Albergen, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1921. SKY SCRAPPER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39761 / Fireball II

42-39761 / Fireball II

351st Bomb Group 511th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 25/8/43; Scott 22/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 26/10/43; transferred 511BS/351BG [DS-D] Polebrook 25/11/43; Missing in Action {13m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Thompson White, Co-pilot: Valleau Wilkie, Navigator: Pete Soderling, Bombardier: Fred Warren{evaded but captured in Antwerp 1/6/44}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Mellen{captured Pyrenees}, Waist gunner: John Watson,Tail gunner: Hymen Hitow (7 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: Harry Dratz, Ball turret gunner: Walt Snyder{ret UK}, Waist gunner: Norman Elkin{ret UK} (3 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crash landed Zweeloo, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1939. FIREBALL II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39767

42-39767

94th Bomb Group 332nd Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 27/8/43; Scott 5/10/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM- ] Rougham 11/10/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with John Cota, Co-pilot: Chas Salzer, Navigator: Sam Moore, Bombardier: John Blevins, Radio Operator: Jesse Hennington, Ball turret gunner: Warren Davis, Waist gunner: Howard Shanks, Waist gunner: John Trautman (8 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Johnson,Tail gunner: Harry Johnson (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Gardessen, eight miles E of Brunswick, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1886.

B-17 #42-39775 / Frenesi

42-39775 / Frenesi

94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron Im Einsatz beschädigt

Delivered Long Beach 27/8/43; 333BS/94BG [TS-A] Rougham 13/10/43. Battle damaged Brunswick 11/1/44 with Bill Cely, Co-pilot: Jabez Churchill, Waist gunner: Everett HudsonWounded in Action, Waist gunner: Paul Pearson,Tail gunner: Cliff Prater (5 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Floyd McGowan, Bombardier: Alex Bender, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Preston Henderson, Radio Operator: Harry Anderson, Ball turret gunner: Jim Queen, foto-Warren Becker (6 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft severely riddled the ship, it limped home safely, but Written off later. Missing Air Crew Report 12969. FRENESI.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39794

42-39794

303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 3/9/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-F] Molesworth 18/10/43; {10m} Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Bill Dashiell, Co-pilot: Hilton Mabie, Navigator: Tom Sutherland, Bombardier: George Fee, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Stevenson, Radio Operator: Bernie Radebaugh, Ball turret gunner: Art Robinson, Waist gunner: Bob Parker, Waist gunner: Bob Owen,Tail gunner: Cliff McKinney (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Nollman Farm, Hagen-Natrup, six miles SW of Oschersleben, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1929.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39879

42-39879

390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 28/9/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-A] Framlingham 23/11/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Clyde Sanders Jr., Co-pilot: Joe Langer, Navigator: Vince Zimnewicz, Bombardier: Jim Hopwood, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Teal, Radio Operator: Chas McFealey, Ball turret gunner: Ed O’Reilly, Waist gunner: Rich Tobias, Waist gunner: Lowery Jennings (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Claude Vaughan (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Suttrup, near Lingen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2023.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39893

42-39893

401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 30/9/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-J] Deenethorpe 2/1/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44; enemy aircraft KO’d #4 and set fire to bomb bay, ship disintegrated in mid-air crashed ten miles S of Oschersleben; Missing Air Crew Report 2505.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39905

42-39905

351st Bomb Group 508th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 5/10/43; Gr Island 31/10/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-C] Polebrook 2/1/44; {2m} Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Tom Garner, Co-pilot: Ed Hodgson, Navigator: Tony Diprima, Bombardier: Albt LaShier, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vic Pyles, Radio Operator: Bruce Warden, Waist gunner: Keith Commins, Waist gunner: Bill Hefferman (8 Prisoner of War), Ball turret gunner: Erwin Huggett,Tail gunner: Ralph Foster (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed NW of Weissenborn, 25 miles E of Kassel, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1937.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39910

42-39910

381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 6/10/43; Gr Island 2/11/43; slated 384BG Grafton Underwood, but transferred 535BS/381BG [MS- ] Ridgewell 20/12/43; {1m} Missing in Action Bordeaux 31/12/43 with Earl Duarte, Co-pilot: Glen McCabe, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russ Jevons (3 evaded capture), Navigator: Cornelius Heintz, Bombardier: Harry Grimball, Radio Operator: Joe Balech, Ball turret gunner: Howard Norris, Waist gunner: Jim Martin, Waist gunner: Albt Smith,Tail gunner: Powell McDaniel (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crash landed Launaguet, near Chemin Boudou, N of Toulouse, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1978.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39969

42-39969

401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 21/10/43; 614BS/401BG [IW-K] Deenethorpe 2/1/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Capt Jim Foster, Co-pilot: Frank Miller, Navigator: Leo Casagrande, Bombardier: Tom Cameron, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Troy Campbell, Radio Operator: Joe Mehalschick, Ball turret gunner: Harry Brown, Waist gunner: Glen Graves, Waist gunner: Walt Hathaway,Tail gunner: Bill Orphan (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crash landed Osterode, near Dorste, SW of Lichtenstein ridge, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2508. (recovered and re-ass TB-17 27/4/48.)

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5264 / Yankee Doodle Dandy

42-5264 / Yankee Doodle Dandy

303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron Im Einsatz beschädigt

Delivered Denver 2/11/42; Saline 15/12/42; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-J] Molesworth 1/2/43; landing accident with Bob O’Connor 31/5/43; battle damaged over Oschersleben 11/1/44 with John Henderson, Co-pilot: Walter Ames, Navigator: Warren Wiggins, Bombardier: Woody Monkres, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Stan Moody, Radio Operator: Bob King, Ball turret gunner: Ed Ruppel, Waist gunner: Bill Simpkins (8 Returned to Duty); Waist gunner: Bob Jeffrey{wia-died base hospital},Tail gunner: Ralph Burkart (2KIA-rocket hit stabiliser); on return aircraft force landed at 2AD Watton, Nfk; Returned to the USA Amarillo 3/4/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Stillwater 24/9/45. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

B-17 #42-5360 / Old Faithful aka War Bride

42-5360 / Old Faithful aka War Bride

303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Tulsa 20/11/42; New Castle 13/12/42; Assigned 358BS/303BG Molesworth [VK-N] 8/1/43; Missing in Action [35m] Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Harry Schwaebe, Co-pilot: Harry Dumse, Navigator: Paul Degnan, Bombardier: Wilburn Wiley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Foreman, Radio Operator: Mark Tudor, Ball turret gunner: Ben Harvey, Waist gunner: Jim Malcolm,Tail gunner: George Lott (9 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Russ Whitesell (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Goslar, near Detmold, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1926. OLD FAITHFUL aka WAR BRIDE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5878 / Badger’s Beauty aka Yankee Eagle

42-5878 / Badger’s Beauty aka Yankee Eagle

100th Bomb Group381st Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron533rd Bomb Squadron Kollision in der Luft mit Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 14/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Salt Lake City 18/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-W] Thorpe Abbotts 30/5/43 BADGER’S BEAUTY; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 18/9/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Wilfred Perot, Co-pilot: Dudley Jones, Navigator: Bob Weaver, Bombardier: Adelbert Faulconer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Jerinowski, Radio Operator: O.K. Daniels, Ball turret gunner: Phillip Ball, Waist gunner: Walter Turk,Tail gunner: Tom Graham (9 Killed in Action), Waist gunner: Edwin Bosley (Prisoner of War); coll with enemy aircraft, crashed two miles E of Heyersum, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1874. YANKEE EAGLE.

B-17 #42-5918 / Heavenly Daze

42-5918 / Heavenly Daze

95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron Abschuss durch Feindflugzeug

Delivered Long Beach 7/5/43; Denver 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 19/5/43; Dow Fd 4/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Horham 15/6/43; Ball turret gunner: D. Jacoby [wia] 13/12/43; 36m, Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Jim Foley, Co-pilot: Paul Keith, Navigator: Chas Shaughnessy, Bombardier: Chas Wayman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Irving Rothman, Radio Operator: Earl Carter, Waist gunner: Ed Ciesler, Waist gunner: Bill King,Tail gunner: Bill Hobbs (9 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Warren Cadle (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Schwege, W of Lemforde, near Oldenburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2010. HEAVENLY DAZE.

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