“The best bomber which was ever built. She could handle extensive damage and still stay in the air.”
General Ira C. Eaker

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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2640 / Tojo’s Physic

41-2640 / Tojo’s Physic

Delivered Lowry 5/3/42; Assigned 93BS/19BG Hawaii 22/4/42; transferred 9BS/7BG taxi collision with 41-2460 at Horn Is, N Aus. with Capt Carey O’Bryan hit by aircraft on ground sheering nose off (30/7/42?) 27/7/43, Salvaged. TOJO’S PHYSIC.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38836

43-38836

Delivered Lincoln 27/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-R] Rougham 11/10/44; transferred 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/10/44; 602BS/398BG [K8-T] Nuthampstead 18/10/44; repaired Missing in Action 9/2/45 with Lamiell, AOC 11/2/45; Salvaged 5 SAD Merville, Fr. 10/12/45.

B-17 #43-37610 / Zootie Cutie

43-37610 / Zootie Cutie

Delivered Cheyenne 4/5/44; Hunter 17/5/44; Dow Fd 27/5/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-A] Bassingbourn 10/6/44; battle damaged Frankfurt 11/12/44 with Carl Melton; force landed continent; repaired & ret group 4/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 16/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 4/12/45. ZOOTIE CUTIE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31162 / Victory Ball

42-31162 / Victory Ball

Delivered Cheyenne 26/9/43; Gr Island 10/10/43; Memphis 14/10/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-V] Polebrook 7/11/43; transferred 511BS [DS-V]; Missing in Action {8m} Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Roy Parsons{+ 508BS crew}, Co-pilot: Henry Foster, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lloyd Wallace, Waist gunner: Bob Mitchell,Tail gunner: John West (5 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Erwin Cooper, Bombardier: Fred Ahlheim, Radio Operator: Casper Maggio, Ball turret gunner: Fred Bogar, Waist gunner: Gene Munson (5 Killed in Action); flak, crashed St Pol-de-Leon, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1757. VICTORY BALL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2639

41-2639

Delivered Lowry 5/3/42; Boise 4/4/42; Assigned 435BS/19BG Hawaii 27/5/42; Written off 19/1/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8694 / Dinah-mite

44-8694 / Dinah-mite

Delivered Lincoln 26/11/44; Dow Fd 16/12/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG Lavenham 2/2/45; damaged in mid-air collision force landed Peterborough, Northnts, with Chas Sicaro 4/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/6/45; Sth Plains 17/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45.