“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 43-38774 / Der Fuehrer’s Nightmare

43-38774 / Der Fuehrer’s Nightmare

Delivered Lincoln 19/9/44; Grenier 6/10/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-B] Horham 16/10/44; 335BS [OE-B]; with H. Griffin force landed Belgium 24/12/44; 68m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. DER FUEHRER’S NIGHTMARE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38297

43-38297

Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 10/8/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 3/3/45 with Chas White, Walter Helm, Jim Gunderson, George Lemberling, Marvin Knight, Fred Graf, Loren Arment, Doyle Whitney, Bob Boatman (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Apelern, Ger?. Missing Air Crew Report 12887.

B-17 #42-5081 / Luscious Lady

42-5081 / Luscious Lady

Delivered Tulsa 17/9/42; West Palm Beach 17/1/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-V] Molesworth 15/2/43; took off from RAF Colerne, NI on training mission and involved in landing accident at RAF Filton, 17/10/43 with Dave Shelhamer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: J.K. Willett, Radio Operator: W.L. Harvie, pass-Capt J.E.Whitaker, Capt M. Supernick, Cpl E.L. Hughes; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5/4/44; 419BS/301BG Lucera 7/7/44; {1m} Returned to the USA 4136 BU Tinker 27/4/44; Recl Comp Eglin 3/1/46. LADY/ LUSCIOUS/ LADY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31548 / Shu Shu Baby

42-31548 / Shu Shu Baby

Delivered Denver 20/11/43; Midford 22/11/43; Salt Lake 24/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Assigned 749BS/457BG [K] Glatton 29/1/44; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Podington 11/3/44; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Don Shufeldt, Co-pilot: Jim Poppell, Navigator: Joe Tobin, Bombardier: George Cuneo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Kyle Purcell, Radio Operator: Jim Mercer, Ball turret gunner: Roland Paquette, Waist gunner: Jim McGee, Waist gunner: Sam Penfield,Tail gunner: Dick Lloyd (10INT); force landed Rinkaby Afd, Kristianstad, Swed; Missing Air Crew Report 3671. Left for UK 20/6/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 1/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/12/45. Missing Air Crew Report 3671. SHU SHU BABY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38578

43-38578

Delivered Cheyenne 20/8/44; Lincoln 7/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 1/10/44; Missing in Action Cologne 17/10/44; flak, crashed Koblenz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9480.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3091

42-3091

Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/43; New Castle 18/4/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Framlingham 12/5/43; 5m, transferred 422BS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 17/6/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt (a night mission 3/4 Oct) 4/10/43 with Tom Seay, Bombardier: Norman Sarrat, Radio Operator: Chas Cox, Waist gunner: Bernie Resnicoff,Tail gunner: Jim Burney (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Ed Troph, Navigator: Bob Pierce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Brauser, Ball turret gunner: L.G. McCoy, Waist gunner: Delano Williams (5 Killed in Action); flak, crashed on fire Gross-Karben, 10 miles NE of Frankfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 785.