“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 44-6365

44-6365

Delivered Hunter 16/7/44; Dow Fd 5/8/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 13/8/44; Salvaged 2/8/45.

B-17 #42-102536 / Here’s Hopin’

42-102536 / Here’s Hopin’

Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 31/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-C] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; crashed on take off for Merzehausen, Ger 24/12/44 with Don Grinter; (2 Killed in Action) when ship crashed at Lt Chishill, near Saffron Walden, Ex, UK; Salvaged 25/12/44 by 71 MU Slough. HERE’S HOPIN’ .

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3103

42-3103

Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG Memphis; with Carl G. Triest, crash landed Kansas City Apt. MO 7/4/43; rep, but stayed USA. Recl Comp 17/7/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3079

42-3079

Delivered Cheyenne 1/2/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-O] Horham 15/4/43, later 412BS; slight damage in taxi accident at Alconbury with Rich Robinson 27/4/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-X] Bassingbourn 16/6/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Elden Smith, Co-pilot: Jim Cramer, Navigator: Melbourne Banowetz, Bombardier: Lloyd Hansen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Lyberger, Radio Operator: George Schmitt, Ball turret gunner: Felix Antonacchio, Waist gunner: LeRoy Young,Tail gunner: Joe Mazzola (9 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Tom Bone (KIA-drowned); flak, crashed St Nazaire area, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 550.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107080

42-107080

Delivered Denver 15/2/44; Hunter 3/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-S] Nuthampstead 25/4/44; 602BS [K8-S]; Missing in Action Kassel 4/12/44 with Sitler; AOC Belgium 6/12/44; Salvaged 5 SAD Merville, Fr. 5/1/45. “OXO”.aka DOODIT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3532 / Lucille Ball

42-3532 / Lucille Ball

Delivered Denver 21/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-O] Polebrook 21/9/43; 4m battle damaged Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 with Don Gaylord, crew ? (10RTD?); on return crash landed Ipswich (?) A/fd, Sfk. UK, Salvaged 7/11/43. LUCILLE BALL.