“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 42-97981 / All American Girl

42-97981 / All American Girl

Delivered Dallas 23/4/44; Kearney 2/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: 337BS/96BG [AW-K] Snetterton 19/6/44; MIA Osnabruck 21/11/44 Pilot: Jack Core, (+6RTD bailed out); Waist Gunner: Joe Bradshaw, Tail Gunner: Lowell Warmick (2KIA); engine failure on return, crash-landed Uden, Hol; Salvaged. 1/3/45. ALL AMERICAN GIRL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8704


Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/44; Hunter 17/12/44; Dow Fd 5/12/44; Assigned: 339BS/96BG Snetterton 22/1/45; MIA Jena Opt Wks 19/3/45 Pilot: Capt Francis Jones, Co-Pilot: Dave Thomas, Bombardier: George Vandruff, Radio Operator: Herb Rotfeld, voice op-Lt Joe Spiess, Waist Gunner: Dale Fagen, Tail Gunner: Martin Zajicek, Capt Lyman Barkalow {mission pilot} (8KIA); Navigator: Howard Brown, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Steele Roberts (2POW); flak, crashed Calau, near Scheiben, Germany. MACR 13571.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97977 / Rose-Etta

42-97977 / Rose-Etta

Delivered Dallas 21/4/44; Hunter 30/5/44; Grenier 10/6/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 11/6/44; MIA Hardorf, Germany. 21/3/45 Pilot: Norman Rosholt, Jerome Fuhr, Ellsworth Hoffman, Paul Hare, John Syvertsen, Jim Collins (6POW); Frank Enroughty (EVD); Tony D’Amore, Alvin Galusha (2KIA); flak, crashed Munster, Ger. MACR 13533.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8533


Delivered Lincoln 9/10/44; Dow Fd 22/10/44; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 4/12/44; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 22/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 10/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45.

B-17 #43-38747


Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned: 546BS/384BG [BK-N] Grafton Underwood 15/10/44; trans with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 10/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97821 / Chaff Wagon

42-97821 / Chaff Wagon

Delivered Denver 7/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned: 571BS/390BG [FC-M] Framlingham 8/5/44; MIA Mainz 8/9/44 Pilot: Jim Handley, Frank Capek, Glenn Lee, Jim Stubbs, Albt Spacil, Norman Keller, Tony Dymek (7KIA); Paul Hadley, Arthur Brown (2POW); flak, then exploded and crashed Idstein, Germany. MACR 8602. CHAFF WAGON.