“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 #42-30026 / Battle Wagon

42-30026 / Battle Wagon

Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/4/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG as BATTLE WAGON but not to UK; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-J] 29/5/43; Returned to the USA 13/7/43; 4100 BU Patterson 31/7/43; 4000 BU Patterson 5/12/43; 326 BU MacDill 15/5/44; 4006 BU Miami 28/6/44; 4000 BU Wright 9/9/44; 4117 BU Robins 12/9/45; Assigned 6AF Caribbean 27/9/45; Recl Comp 7/3/48. 

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6083 / Betsy Boss

44-6083 / Betsy Boss

Delivered Tulsa 16/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-V] Nuthampstead 26/5/44; battle damaged Cologne 17/10/44 with Powell; force landed Berlare, Bel; then to Salvaged by 8AF Service Command 19/10/44. BETSY ROSS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5247

42-5247

Delivered Tulsa 23/10/42; Wendover 7/2/43; Tinker 27/5/43; Dyersburg 12/7/43; Dalhart 15/8/43; 4200 BU Chicago Mun. Apt 17/6/44; 504BG Fairmont 19/6/43; 241 BU Fairmont 6/8/44; 249 BU Alliance 11/10/44; 223 BU Dyersburg 10/2/45; 330 BU Dyersburg 1/3/45; 325 BU Avon Park 14/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 28/7/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5246

42-5246

Delivered Tulsa 23/10/42; Salina 9/2/43; Presque Is 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/6/43; Topeka 3/7/43; with Steve Krupinski force landed Gt Bend, KS 16/1/44; with Alex Bonner force landed Adams Fd, AR 5/8/44; 243 BU Gt Bend 16/8/44; 581 BU Adams 1/9/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 25/6/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5245

42-5245

Delivered Tulsa 23/10/42; West Palm Beach 15/12/42; Assigned 414BS/97BG Biskra 12/1/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; Missing in Action Foggia 25/8/43 with Bill Light, Elliott, Woods, Mansor, Edwards, Kohlreiser, Mayer, Cook, Horeanopoulos, Laboyteaux (10RTD?); flak, ditched; Missing Air Crew Report 482.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5244

42-5244

Delivered Tulsa 22/10/42; West Palm Beach 9/1/43; Assigned Glen 12AF 27/1/43.