“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 44-6602 / Slew Foot Sue

44-6602 / Slew Foot Sue

Delivered Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 18/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; Sth Plains 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26/11/45. SLEW FOOT SUE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31181


Delivered Denver 29/9/43; Casper 7/10/43; Assigned: 549BS/385BG Gt Ashfield 2/11/43; MIA Brunswick 30/1/44 Pilot: Bob Lojinger, Co-Pilot: Jim Campbell, Navigator: Fred Freitag, Bombardier: Bernie Mistrater, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howard Jacobs, Radio Operator: Jim Klootwyjk, Ball Turret Gunner: Sherman Emmons, Waist Gunner: Harry Kleest, Waist Gunner: Bill Krebs, Tail Gunner: Harry Hill (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Himbergen, near Bissendorf, 25 miles NE of Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 2266.

B-17 #42-30613 / Shoo Shoo Baby

42-30613 / Shoo Shoo Baby

Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/43; Gore 30/6/43; Gr Isle 16/7/43; Dalhart 20/7/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; Assigned: 813BS/482BG [PC-J] Alconbury with Oboe Mk I radar 10/43; Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 28/2/44; crash: takeoff for Oldenburg 8/4/44 Pilot: Harlan Soeder, Co-Pilot: Phiol Mulhall, Navigator: Jerome Becker, Bombardier: George Grote, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Sedoryk, Radio Operator: John Boland, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Marushack, Waist Gunner: Alan Hawkinson, Waist Gunner: Bob Megee, Tail Gunner: Milton Bailes (10RTD), skidded on take off and nosed up in dirt at end of runway; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 9/4/44; Salvaged. 12/4/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39828 / Penny Ante

42-39828 / Penny Ante

Delivered Long Beach 12/9/43; Gr Island 1/10/43; ass 524BS/379BG [WA-B] Kimbolton 19/11/43; MIA Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Theo Kunda, Co-Pilot: Bob Burton, Navigator: Marvin Swift, Bombardier: Howard Evans, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Pook, Ball Turret Gunner: Tony Tomaselli (6POW); Radio Operator: Leon Flatt, Waist Gunner: George Taylor, Tail Gunner: Russell Vinson (3KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed on farm at Finow, eight miles SW of Eberswalde, Germany. MACR 5320.

B-17 #42-39918 / Stormy Angel

42-39918 / Stormy Angel

Delivered Long Beach 8/10/43; Gr Island 8/11/43; ass 550BS/385BG Gt Ashfield 18/11/43; MIA Pas de Calais 2/6/44 Pilot: Roger Schock, Bombardier: John Brenish, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Wesley, Radio Operator: Ray Flora, Waist Gunner: Ralph Valvano, Tail Gunner: Bernard Solomon (6POW); Melvin Curry (KIA); Co-Pilot: Dick Ahlheim, Navigator: Emerson Branson, Ball Turret Gunner: Melvin Curry, Waist Gunner: John Connolly (4EVD); flak KOd #3, crashed Molineaux, NW of Elbeuf, Fr. MACR 5232.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6561


Delivered Patterson 7/9/44; Grenier 9/10/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 28/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; Sth Plains 19/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/11/45.