“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 42-3353 / Tar Fly

42-3353 / Tar Fly

Delivered Denver 20/5/43; Dow Fd 7/7/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-L] Snetterton 13/7/43;MIA Beaumont Sur Oise 9/9/43 with Edwin Noordewier, Co-pilot: Herman Eitel, Navigator: Francis Kelly, Bombardier: Martin Gelman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Sheaves, Radio Operator: W.B. Surratt, Waist gunner: Nathan Karpf, Waist gunner: Bill Garrett (8 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Orville Sloane,Tail gunner: Lonnie Ogle (2 Killed in Action); flak, crash landed W of Evreux, near Beaumont-Le-Roger, Fr. TAR FLY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6431 / Old Folks

44-6431 / Old Folks

Delivered Hunter 3/8/44; Dow Fd 15/8/44; Assigned 346BS/99BG Tortorella 11/9/44; Missing in Action {51m} Linz 25/4/45 with Rich Schwarz, Johnson, Margolis, Arney, Sosnoski, Greenbaum, Early, Bianchi, Freundt, Rice; flak hit #2 ct fire, crashed Linz; nine chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 13988. OLD FOLKS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8116

44-8116

Delivered Dallas 15/6/44; Langley 17/6/44; Dow Fd 17/8/44; Assigned 347BS/99BG PFF Tortorella 31/8/44; {63m} Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/5/46.

B-17 #44-6618

44-6618

Delivered Lincoln 22/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-U] Bassingbourn 4/11/44; ground looped at base with Edwin Whitton 20/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 31/5/45; Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8176

44-8176

Delivered Dallas 29/6/44; Langley 30/7/44; Dow Fd 22/8/44; Assigned 34BG Mendlesham 30/8/44; Returned to the USA Morrison 29/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 8/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-32016 / Swamp Gal

42-32016 / Swamp Gal

Delivered Denver 15/1/44; MacDill 5/2/44; Morrison 12/3/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Tortorella 30/3/44; transferred 347BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action {87m} Brux 25/12/44 with Bill Brandon, Forman, Duncan, McReynolds, Dunn, Kuzan, Leffingwell, Eaton, Strander, Miller; flak, crashed Oslip, Czech ?; Missing Air Crew Report 10704. SWAMP GAL.