“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 43-38247

43-38247

Delivered Cheyenne 12/7/44; Kearney 23/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG Framlingham {BI-S] 10/8/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 31/12/44 with Walt Monit, Ivor Siler, Eino Jarvi, Joe Cohen, Frank Weimer (5 Killed in Action); John Mullins, Russell Read, Fred Woodland, Calvin Coulbourn (4 Prisoner of War); flak hit left wing, caught fire and exploded, crashed Maschen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11246.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37854 / Touchy Tess

43-37854 / Touchy Tess

Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/44; Kearney 8/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-V] Polebrook 17/7/44; Missing in Action {53m} Dresden 25/2/45 with Chas Alplanalp (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Harry Gividen, Navigator: George Brown, Bombardier: Ernie Ogden, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clinton Norby, Radio Operator: Paul Livingston, Ball turret gunner: John Genetti, Waist gunner: Herb Berlin,Tail gunner: Gene Bullock (8INT); flak, crash landed Ermensee, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 12728. TOUCHY TESS.

B-17 #42-30829 / Princess Pat

42-30829 / Princess Pat

Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/43; Gr Isle 13/8/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 5/9/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Mike Moran, Co-pilot: Joe Karbin, Bombardier: Joe McIntyre, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Perkins, Radio Operator: Joe Byce, Ball turret gunner: Tom Shaheen, Waist gunner: Jonnie Odom,Tail gunner: Floyd Watts (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Walter Conine, Waist gunner: Art Tweedel (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed near Lichtenhorst, nine miles NE of Nienberg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3081. PRINCESS PAT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6922

44-6922

Delivered Lincoln 19/12/44; Grenier 24/12/44; Assigned 487BG Lavenham 1/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12//6/45; Sth Plains 18/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38774 / Der Fuehrer’s Nightmare

43-38774 / Der Fuehrer’s Nightmare

Delivered Lincoln 19/9/44; Grenier 6/10/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-B] Horham 16/10/44; 335BS [OE-B]; with H. Griffin force landed Belgium 24/12/44; 68m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. DER FUEHRER’S NIGHTMARE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38297

43-38297

Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 10/8/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 3/3/45 with Chas White, Walter Helm, Jim Gunderson, George Lemberling, Marvin Knight, Fred Graf, Loren Arment, Doyle Whitney, Bob Boatman (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Apelern, Ger?. Missing Air Crew Report 12887.