“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 38-260

38-260

Delivered Langley 1-Dec-39; force landed Kelly Field, Texas, with Leroy Rainey 25-Mar-42, Sioux Falls 21-Jul-43. Written off 9-Aug-43. Never used in combat, never served in UK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85836

44-85836

Sold from USAF to Brazilian AF {5404} to 1st & 2nd Sqds of 60BG at Recife, crashed 1959

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102379

42-102379

Delivered Gt Falls 1/3/44; 224 BU Sioux City 6/3/44; with Ed Dudock force landed base 8/4/44; 222 BU Ardmore 13/6/44; 332 BU Ardmore 16/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/8/45.

B-17 #42-31932 / Purdy Baby aka Miss Cue aka Sister Kate aka Rick-O-Shay IV

42-31932 / Purdy Baby aka Miss Cue aka Sister Kate aka Rick-O-Shay IV

Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Gr Island 1/2/44; Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-H] Framlingham 23/2/44 RICK-O-SHAY IV then PURDY BABY; taxi accident on base with Harry Robison 16/3/45; 101m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45.MISS CUE aka SISTER KATE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 38-259

38-259

Delivered Hamilton 21-Nov-39; with A.R. Lind force landed Harmon Fld Newfoundland 31-Mar-42; Hendricks with Dick Gilder force landed base 7-Dec-42; Denver 17-Jul-43; Written off 16-May-44. Never used in combat, never served in UK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38650 /Merrie Christie

43-38650 /Merrie Christie

Delivered Cheyenne 29/8/44; Patterson 10/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-M] Polebrook 7/10/44; battle damaged {36m} Dresden 14/2/45 with John Kirkland, crew OK; ran out of fuel, force landed France; Salvaged 20/2/45. MERRIE CHRISTIE.