“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 43-38698

43-38698

Delivered Patterson 5/9/44; Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/9/44; MIA Hamm 16/2/45 Pilot: Frank Payne, Co-Pilot: Bob Stuber, Navigator: Clinton Day, Bombardier: Paul Grisham, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lyle Varnum, Radio Operator: Art Staton, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Kiintz, Waist Gunner: Don Wolf, Tail Gunner: Dick Wasniak (9POW); flak, crashed Sundern, Germany. MACR 12447.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6881

44-6881

Delivered Hunter 9/12/44; Dow Fd 20/12/44; Assigned 463BG Celone 23/1/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 6/11/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6758

44-6758

Delivered Hunter 4/11/44; Grenier 14/11/44; Assigned 463BG Celone 3/12/44; Returned to the USA Morrison 19/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 4/1/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102939

42-102939

Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/44; Hunter 1/5/44; Dow Fd 15/5/44; Assigned 483BS Sterparone 20/5/44; transferred 340BS/97BG Tortorella 17/7/44; Missing in Action Vienna 16/3/44 with Camile Kelley, Algeo, Cullen, Alexander, Levinson, Barlog, Kokoofer (7 Killed in Action); Mellor, Tubb, Wolfe (3 Returned to Duty); coll with 44-6757, ditched Adriatic Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 10353.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6757

44-6757

Delivered Hunter 4/11/44; Grenier 17/11/44; Assigned 342BS/97BG Amendola 3/12/44; Missing in Action Vienna 16/3/45 with 1Lt Paul D Algeo, 2Lt Irving A Landa, 2Lt William H Vale III, 2Lt Edward T Cullen, S/Sgt James W Alexander, S/Sgt Richard J Barlog, S/Sgt Adolph E Kokoefer Jr, S/Sgt Herbert P Levinson, T/Sgt James E Mellor, S/Sgt William J Tabb Jr, S/Sgt Wilber P Wolfe; mid air coll with 42-102939, ditched Adriatic; Missing Air Crew Report 13051.

B-17 #43-38903

43-38903

Delivered Hunter 7/10/44; Dow Fd 24/10/44; Assigned 8AF 25/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; with Bob Mickelson, Frankfurt, Ks 7/7/45; Ft Riley 8/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 14/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.