“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 42-6084

42-6084

Delivered Long Beach 16/7/43; Cheyenne 19/7/43; Tinker 2/12/43; 3501 BU Boca Raton 16/7/44; 2137 BU Hendricks 17/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 11/1/46.

B-17 #42-31214 / Return Engagement

42-31214 / Return Engagement

Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 16/10/43; Wilmington 19/10/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; MIA Bremen 8/3/44 Pilot: Homer Pou, Co-Pilot: Bob Laubach, Bombardier: John Mulligan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Stan Jones, Radio Operator: Vernon Kramer, Waist Gunner: Chester Kmak, Waist Gunner: Bill Hoffman, Tail Gunner: Lou Sarap (8POW); Navigator: Errol Lugenbill, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Becker{baled out but never seen again, however remains were found by a farmer on Siedner Moor, near Sulingen 1/5/79} (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, left formation on return flight & crashed Feldmark Maasen, nr Borstel, two miles S of Sulingen road, Germany. MACR 3085. RETURN ENGAGEMENT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30404

42-30404

Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/43; Roswell 9/6/43; 3030 BU Roswell 2/6/44; 3017 BU Hobbs 28/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 14/9/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31468 / Galley Uncle

42-31468 / Galley Uncle

Delivered Cheyenne 4/11/43; Gt Falls 8/11/43; Assigned Soxo 17/11/43; Left Goose Bay, Labrador on ferry to Prestwick, but force landed near Enniskillen, N.Ireland 9/12/43, with Joe Rudolph, Bombardier: Aloysius Rodeo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Mankowski, Radio Operator: Earl Bir, pass-John Morton, Myrl Youngs, Lt Melvin Skerpon (7 Killed in Service), Co-pilot: Bob Phillips, Navigator: Earl Simpson, g-Stan Thomas, Bill Simpson (4 Returned to Duty).

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83662

44-83662

Delivered Sth Plains 30/4/45; Patterson 25/5/45; 4132 BU Garden City 30/4/46; re-ass 31/3/47; 4141 BU Pyote 16/10/47; 4185 BU Independence 19/10/47; 4112 BU Olmstead 1/1/48; 1 EGM Gp Eglin 8/3/48; AMC Brookley 1/12/49; Recl Comp 19/10/50.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30835

42-30835

Delivered Cheyenne 5/8/43; Pyote 17/8/43; 435BS/19BG Pyote 9/11/43; 242 BU Gr Isle 1/6/44; 9BG Gr Isle 8/7/44; 232 BU Dalhart 15/7/44; 6BG Gr Isle 19/7/43; 242 Gr Isle 5/9/44; 202 BU Galveston 8/10/44; 268 BU Peterson 30/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45.