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42-32070 / Lonesome Polcat

Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 14/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 13/3/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Joe Patterson, Bombardier: Doug Galloway, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Nielan Smith, Radio Operator: Earl Greenbroke leg during attack, Waist gunner: Alf Dickmann,Tail gunner: Tony LaRusso (6 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Tony Gill, Navigator: Chas Markowitz, Ball turret gunner: Mansfield Hooper, Waist gunner: Jim Valley (4 evaded capture); flak KOd #2 and other damage, crash landed near Ryde school on Laaland, six miles SE of Nakskov, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 4363.

42-39936 / Bar Fly

Delivered Long Beach 12/10/43; Walla Walla 11/10/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 31/12/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Carroll Boyd, Co-pilot: Elmer Julius, Navigator: Bill Abernathy, Bombardier: Bill Craighead, Waist gunner: Ray Raley, Waist gunner: Jim Parker (6 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas HopperWounded in Action, Radio Operator: Tim Nunan, Ball turret gunner: Bernie Brand,Tail gunner: Oather Meese (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Meltofte, near Maribo, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 3662. BAR FLY.

42-37951 / Mavoureen

Delivered Denver 25/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 728th BS /452nd BG ( E ) RAF Deopham Green 6/1/44; Missing in Action Rostock 20/2/44 with Billy Huffmanfound in wreckage, Co-pilot: George Tomlinson, Navigator: Morton Lehman, Bombardier: Lloyd Frazier, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob McCabe, Radio Operator: Sam Fanburg, Ball turret gunner: John Brady,Tail gunner: Martin Berry (8KIA-7 bailed & 1 drowned in sea); Waist gunner: Tom McDonald, Waist gunner: George Smith (2 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed Haldagerlille, near Fuglebjerg, 15 miles E of Korsor, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 2779. MAVOUREEN.

42-31352 / Leading Lady aka Iron Bird

Delivered Cheyenne 23/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44 LEADING LADY; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with John Mayek*, Co-pilot: Maj George Oxrider, Navigator: Howard Mattingley*, Bombardier: Ed Leslie*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wymond Ridge, Radio Operator: Ed Krementz, Ball turret gunner: Norman Burton*, Waist gunner: Marshall Phillips*, Waist gunner: Jack Browne*,Tail gunner: Lt Jim Hudson (10KIA – *bodies not found); enemy aircraft KOd #2 & 3, crashed Baltic Sea off Laaland, Den; Missing Air Crew Report 3661. IRON BIRD.

42-5907 / Wing and a Prayer

Delivered Long Beach 29/4/43; Sioux City 19/5/43; Smoky Hill 3/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 11/6/43; Missing in Action Westrow 25/7/43 with Warren Fuller{body washed up on a Denmark beach 10/9/43}, Co-pilot: Tom Scanlon, Navigator: Frank Haminski, Bombardier: Bill Ritchie, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul LeBrun, Radio Operator: Hector Watson, Ball turret gunner: Lacy Collinsworth, Waist gunner: Mike Lattieri, Waist gunner: Arthur Boyd,Tail gunner: Warren McClure (10 Killed in Action); ditched off Sylt Is in Baltic Sea, Missing Air Crew Report 3120. WING AND A PRAYER.

42-107076

Delivered Tulsa 14/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/3/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Vince Sundstrom, Co-pilot: John Vlymen, ng-S/Sgt Manuel Weintraub, Bombardier: Alex Bruce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Norman Gallagher, Radio Operator: John Rose, Ball turret gunner: Sid Schneider, Waist gunner: Phil Scriffignano, Waist gunner: Adolph Waluck,Tail gunner: Gene Budzbanewski (10 Killed in Action); flak, crashed into sea seven miles SE of Nykobing, near Boto, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 3656.

42-31084

Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Ken Eccleston, Co-pilot: Pete Schou, Navigator: John Dorsett, Bombardier: Tom Tollin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Molinari, Radio Operator: George Doyle, Ball turret gunner: Dave Holliman, Waist gunner: Ivan Clark, Waist gunner: Dave Ceely,Tail gunner: Chas Bein (10 Killed in Action); intense flak, crashed Vegasack, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3154.

42-39894 / Boomerang Barbara

Delivered Long Beach 1/10/43; Gr Island 18/10/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; Missing in Action Rostock 20/2/44 with Jerry Payne, Co-pilot: Carl Cole, Navigator: Jim Kelley, Bombardier: Clarry Swanson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marco Zumsolo, Radio Operator: John White, Ball turret gunner: Joe Pappalado, Waist gunner: Jim Ellis, Waist gunner: Grant Tucker (9 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Andrea Alearese{Wounded in Action} (Prisoner of War); mech fault, crashed Brahesholom, NE of Assen, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 2432. BARBARA.

42-31126

Delivered Dallas 22/9/43; Harvard 9/10/43; Wilmington 12/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 23/12/43; transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall /44; Bombardier: Lt Mike Chaklos (KIA-pilot was Ingebritsen) 5/1/44; Missing in Action Lutzkendorf 20/2/44 with Rich Reed, Navigator: Don Jacobs, Bombardier: Chas McColleste, Radio Operator: Harmon Jones, Ball turret gunner: Bill Rowling, Waist gunner: Ken Bonnar, Waist gunner: Ben Ferrici,Tail gunner: John Chinni (8 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Wyman Osness, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Morse (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Bellinge, SW of Odense,Den. Missing Air Crew Report 2433.

42-30421 / Ginger Lou

Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/43; Kearney 14/6/43; Dow Fd 29/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 5/7/43; Missing in Action Emden 2/10/43 with Joe Felece, Co-pilot: Don Wilson, Navigator: Joe Sullivan, Bombardier: Joe Kendall, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Burton Rubens, Radio Operator: John Parsons, Ball turret gunner: Henry DeKeyrel, Waist gunner: Bill Harrington, Waist gunner: Gene Harper,Tail gunner: Bill Salyer (10 Killed in Action); flak KO’d #1, then #2 caught fire, ditched North Sea off Heligoland Is, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3135.

42-30371 / Iza Angel II

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 25/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Gdynia 9/10/43 with Henry Nagorka, Navigator: John Leverone, Bombardier: Mike Mahoney, Radio Operator: Francis Antalek, Waist gunner: Bill Caruso, Waist gunner: John Dugan (6 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Gil Parker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Keisler, Ball turret gunner: Bob Blankenburg,Tail gunner: Wilbur Quinn (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft crashed North Sea, eight miles NW of Esbjerg, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 3141. IZA ANGEL II.

42-29636 / Vanishing Virgin aka X-Virgin

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/43; Gt Falls 31/1/43; Salina 3/2/43; Nashville 23/2/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-G] Chelveston VANISHING VIRGIN 24/3/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 30/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/3/44; Returned to the USA 12/5/44; Lockbourn 3/8/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 18/12/45. X-VIRGIN.

42-40051

Delivered Long Beach 13/11/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; Prestwick, UK 6/12/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-F] Snetterton 14/12/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Jim Massey, Co-pilot: Wilbur Haney, Navigator: Don Plywell, Bombardier: John Quinlen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Beres, Radio Operator: Carmine Advantini, Ball turret gunner: Cletis Homes, Waist gunner: Albt Martinez, Waist gunner: Joe Pyreck,Tail gunner: Bill Cantrell (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Nystead, Laaland, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 3652.

42-30394

Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ- ] Snetterton 27/6/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Clarry Covert, Co-pilot: Jim Wyse, Navigator: Doug Johnson, Bombardier: Bill Galle, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Colvin, Ball turret gunner: Jim Goodson (6OW); Radio Operator: Jim Ellis*, Waist gunner: Harry Jarvis, Waist gunner: Bob Korff*,Tail gunner: Chas Defferdoll* (4KIA-*bodies washed up weeks later); enemy aircraft, ditched off Sylt Is, Nth Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 143.

42-29939 / The Duchess aka Wabash Cannonball

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-X] Snetterton 15/5/43 THE DUCHESS; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Bill Young, Co-pilot: Tom Hilton, Navigator: John Ashmead, Bombardier: Orville Hayes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie Weekes, Radio Operator: Albertus Onsgard, Ball turret gunner: Owen Cantrell, Waist gunner: Ray Ritz,Tail gunner: Burdette Borradaile, foto-Gene Ryan (9 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Wilfred Dennis (POW-picked up by small German boat); enemy aircraft, crashed near Bornholm Island in Baltic Sea. Missing Air Crew Report 3810. WABASH CANNONBALL.

42-29747 / Rikki-Tikki-Tavi II

Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 13/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-D] Kimbolton 12/7/43; coll with 42-31441 (303BG), crashed Catworth, Hunts. UK, assembling for Kiel 5/1/44 with Dale Killian, Co-pilot: Paul Chamberlain, Navigator: Bob DeGroff, Bombardier: Remy Bourque, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Huberet McIntyre, Radio Operator: Earl Crumpton, Ball turret gunner: Harry Hancock, Waist gunner: Vic Morphonios, Waist gunner: Ken Matlak,Tail gunner: Morris Weiss (10 Killed in Action); Salvaged. RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI II.

42-31441

Delivered Cheyenne 3/11/43; Kearney 16/11/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG Molesworth 1/4/44; Missing in Action (1) Keil 5/1/44 with Ben Burkitt, Co-pilot: Harry Kuhn, Navigator: Herbert Foote, Bombardier: Fred Reith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Phil Gatewood, Radio Operator: Alvin Cantrell, Ball turret gunner: Art Berntzen, Waist gunner: Bill Stoffregen, Waist gunner: Lee Brown,Tail gunner: Cleve Rush (10 Killed in Service); coll with 42-37887(379BG) aircraft when forming up; crashed Catworth, Hunts. UK; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton.

42-30802 / Gynida

Delivered Dallas 30/7/43; Gr Isle 14/8/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 5/9/43; Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43 with Henry Kinney, Co-pilot: Chester Ulem, Navigator: Bill Lawrence, bn-Bill Wakley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Browchuk, Radio Operator: Gene Tobias{broke leg on landing}, Ball turret gunner: Don Goodin, Waist gunner: George King, Waist gunner: John Risse,Tail gunner: Bill Maki (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, ditched at low tide of North Sea near island of Mando, SE of Esbjerg, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 3138. GYNIDA.

42-30401

Delivered Cheyenne 28/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX- ] Snetterton 26/6/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Steve Hettrick, Co-pilot: Jack Adair, Navigator: Calvin Bramlett, Bombardier: Marshall Herrick*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Connell*, Radio Operator: Bill Reeves, Ball turret gunner: Clifford Kinney, Waist gunner: Bronislaus Kubis*, Waist gunner: Chas Mossbey,Tail gunner: Stan Lukowitz (10KIA-*bodies washed up weeks later); enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 139.

42-30433 / Jimmy Boy aka Miss Donna Mae

Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/43; Gore 2/6/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Rapid City 19/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Smoky Hill 23/6/43; Dow Fd 5/7/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-U] Rougham 5/7/43 JIMMY BOY; Missing in Action Posnan 11/4/44 with Merrill Vaughn, Co-pilot: Bob Bogner, Navigator: Gordon Allen, Bombardier: Frank Howard (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Johnston, Radio Operator: Bob Roberts, Ball turret gunner: Tom Roberts, Waist gunner: Harry Manley, Waist gunner: Ralph Amedola,Tail gunner: Jess Ronaldo (6 Killed in Action); set on fire by enemy aircraft, Vaughn set course for Sweden but crashed Angeln, N of Keppeln, 16 miles SE of Flensburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4437. MISS DONNA MAE.

42-30206 / Happy Daze

Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 25/7/43 with John Keelan, Co-pilot: Loren Hubbell, Navigator: Bill Gruelich, Bombardier: Tom Nelson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edgar Cannon, Radio Operator: Gene Devoe, Ball turret gunner: John Kornick, Waist gunner: Herb Simes,Tail gunner: Bob Hodge (9 Returned to Duty); Waist gunner: Tom Brown (Killed in Action); flak set wing on fire, ditched 30 miles off Danish coast, rescued by RAF Warwick which dropped airborne lifeboat. Missing Air Crew Report 89. HAPPY DAZE.

42-3187 / Buckshot

Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL- ] Earls Colne 28/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Lloyd Weldon, Co-pilot: Bob Curtis, Navigator: Wilson Brown[body washed up Sonderskov, Den., Bombardier: Quinton Williamsbody washed up near Kiel, Ger., Radio Operator: Roger Beadle, Ball turret gunner: Harry Pyle, Waist gunner: Willis Rosenberger, Waist gunner: John Gonzales,Tail gunner: Sam Collins (9 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Hale (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, ditched Baltic Sea. Missing Air Crew Report 15839; BUCKSHOT.

42-30146 / Cherokee aka Down and Go

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Presque Is 15/5/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-A] Earls Colne 24/5/43 CHEROKEE; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 29/7/43 with Ned Palmer, Co-pilot: Gene Snyder, Navigator: Frank Pellegrino, Bombardier: Art Cooper, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Christos Bassios, Radio Operator: George Hamling, Ball turret gunner: Vernon Rathburn, Waist gunner: Damon Cottingham, Waist gunner: Olin Brown,Tail gunner: Bill Clark (10 Prisoner of War); flak hit, force landed Avedoerre, six miles S of Copenhagen, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 202. DOWN and GO !. (Repaired at Karlsrup by Luftwaffe KG200 and used as A3+CE 230146, but eventually crashed on take off at Echterdingen, Ger. 9/2/45.)

42-30450 / Ramsbitch

Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/43; Gore 14/6/43; Kearney 15/6/43; Eglin 7/7/43; Dow Fd 8/7/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG Rougham 8/7/43; transferred 410BS; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen (T/O) 26/7/43 with Gerald Smith, Co-pilot: Harry Lockwood, Navigator: Othello Upton, Bombardier: McCormick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Stubble, Radio Operator: Harden, Ball turret gunner: Mike ? ; Waist gunner: Black, Waist gunner: Norbert Olshefki,Tail gunner: John McTaggart (10 Returned to Duty); flak hit #1 engine and damaged wing, then enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 84; RAMSBITCH.

42-3412

Delivered Dallas 15/6/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-M] Chelveston 20/8/43; Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Bill Nordyke, Co-pilot: Ed Phillips, Navigator: Chas Maynardbody found in Frischenmoor swamp near Oldenburg, chute failed, Radio Operator: Jesse Moore, Waist gunner: Wayne Thulin, Waist gunner: Emmet Ludy (6 Killed in Action), Bombardier: Royce Hatchett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Bockus, Ball turret gunner: Ed Crouthamel,Tail gunner: Dick Heywood (4 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Bentstreek, 15 miles SE of Aurich, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1709.Was also one of two from 305th BG to return from 14/10/43 Second Schweinfurt Raid