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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6545

44-6545

Delivered Hunter 6/9/44; Grenier 22/9/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 3/10/44; Returned to the USA Hunter 1/7/45; Sth Plains 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2621 / The Daylight Ltd

41-2621 / The Daylight Ltd

Delivered Lowry 14/3/42; Boise 1/4/42; Assigned 28BS-93BS/19BG Hawaii 8/7/42; on return from mission to Milne Bay, crash landed Mareeba, Aus. with severe damage 26/8/42 with Capt Kenneth Casper, Radio Operator: Art Richardson, rest unknown; Written off 31/10/44. THE DAYLIGHT LIMITED.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2617

41-2617

Delivered Minneapolis 7/3/42; Assigned 435BS/19BG Hawaii 13/5/42; transferred 30BS; crashed on take off Port Moresby 7/8/42 with Chas Hillhouse, Co-pilot: A.Neel, Navigator: R.Worley, Bombardier: R. Gootch, J. Foster, Joe Wateski, Radio Operator: J.Hickey, Waist gunner: S.Schwimmer,Tail gunner: J. Bayless (Returned to Duty); Written off 31/10/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6275

44-6275

Delivered Kearney 22/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 8/7/44; Missing in Action Ploesti 18/8/44 with Bob Rogers, Co-pilot: Howard Season, Waist gunner: John Bradley, (3KIA, probably drowned); Navigator: Albt Smith, Bombardier: Bill Shalcraft, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Willis Church, Radio Operator: Oran Park, Ball turret gunner: Sam Woods, Waist gunner: Chas Armstrong,Tail gunner: Ray Roe (7RTD, picked up by USN Catalina); #4 on fire, crashed Adriatic Sea, after 10 chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 7683.

B-17 #42-37868 / Due Back

42-37868 / Due Back

Delivered Denver 25/9/43; Harvard 15/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-B] Rattlesden 19/11/43; Missing in Action Fredrichshafen 29/4/44 with Carl Blom, Co-pilot: Wallace Lane, Navigator: Dudley Davis, Bombardier: Dare Ziemer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Windsor Graham, Waist gunner: Dick Ferrighetto (6 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Arthur Watt, Ball turret gunner: Lloyd Arthur, Waist gunner: Ike Guyton,Tail gunner: Bob Tobin (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Grasleben, six miles N of Helmstedt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4251.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38120

42-38120

Delivered Cheyenne 19/12/43; Columbus 23/1/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 5/2/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 23/3/44 with Paul Gerstenharber, Co-pilot: Roy Maggard, Navigator: Bill Metz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Lopez, Radio Operator: Albt Maxbauer, Ball turret gunner: Pete Zedalis, Waist gunner: John Johnson, Waist gunner: Jesse Taylor,Tail gunner: Don Lank (9 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Jim Strong (Killed in Action); flak, crashed & exploded two miles W of Reken, near Wesendorf, SE of Borken, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3543.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97733 / Bloody Bucket

42-97733 / Bloody Bucket

Delivered Denver 10/2/44; 1SAG Langley 11/4/44; Morrison 27/4/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 11/5/44; 346BS/99BG Tortorella 22/5/44; {54m} to depot 2/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97326 / Little Lamsey Divey

42-97326 / Little Lamsey Divey

Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/44; Hunter 9/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-V] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 11/9/44 with Horace Potter, Co-pilot: Bill Biely, Navigator: Marion Brewer, Bombardier: Marshall Bates, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Hoover (5 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Morton Wolf, Ball turret gunner: Ray Magierski, Waist gunner: John Gordon,Tail gunner: Art Cromwell (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Luttchendorf, E of Lutherstadt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8890. LITTLE LAMZEY DIVEY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6158 / Sky Monster

44-6158 / Sky Monster

Delivered Tulsa 16/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 29/6/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-U] Podington 17/7/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 13/9/44 with Elvin Hendrickson, Co-pilot: Joe Bacun, Navigator: Carl Murray, Bombardier: Walt Prebis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Milton Mackey,Tail gunner: Glade Sickels (6 Returned to Duty); Radio Operator: Bill Post (Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Bob Shackleford, Waist gunner: Frank Wisilosky (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft caused battle damage but it limped home to RAF Woodbridge, Sfk, UK, an ELG; Missing Air Crew Report 8881. SKY MONSTER.

B-17 #44-8020

44-8020

Delivered Dallas 14/5/44; Langley 26/6/44; Dow Fd 17/7/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG PFF Amendola 23/7/44; Returned to the USA Hunter 31/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2616 / The Blue Goose

41-2616 / The Blue Goose

Delivered Ogden 22/2/42; slated RAF but transferred 98BS/11BG Hawaii 24/5/42; also 7BG, painted blue all over; Missing in Action when hit by ship flak on bomb run over Guadalcanal 29/9/42 with Frank T. Waskowicz, Co-pilot: Clarry Marthey, Navigator: Art Platt, Bombardier: Joe Todd, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: David Dixon, as-eng-J.W. Childers, Radio Operator: J.W. Joslin, Waist gunner: Nenry Nosalik,Tail gunner: Bob Thomas (9 Killed in Action); explosion blew off wing and crashed into sea. Missing Air Crew Report 16104. THE BLUE GOOSE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31424

42-31424

Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG Cerignola 30/12/43; Missing in Action {13m} Villaorba, It. 30/1/44 with Joe Perkins, Thigpen, Reynolds, Tracy, Oldroyd, Richardson, Weed, Gresham, Browning, Murphy, (fate ?); flak, crashed Udine; Missing Air Crew Report 2062.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8252

44-8252

Delivered Dallas 27/7/44; Hunter 25/8/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-F] Thorpe Abbotts 20/9/44; loaned 533BS/381BG [VP-Z] Ridgewell, {34m}; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 21/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6620

44-6620

Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 16/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 10/7/45; Independence 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45.

B-17 #43-37984 / Flutterbye

43-37984 / Flutterbye

Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 390BG Framlingham 8/7/44; transferred 839BS/487BG [R5-H] Lavenham 9/7/44; force landed Melsbroek, Bel 19/12/44; Salvaged 3/1/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2609 / Loose Goose

41-2609 / Loose Goose

Delivered Lowry 8/5/42; Hamilton 28/5/42; Assigned 19BG Hawaii 13/7/42; transferred 64BS/43BG, then 65BS; severe battle damaged on recon mission to Bismark Arch. 17/5/43 with Capt William Crawford Jr.; salvaged and repaired before retUS Hamilton 22/7/44; Tinker 14/9/44; Recl Comp 9/2/45. LOOSE GOOSE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8162

44-8162

Delivered Dallas 24/6/44; Hunter 28/7/44; Dow Fd 17/8/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/8/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/3/45 with Rich Rapelyea, Co-pilot: Allie Melson, Navigator: Chas Parrish, Radio Operator: Fred Bryant, Ball turret gunner: Don Wagaman, Waist gunner: Glen Bailey, Waist gunner: Don Roberts,Tail gunner: Herb Jacobs (8 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Marvin Steinford (killed by groundfire on descent); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Melvin Rowe (2 Killed in Action); flak hit, #2 feathered, crashed Gyor, Hung; Missing Air Crew Report 13372.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6718

44-6718

Delivered Hunter 23/10/44; Dow Fd 7/11/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 4/12/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/3/45 with Bob Tappen, Co-pilot: Hyacinth Thimmesch, Navigator: Leon Gesicki, Bombardier: Sgt Walter Sura[tog], Radio Operator: Bob Reardon, Ball turret gunner: Jim Ash, Waist gunner: Bill Kralich, Waist gunner: Jim Carter,Tail gunner: Jim Shrout (9 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Irving Chary (Killed in Action); flak and attacked by two Me 262 jets, crashed Zossen; Missing Air Crew Report 13374.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6689

44-6689

Delivered Lincoln 15/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 8/11/44; Missing in Action Vienna 21/2/45 with Eugene Bull, Co-pilot: Harry Frazer, Navigator: John Specker{Wounded in Action}, (3 evaded capture); Bombardier: Bob Krejza, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lewis Fifield, Radio Operator: Jesse Killian, Ball turret gunner: Bill Martin, Waist gunner: Clyde Freestone{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: John Gilleece{Wounded in Action} (6 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Ted Bunnell (KIA – actually died in German hospital); flak ko’d #4, crashed near Gyor, Hungary; Missing Air Crew Report 12099.

B-17 #41-2599 / Tugboat Annie

41-2599 / Tugboat Annie

Delivered Lowry 26/2/42; Hamilton 7/6/42; with Bruce Gibson Assigned 93BS/19BG Hawaii; transferred 65BS/43BG; took part in Midway battle; ditched close to Lae 16/1/43 with Harris Lean, Co-pilot: Albert Fair, Navigator: Ruby Johnston, Bombardier: Alf Retzhy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Louis Wells, Radio Operator: Minor Smith, Waist gunner: Wendell Revers, Waist gunner: Claude Robinson,Tail gunner: Russell Owens (9RTD?); TUGBOAT ANNIE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8820

44-8820

Delivered Cheyenne 5/1/45; Hunter 17/1/45; Grenier 1/2/45; Assigned 49BS/2BG PFF Amendola 6/2/45; Missing in Action Vienna 16/3/45 with Col Richard Waugh, Co-pilot: Major Ernie Blanton, Navigator: Bernie Stark, Bombardier: Joe Swift, m/op-Albert Pierard, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herb Taylor, Radio Operator: Edwin Wade, Waist gunner: Tony Calabrese{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Francis Abbott, tg/obs-Lt Chas Freeman (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed Sasd, near Pecs, Hungary, crew safe; Missing Air Crew Report 13260.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6399

44-6399

Delivered Kearney 25/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 16/8/44; Missing on practice operation 2/11/44 with George Reilly, Co-pilot: Arvin Hildebrand, Navigator: Richard Glattly, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ben English, Radio Operator: Melvin Talley. Simply disappeared; Missing Air Crew Report 9683.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97319

42-97319

Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/44; Hunter 9/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-M] Podington 23/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with John Langfeldt, Waist gunner: Dan Sullivan,Tail gunner: Ken Biedinger (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Guy Wallace, Navigator: Walt Heldorfer, Bombardier: Oscar Rogers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl Broderick, Radio Operator: Dale Howard, Ball turret gunner: Ken Neff, Waist gunner: Albert Monti (7 evaded capture); flak KOd two engines and electrics, ship bellied in Sailly-Saillisel, 17 miles NW of Cambrai, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 4261.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2594

41-2594

Delivered MacDill 24/2/42; Cheyenne 23/5/42; Pocatello 6/11/42; 19BG Pyote 11/1/43; 1497 AF Gp Lockbourn 25/2/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 13/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-2401

41-2401

Delivered Douglas (Vega) as XB-38 with Allison V-1710 liquid cooled four-engine product assigned for USAAF to Lockheed-Vega to study four V-1710-89 V-12 liquid-cooled engines to contrast standard air-cooled Wright Cyclones along with other modifications. It first flew 19-May-43, but crash landed Tipton, Cal. 16-Jun-43 due to engine fire and one passenger killed. Salvaged. Never served in the UK