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B-17 #42-31048

42-31048

Delivered Cheyenne 11/9/43; North Platte 19/9/43; Assigned 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-L] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 12 April 1944 with Max Jean Miller, Co-pilot: James E. Dent Jr., Navigator: Theophilius Edward Beinar, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elvie Lawrence Rodden, Radio Operator: Henry Overholt Watson, Ball turret gunner: Saul Jack Schelberg, Waist gunner: Howard Rucolph Leconey,Tail gunner: Albert Patrick Krizner (8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Darrell Clark Getty [leg amputated in Eppenheim hospital, Waist gunner: Edwin Pierce Fulkerson (2 Prisoner of War); attacked head on by 15 enemy aircraft, crashed Elmhausen/Bergstrasse, nine miles S of Darrmstadt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3866.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107232

42-107232

Delivered Tulsa 24/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-N] Gt Ashfield 8/5/44; badly damaged when aircraft blew up nearby 42-97818; Salvaged 16/6/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107000 / Princess No No

42-107000 / Princess No No

Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 10/2/44; Morrison 6/3/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Sterparone 9/3/44; transferred 347BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action {7m} Ploesti 3/12/44 with Walt Petrokovich, Eley, Stewart, Tennant, Borland, Messina, Thurston, Moore, Nelson, Hauf; enemy aircraft, crashed Titu, six chutes seen, one on fire; Missing Air Crew Report 3972. PRINCESS NO NO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85650

44-85650

Delivered Louisville 17/4/45; Sth Plains 23/4/45; 2140 BU Smyrna 5/11/45; 342 BU Smyrna 30/4/46; 613 BU Phillips 18/6/46.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9238 / Cleopatra

41-9238 / Cleopatra

Delivered Cheyenne 28/5/42; Wayne 5/7/42; Dorval 6/7/42; Gander-Prestwick 17/7/42 with Ed Newkirk, to RAF [FL464]; 59 Sq (PJ-E) Chivenor and Thorney Is.; 31 12/42; 220 Sq (ZZ-Y) Benbecula, then coded (NR-C painted 2-C) when in Lagens, Azores 29/2/44; 519 Sq (Z9-B) Wick, Scot. 9/12/44; 251 Sq (-E) Reykjavik, Iceland, 1/8/45; Struck Off Charge 22/12/45. CLEOPATRA.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9239

41-9239

Delivered Cheyenne 28/5/42; Wayne 5/7/42; Dorval 11/7/42; Gander-Prestwick 17/7/42, to RAF [FL462]; 59 Sq (PJ-C) Thorney Is, 31/12/42, on 3/3/43 attacked U-boat and badly damaged it; 220 Sq (ZZ-W) Benbecula 7/4/43; Lagens, Azores Nov/43; hit trees on overshoot at Gosport, Hants. 22/1/45. Struck Off Charge 4/7/45.

B-17 #42-107092 / Freckles aka Umbriago

42-107092 / Freckles aka Umbriago

Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 13/3/44; transferred 615BS/401BG [IY-E] Deenethorpe 23/3/44 FRECKLES!; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with Jay Ossiander, Co-pilot: Roy Cooper, Navigator: Dominick Manolio, tog-Don Rouse, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Penrose Reagan, Radio Operator: Walt Dengler, Ball turret gunner: Ancil Anderson, Waist gunner: George Clarke,Tail gunner: Tom Higdon (9INT); flak, #2 & #3 both feathered, force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 7825. UMBRIAGO!

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85690

44-85690

Delivered Louisville 28/4/45; Rome 27/5/45; major damage to wing in taxi accident with parked aircraft 30/5/45; Syracuse 20/6/45; Garden City 27/9/45; San Antonio 5/2/46; 4121 BU Kelly 13/2/46; 15 TSK Clovis 25/3/46; 1503 BU Hamilton 18/6/46; Pacific TSP 14/8/46, drone with 509 Comp Gp, Bikini Atoll A-bomb tests; 1 EG Eglin 28/2/47; re-ass 31/3/47; 605 BU Eglin 10/3/48; 4141 BU Pyote 17/3/48; Recl Comp 18/4/50.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38761

43-38761

Delivered Lincoln 18/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-A] Bassingbourn 4/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5080

42-5080

Delivered Geiger 26 September 1942. Rapid City 3 November 1942. Assigned 88 BG/317BS. Force-landed base with Richard H. McGibeny 17 November 1942. Assigned 335BS/95BG, crashed Huron, South Dakota 18 February 1943, due to structural failure during a training flight with Pilot 1st Lt Oliver L. Walker; Co-pilot: 2nd Lt Howard D. Stevens Jr; Navigator: 2nd Lt Norman K. Mattice; Bombardier: 2nd Lt George J. Morris; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: T/Sgt Gerald W. Baker; Radio Operator: T/Sgt Charles R. Hooberry; Ball turret gunner: S/Sgt James D. White; Waist gunner: S/Sgt Michael Mitzka; Tail gunner: S/Sgt Charles A. Missana (9 Killed in Service). Written off.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5112

42-5112

Delivered Geiger 28/9/42; Ainsworth 15/12/42; Tinker 17/2/43; Rapid City 14/4/43; with Emmett Christian crashed North Range, SD 22/5/43; Written off 28/5/43.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-6060

42-6060

Delivered Long Beach 8/7/43; Cheyenne 12/7/43; with Bob Hagenbuch force landed Las Vegas Fd 13/4/43; Tinker 12/10/43; with ? force landed Buckingham Fd, FL 2/5/44; 2114 BU Lockbourn 14/8/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 19/12/45.

B-17 #43-37707 / Madame Shoo Shoo

43-37707 / Madame Shoo Shoo

Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 25/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bassingbourn 28/6/44; 324BS [DF-M]; severe battle damaged Stendahl 8/4/45 with David Hanst; force landed continent, Salvaged. With so many new aircraft in UK at the time, repairs were unnecessary. MADAME SHOO SHOO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107029 / Tailwind

42-107029 / Tailwind

Delivered Tulsa 1/2/44; Kearney 7/2/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/3/44; 708BG; Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Bob Johnson, Ken Nickerson, Rubin Poss, Cecil McGonigle, E.V. Lewelling, Tom Ashe, George Christoff, Bob Gilmore (8 Prisoner of War); Joe Esper (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Gross Himmlage, Ger; 1KIA 8POW; Missing Air Crew Report 10313. TAILWIND.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29755 / Little Caesar aka Vini Vidi Vici aka Gremlins Delite aka Last Straw

42-29755 / Little Caesar aka Vini Vidi Vici aka Gremlins Delite aka Last Straw

Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 11/3/43; Gulfport 28/3/43; Dow Fd 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 20/4/43 LITTLE CAESER, VINI VIDI VICI; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-Y] Ridgewell 14/7/43 GREMLINS DELITE; battle damaged Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 with Bill Butler, Navigator: Larry Potenza, Bombardier: Hayden Brown, Ball turret gunner: Bob Osborne (4 Returned to Duty); Co-pilot: John Anderson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Kinley Lindsay, Radio Operator: Wayne Maloney, Waist gunner: John Skrapits, Waist gunner: Francis McGinty,Tail gunner: Chas Smith (6 Prisoner of War); AFSC 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 18/6/44; 4136 BU Tinker 1/9/44; Keesler 10/1/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45. LAST STRAW.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85796

44-85796

Delivered Dallas 16/6/45; Rome 23/7/45; Independence 28/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 4/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-6050

42-6050

Delivered Long Beach 6/7/43; Orlando 24/12/43; El Paso 2/1/44; 2117 BU Buckingham 16/7/44; 2114 BU Lockbourn 10/8/44; with Bill Waterbury force landed base 7/9/44; with Pierre Tisdale 22/2/45; 1077 BU Bowman 26/2/45; 2114 BU Lockbourn 14/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 28/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97216 / 2 and 6

42-97216 / 2 and 6

Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-U] Polebrook 12/4/44; 510BS [TU-U]; damaged in Lutzkendorf mission on 11/9/44 with C or G Walker and force landed Brussels/Evere airfield, crew returned unharmed safely to base; {79m} burned on base 8/5/45; Salvaged 2 SAD 11/5/45. 2 AND 6.

B-17 #42-31034 / Bonnie Donnie

42-31034 / Bonnie Donnie

Delivered Dallas 8/9/43; to Gt Falls with Phil Sweet but force landed Pueblo, CO 10/9/43; Scott 20/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-G] Deenethorpe 8/11/43; Missing in Action Cologne 28/5/44 with George West, Waist gunner: Hugh Russell,Tail gunner: Mike Lefkin (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Doug McKinnon, Navigator: Lloyd Nutter, Bombardier: Tom Montgomery, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis Russell, Radio Operator: Bob Andrus, Ball turret gunner: John Womble, Waist gunner: Alf Morini (7 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Krensitz, nine miles NE of Leipzig, Ger; MACR 5309. BONNIE DONNIE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107210 / Be Coming Back

42-107210 / Be Coming Back

Delivered Tulsa 21/3/44; Kearney 4/4/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-N] Deenethorpe 29/4/44; had aborted mission on 12/6/44, had returned and parked at dispersal, when fragmentation bomb being unloaded exploded killing six and injuring 11; all ground crew: Sgt Royal Humphrety,Cpl Lee Weber, T/Sgt Jim Bradsher, Cpl Tony Milunic, Pfc Jim Oliver, Sgt Alvin Hecht (6 Killed in Service); Salvaged 2 SAD 14/6/44; Missing Air Crew Report 8925. BE COMING BACK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-6040

42-6040

Delivered Long Beach 30/6/43; Amarillo 3/7/43; Dallas 8/8/43; 4154 BU Spokane 4/6/44; 9BG McCook 18/6/44; 235 BU Biggs 22/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6907

44-6907

Delivered Lincoln 14/12/44; Dow Fd 22/12/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-P] Polebrook 1/1/45; 28m Returned to the USA Bradley 27/5/45; Sth Plains 30/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 24/11/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85529

44-85529

Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/45; Hunter 25/3/45; Grenier 12/4/45; 1103 BU Morrison 18/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85533

44-85533

Delivered Louisville 15/3/45; Topeka 25/3/45; Sth Plains 15/4/45; 2140 BU Smyrna 7/11/45; 342 BU Smyrna 30/4/46; 4104 BU Rome 13/6/46; 554 BU Memphis 16/6/46; 342 BU Smyrna 17/7/46; 4104 BU Rome 24/7/46; 594 BU Topeka 19/12/46; re-ass 31/3/47; 4112 BU Olmstead 18/6/47; 338 RVM Momote 1/1/48; 5 RVP Clark Fd 1/7/48; 9 SRGp Fairmont 20/10/49; AMC Hill Fd 25/10/49; Recl Comp 19/5/50.

B-17 #42-6101

42-6101

Delivered Long Beach 22/7/43; Amarillo 25/7/43; Dallas 10/8/43; Sioux City 26/11/43; Tinker 6/12/43; Assigned RCAF (as No. 9203) 168th Heavy Trans Sq, Rockcliffe, Ont. Canada for mail and VIPs to Prestwick, UK. Missing in Action between Lagens, Azores and Rabat, Alg, 25/12/43.