Latest entries in the database

B-17 #41-2443

41-2443

Delivered McChord 4/12/41; Assigned 7BG Java, 42BS/11BG Hickam 15/12/41; with Chas Allen (Ward Cox), crashed Keaheakahoe, Hawaii, 5/4/42.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24345

41-24345

Assigned 326BG/92BG Bovingdon /42; 342BS/97BG Polebrook 8/42; Maison Blanche, Alg 20/11//42; 20BG/2BG Massicault, Tun 14/11/43; Missing in Action Athens {5m} 20/12/43 with Bill Slaughter, Co-pilot: Bob Ogletree, Bombardier: Clarry Lanham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Buell, Ball turret gunner: Durwood Clem, Radio Operator: Belton Stamphill, Ball turret gunner: Hubert Isabelle, Waist gunner: Stan Cwiek,Tail gunner: Harlow Nowell (9 evaded capture – looked after by Greeks); Navigator: Bill Nehila (Prisoner of War); #2 & 3 engines out and #4 on fire, 9 bailed. Missing Air Crew Report 1514.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3046 / Ol’ Jackson – That Frisco Kid

42-3046 / Ol’ Jackson – That Frisco Kid

Delivered Cheyenne 1/2/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-V] Gulfport 7/4/43; Alconbury 15/4/43; 3m transferred 334BS [BG-V], then 412BS [QW-V]; 510BS/351BG [TU-X] Polebrook 17/6/43; 6m Kassel 30/7/43 with Harry Maser, crew ? (10 Returned to Duty); engine out, low on gas, u/c failed to lower, crash landed Woodbridge ELG, Suffolk, UK. Salvaged. OL’ JACKSON – THAT FRISCO KID.

B-17 #42-39885 / Sweet Rose O’Grady

42-39885 / Sweet Rose O’Grady

Delivered Long Beach 30/9/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Z] Molesworth 30/12/43; transferred 750BS/457BG [Q] Glatton 22/5/45; then 351BG Polebrook 29/5/45; 134m, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45. SWEET ROSE O’GRADY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31265

42-31265

Delivered Cheyenne 12/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Wilmington 3/12/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-X] Thorpe Abbotts 14/12/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Dale Croft (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Don Carr, Navigator: Des Laird, Bombardier: Farmer Rains, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marion McMullen, Radio Operator: Winston Adkins, Ball turret gunner: Jack Bailey, Waist gunner: Jim Hellman, Waist gunner: John McKeever,Tail gunner: Marvin Rusten (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Eldagsen, S of Volksen, three miles E of Springe, 12 miles SW of Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2382.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5798

42-5798

Delivered Long Beach 3/2/43; Rapid City 17/2/43; Brookley 12/3/43; Morrison 19/4/43; with Bill Sauer, force landed on salt flats 32 miles SE of base, TX 30/5/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-L] Alconbury 4/2/43; Missing in Action Kassel 28/7/43 with ?. Missing Air Crew Report 657.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39907 / Nasty Nellie

42-39907 / Nasty Nellie

Delivered Long Beach 5/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG [J] Knettishall 25/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Theophilus Pittman, Co-pilot: Bill Waters, Navigator: Jim Rolisin, Bombardier: Dave Hughes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Bornhorst, Radio Operator: Lew Ogden (6POW-4wia); Ball turret gunner: John Crosson, Waist gunner: Pete Kelly, Waist gunner: Dick Rynone,Tail gunner: Leroy Peterson (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KOd #3 and wing afire, crashed Hustedt, six miles SW of Verden, 19 miles SE of Bremen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4580. NASTY NELLIE.

B-17 #44-85702 / Super Stud

44-85702 / Super Stud

Delivered Louisville 4/5/45; Syracuse 4/6/45; Middletown 8/11/45; Morrison 21/2/46; 4112 BU Olmstead 26/2/46; West Palm Beach 3/3/46; re-ass 30/4/47; 4 BC France 1/1/48; 319 FTR France 23/6/48; 3622 AB France 17/9/48; 5625 ABGp France 1/4/49; 5621 MSUGp France 22/4/49; 3203 MSUGp Eglin 5/8/49; 550 GM Eglin 7/11/49; Recl Comp 25/5/50.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37768

42-37768

Delivered Denver 23/8/43; Gr Island 18/9/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-J] Kimbolton 19/10/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with P.A. Waggoner Jr, Co-pilot: Burt Emerson, Navigator: Herb Young, Bombardier: Art Desmond{surrendered four days later}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Will Cowan, Radio Operator: Murray Nadel, Ball turret gunner: Brady Adkins, Waist gunner: Ken Taylor (8 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Noel Hillyard{chute failed},Tail gunner: Bob Sutton (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Gifhorn/Hanover road junction, a mile S of Hanigsen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1943.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-83366

44-83366

Delivered Hunter 12/2/45; Grenier 25/2/45; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-A] Podington 28/3/45 (last aircraft assgd to grp); Green Project, re-ass 30/4/47; 501 SR 1/7/48; 7160 AB Erben 27/7/48; 60 AB Weisbaden 1/6/49; Recl Comp 13/1/50. Weisbaden 18/1/48; 7290 AB Oberpfaffenhofen

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102678 / Ole Worry Bird

42-102678 / Ole Worry Bird

Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-R] Horham 3/5/44; 42m, Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Willis Pozola, Co-pilot: Barton McNeill, Navigator: Bob Strachen, Bombardier: Bill Livingstone, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Hill, Radio Operator: Tony Capone, Ball turret gunner: Vince Lauricelia, Waist gunner: Leo Moser (8 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Jim Martin (Killed in Action); crashed Gottingen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10309. OLE WORRYBIRD.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38247

43-38247

Delivered Cheyenne 12/7/44; Kearney 23/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG Framlingham {BI-S] 10/8/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 31/12/44 with Walt Monit, Ivor Siler, Eino Jarvi, Joe Cohen, Frank Weimer (5 Killed in Action); John Mullins, Russell Read, Fred Woodland, Calvin Coulbourn (4 Prisoner of War); flak hit left wing, caught fire and exploded, crashed Maschen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11246.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37854 / Touchy Tess

43-37854 / Touchy Tess

Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/44; Kearney 8/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-V] Polebrook 17/7/44; Missing in Action {53m} Dresden 25/2/45 with Chas Alplanalp (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Harry Gividen, Navigator: George Brown, Bombardier: Ernie Ogden, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clinton Norby, Radio Operator: Paul Livingston, Ball turret gunner: John Genetti, Waist gunner: Herb Berlin,Tail gunner: Gene Bullock (8INT); flak, crash landed Ermensee, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 12728. TOUCHY TESS.

B-17 #42-30829 / Princess Pat

42-30829 / Princess Pat

Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/43; Gr Isle 13/8/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 5/9/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Mike Moran, Co-pilot: Joe Karbin, Bombardier: Joe McIntyre, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Perkins, Radio Operator: Joe Byce, Ball turret gunner: Tom Shaheen, Waist gunner: Jonnie Odom,Tail gunner: Floyd Watts (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Walter Conine, Waist gunner: Art Tweedel (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed near Lichtenhorst, nine miles NE of Nienberg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3081. PRINCESS PAT.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6922

44-6922

Delivered Lincoln 19/12/44; Grenier 24/12/44; Assigned 487BG Lavenham 1/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12//6/45; Sth Plains 18/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38774 / Der Fuehrer’s Nightmare

43-38774 / Der Fuehrer’s Nightmare

Delivered Lincoln 19/9/44; Grenier 6/10/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-B] Horham 16/10/44; 335BS [OE-B]; with H. Griffin force landed Belgium 24/12/44; 68m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. DER FUEHRER’S NIGHTMARE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38297

43-38297

Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 10/8/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 3/3/45 with Chas White, Walter Helm, Jim Gunderson, George Lemberling, Marvin Knight, Fred Graf, Loren Arment, Doyle Whitney, Bob Boatman (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Apelern, Ger?. Missing Air Crew Report 12887.

B-17 #42-5081 / Luscious Lady

42-5081 / Luscious Lady

Delivered Tulsa 17/9/42; West Palm Beach 17/1/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-V] Molesworth 15/2/43; took off from RAF Colerne, NI on training mission and involved in landing accident at RAF Filton, 17/10/43 with Dave Shelhamer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: J.K. Willett, Radio Operator: W.L. Harvie, pass-Capt J.E.Whitaker, Capt M. Supernick, Cpl E.L. Hughes; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5/4/44; 419BS/301BG Lucera 7/7/44; {1m} Returned to the USA 4136 BU Tinker 27/4/44; Recl Comp Eglin 3/1/46. LADY/ LUSCIOUS/ LADY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31548 / Shu Shu Baby

42-31548 / Shu Shu Baby

Delivered Denver 20/11/43; Midford 22/11/43; Salt Lake 24/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Assigned 749BS/457BG [K] Glatton 29/1/44; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Podington 11/3/44; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Don Shufeldt, Co-pilot: Jim Poppell, Navigator: Joe Tobin, Bombardier: George Cuneo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Kyle Purcell, Radio Operator: Jim Mercer, Ball turret gunner: Roland Paquette, Waist gunner: Jim McGee, Waist gunner: Sam Penfield,Tail gunner: Dick Lloyd (10INT); force landed Rinkaby Afd, Kristianstad, Swed; Missing Air Crew Report 3671. Left for UK 20/6/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 1/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/12/45. Missing Air Crew Report 3671. SHU SHU BABY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38578

43-38578

Delivered Cheyenne 20/8/44; Lincoln 7/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 1/10/44; Missing in Action Cologne 17/10/44; flak, crashed Koblenz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9480.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3091

42-3091

Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/43; New Castle 18/4/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Framlingham 12/5/43; 5m, transferred 422BS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 17/6/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt (a night mission 3/4 Oct) 4/10/43 with Tom Seay, Bombardier: Norman Sarrat, Radio Operator: Chas Cox, Waist gunner: Bernie Resnicoff,Tail gunner: Jim Burney (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Ed Troph, Navigator: Bob Pierce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Brauser, Ball turret gunner: L.G. McCoy, Waist gunner: Delano Williams (5 Killed in Action); flak, crashed on fire Gross-Karben, 10 miles NE of Frankfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 785.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97252 / Devil’s Mistress

42-97252 / Devil’s Mistress

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 6/5/44; no ops, transferred 510BS/351BG [TU-K] Polebrook 24/5/44; 103m Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 4/12/45. DEVIL’S MISTRESS.

B-17 #44-8444 / Treble Four

44-8444 / Treble Four

Delivered Dallas 14-Sep-44; Hunter 29-Sep-44; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 16-Oct-44; Assigned 836BS/487BG [2G-N] Lavenham 20-Nov-44; battle damaged Darmstadt 24-Dec-44 with Bob Harriman, Brig Gen Fred Castle, Larry Swain, Lt Claude Rowe tg (4 Killed in Action); Capt Edmund Auer, Henry Macarty ex nav, Paul Biri, Quentin Jeffers, Lt Bruno Procopio mickey-op, Lowell Hudson (6 Returned to Duty); enemy aircraft hit #4, crash landed Hods, Bel. (among Killed in Actionwas Brig Gen Fred Castle, 94BG CO who took aircraft down safely away from US troops below, and awarded posthumous Medal of Honor); Salvaged 28-Jan-45; Missing Air Crew Report 11552. TREBLE FOUR.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3054

42-3054

Delivered Denver 17/1/43; Gore 31/3/43; Lewiston 14/4; Ephrata 29/6/43; Dyersburg 2/7/43; Felts Fd 15/8/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 22/5/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6173 / Miss Florala

44-6173 / Miss Florala

Delivered Tulsa 19/5/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 28/6/44; Missing in Action Stendahl 8/4/45 with Harvey Adelmeyer, Co-pilot: John Frampton, Navigator: Norman Melvin, tog-Ed Dybicz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Dailey, Waist gunner: Bob Cobb (6 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Jim Hayden,Tail gunner: Ed Houser (2 Returned to Duty); flak, crashed Gottingen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 13873. (last group aircraft lost in action) MISS FLORALA.