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B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37994 / My Blue Heaven

43-37994 / My Blue Heaven

Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-D] Thorpe Abbotts 11/7/44; 350BS [LN-D]; transferred 482BG Alconbury 20/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45. MY BLUE HEAVEN.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24630

41-24630

Delivered Geiger 21/9/42; Assigned 18BS/34BG Blythe 11/12/42; force landed base with Joe Gemmill 16/12/42; Written off 27/1/43.

B-17 #41-24591 / Rigor Mortis

41-24591 / Rigor Mortis

Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-B] Presque Is 20/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Ray Halliday, Co-pilot: Russ Brooke, Navigator: Bob Curtis, Bombardier: Clarry Veach, Radio Operator: Joe McKegney, Waist gunner: Alf Jawerewski (6 Prisoner of War), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Shaver, Waist gunner: Tony Marandola,Tail gunner: Duane Lawhead (3 evaded capture), Ball turret gunner: Steve Dorko (Killed in Action); mech failure, crashed Buchy, 19 miles SE of Dieppe, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1344 & 2155. RIGOR MORTIS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24586 / Wham Bam

41-24586 / Wham Bam

Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-U/A] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 26/10/42; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 20/3/44; Returned to the USA Robins 1/8/44; Recl Comp 30/8/45. WHAM BAM.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8041

44-8041

Delivered Tulsa 16/5/44; Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 21/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG Chelveston 26/8/44; on non-op flight to Podington 6/9/44 with Jerome Greenberg, Co-pilot: Ken Knowles, Navigator: Alf Gumaer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Hubert McCullars, Radio Operator: Bill Neyens (5 Returned to Duty); aircraft landed with u/c still up and skidded onto grass; Salvaged 2 SAD 8/9/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37591

43-37591

elivered Cheyenne 2/5/44; Hunter 2/5/44; Dow Fd 24/5/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 27/5/44; Missing in Action Abbeville 5/6/44 with Chas Peterson, Co-pilot: Jim Keefe, Navigator: Elmer Vishion, Bombardier: Jim Jones, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Phillips, Radio Operator: Paul Zima, Ball turret gunner: Jim Heller, Waist gunner: Dick Sawaya,Tail gunner: Corwin Alspach (9 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Andy Addison (Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-107095 (100BG); crashed two miles E of Hardelot, four miles S of Boulogne, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 5383.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107095 / Little Bit

42-107095 / Little Bit

Delivered Tulsa 18/2/44; Gr Island 2/3/44; Grenier 3/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-F] Thorpe Abbotts 7/4/44; Missing in Action French A/Fds 5/6/44 with Mark Wilson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John McAuliffe, Radio Operator: Gene Sweeney, Ball turret gunner: Don Rohasek, Waist gunner: Bill Moreland, Waist gunner: Glover Nall,Tail gunner: Cecil Davis (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Don Roth, Navigator: John Johnson, Bombardier: Ralph Kroenke (3 Killed in Action); hit by ground rocket and veered into collision with 43-37591 (100BG); crashed Channel ten miles off Hardelot, S of Boulougne, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 5384. LITTLE BIT.

B-17 #41-2590

41-2590

Delivered MacDill 24/2/42; Cheyenne 14/5/42; force landed with Bill Bloodgood MacDill 20/6/42; Walla Walla 26/6/42; Eglin 3/8/42; Wright 25/9/42; Lockbourn 22/4/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 18/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102771

42-102771

Delivered Alexandra 2/4/44; used in training by 452BG; 221 BU Alexandra 17/1/45; 329 BU Alexandra 1/3/45; 325 BU Avon Park 29/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 21/8/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97180

42-97180

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Gr Island 22/2/44; Grenier 23/3/44; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-K] Thurleigh 2/4/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44 with Marvin Freeman, Navigator: Chas Stansbury, Bombardier: Francis Smith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marlin Summer, Radio Operator: Ken Lovens, Ball turret gunner: John Holmes (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Curtis Barber, Waist gunner: Jim Highes,Tail gunner: Bob Appell (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed near Britz, N of Berlin; Missing Air Crew Report 8832.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-6190

42-6190

Delivered Long Beach 17/8/43; 356 Sub Dep Dalhart 17/10/43; 232 BU Dalhart 9/6/44; 421 BU Muroc 15/7/44; 232 BU Dalhart 3/12/44; 357 BU Kellogg 29/12/44; 246 BU Pratt 23/1/45; 902 BU Orlando 17/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-85693

44-85693

Delivered Louisville 1/5/45; Rome 25/5/45; Middletown 6/11/45; Morrison 6/12/45; West Palm Beach 17/12/45; re-ass 30/4/47; 5 BC Rio Hato, CZ 1/1/48; 4 BC France, CZ 8/1/48; Panama 1/6/48; 5621 MSU France 26/7/48; 5620 AB Sq France 25/4/49; Panama 6/7/49; Eglin 26/8/49; Recl Comp 9/9/49.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3036

42-3036

Delivered Cheyenne 234/1/43; Gowen 13/2/43; Tinker 5/6/43; Dyersburg 17/7/43; Written off 8/3/44.

B-17 #42-97249 / How was it? Well?

42-97249 / How was it? Well?

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Kearney 2/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-P] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; transferred 603BS; {112m} to RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 11/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 20/12/45. HOW WAS IT? WELL?

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-6189

42-6189

Delivered Long Beach 17/8/43; Cheyenne 18/8/43; with Larry Price crash landed Lockbourn 26/12/43; Written off 1/1/44.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29959

42-29959

Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Gore 20/3/43; New Castle 13/4/43; Dow Fd 21/4/43; en route UK was involved in landing accident with Bob Baker at Langford Lodge, N. Ireland; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-M] Thurleigh 23/5/43; then 423BS; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Larry Kooima, Co-pilot: Frank Crawford, Navigator: Don Berkey, Bombardier: Chas Cressey, Ball turret gunner: Stan Couvillion, Waist gunner: Alvis Tinsley (6 Killed in Action), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Virgil Struckhoff, Radio Operator: Cecil Brooks, Waist gunner: Fred Hutchinson,Tail gunner: Bob Westonwho landed in Bremen street! (4 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Fischerhude, six miles E of Bremen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 867.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38302 / Hellcat Hattie

43-38302 / Hellcat Hattie

Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-Z] Thurleigh 23/9/44; secret mission 3/11/44, ret 17/12/44; #3 exploded while over The Wash on gunnery mission 9/3/45 with Wilf Miessler, Navigator: John Pappas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Mont Baughman, Radio Operator: Walt Searles, Ball turret gunner: Carlo Caserta,Tail gunner: Bob Harrison (8 Killed in Action), Co-pilot: Stan Burns, Bombardier: Bill Johnson (2RTD-picked up by RAF ASR); Missing Air Crew Report 12961. HELLCAT HATTIE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38459  / Cargo for Margo

43-38459 / Cargo for Margo

Delivered Cheyenne 6/8/44; Lincoln 16/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-V] Thorpe Abbotts 3/9/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 31/12/44 with John Morin, Lou Ciriego, Alf Letourneau, Emil Hawdy, George Kouloutpants, Bill Hanley, Bill Wright {Wounded in Action}, Bill Berry (8 Prisoner of War); Dale Brown (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Westerhusen, near Emden, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11358. CARGO FOR MARGO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-6188

42-6188

Delivered Long Beach 17/8/43; Cheyenne 18/8/43; 2117 BU Buckingham 16/6/44; 3501 Boca Raton 16/17/44; 2114 BU Lockbourn 4/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45.

B-17 #42-3425 / Silder Dollar II aka In God We Trust

42-3425 / Silder Dollar II aka In God We Trust

Delivered Denver 1/6/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 18/7/43 SILVER DOLLAR II; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Rich Cunningham, Waist gunner: Marius Brohard (2 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Warren Foote, Navigator: Tony Massa, Bombardier: Joe Cowley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Morris Tryon, Radio Operator: Russell Condry, Ball turret gunner: John Lovin, Waist gunner: Lew Baker,Tail gunner: Earl Sonke (8 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Propriete Marin, Sainte Maure, N of Troyes, Fr, Missing Air Crew Report 3115. IN GOD WE TRUST.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38059 / Chesty-V

43-38059 / Chesty-V

Delivered Cheyenne 21/6/44; Lincoln 14/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 12/7/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Capt Oscar Nanson, Co-pilot: Roy Kiern, Radio Operator: George Simpson, Ball turret gunner: Larry Layton (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: Don Topping, Bombardier: Lindsay Lipscomb, Waist gunner: Sid Brown,Tail gunner: Joe Burton (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Shull (evaded capture); flak, crashed Sommerda, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10841.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8503 / Baby Bunty

44-8503 / Baby Bunty

Delivered Lincoln 2/10/44; Grenier 14/10/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-A] Thorpe Abbotts 18/10/44; battle damaged Zwickau 19/3/45; force landed with ? Le Culot A/fd, Bel; Salvaged 1/4/45. BABY BUNTY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5762

42-5762

Delivered Cheyenne 23/12/42; Salina 6/1/43; Morrison 31/1/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 23/2/43; transferred Service Sq 28/6/43; battle damaged Messina 25/6/43 with ?; Salvaged.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8834 / Poo Bah

44-8834 / Poo Bah

Delivered Hunter 8/1/45; Dow Fd 6/2/45; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-G] Thorpe Abbotts 8/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 20/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/12/45. (npo)POO BAH.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6911

44-6911

Delivered Lincoln 16/12/44; Grenier 23/12/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23/11/45.