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B-17 #42-29477 / Little Audrey aka Joan of Arc

42-29477 / Little Audrey aka Joan of Arc

303rd Bomb Group306th Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron369th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/43; Salina 11/1/43; Morrison 5/2/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-H] Thurleigh 17/4/43 LITTLE AUDREY; transferred 358BS/303BG [VK-B] Molesworth 25/9/43; 4m Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Roy Sanders, Co-pilot: Henry Nogash, Navigator: Gordon Wood, Bombardier: Philip Peed, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Rozek, Radio Operator: Jim Trest, Ball turret gunner: Mathias Kremer, Waist gunner: Riker Smith, foto-Wallace Martin (9 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Martin Carll,Tail gunner: Alf Cockrun (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft struck with Me rocket, crashed Bamberg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 907. JOAN OF ARC.

B-17 #42-29511 / The Iron Maiden

42-29511 / The Iron Maiden

379th Bomb Group92nd Bomb Group 407th Bomb Squadron525th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 3/1/43; Salina 11/1/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-W] Alconbury 19/5/43; transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-W] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Roland Martin, Co-pilot: Linden Price, Navigator: Dan Maher, Bombardier: Irving Rittenburg, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Mattern, Radio Operator: Nick Macri, Ball turret gunner: Elihu Peacock, Waist gunner: Dan Sirianni, Waist gunner: John Cihonski,Tail gunner: Adam Janik (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crash landed S of Wurzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 957. THE IRON MAIDEN.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29653 / Bad News

42-29653 / Bad News

379th Bomb Group92nd Bomb Group96th Bomb Group 327th Bomb Squadron525th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 30/1/43; Salina 11/2/43; Morrison 28/2/43; {Secret mission 19/5/43}; Assigned 96BG Dow Fd 4/6/43; transferred 327BS/92BG [UX- ] Alconbury 19/7/43; 525BS/379BG [FR-D] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Dick Jones, Co-pilot: Tom Lair, Navigator: Bob Anderson, Bombardier: Perry Fischer, Ball turret gunner: Bob Wills, Waist gunner: Alby Roberts (6 Prisoner of War), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Jacobsen, Radio Operator: George Sandner, Waist gunner: Walt Hoffman,Tail gunner: Gerald Hansen (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed near Schrozberg, 31 miles S of Wurzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 956. BAD NEWS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29776

42-29776

305th Bomb Group379th Bomb Group92nd Bomb Group 326th Bomb Squadron524th Bomb Squadron Mid-air collision with e/a

Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/43; Gore 2/3/43; Tinker 5/4/43; Romulus 12/4/43; Presque Is 26/4/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 19/7/43; transferred 326BS/92BG [JW-F] Alconbury 21/7/43; 524BS/379BG [WA-F] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Sam Gaffield, Co-pilot: Thoralf Carlson, Navigator: Steve Namjestink, Bombardier: Hector De Vargas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Grossman, Radio Operator: John Ehrenzeller, Ball turret gunner: Fred Landis, Waist gunner: Art Skelton,Tail gunner: Bill Forsythe (9 Killed in Action), Waist gunner: Ramey Gray (Prisoner of War); coll with enemy aircraft, crashed Grettstadt, SE of Goshsheim, SE of Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1353.

B-17 #42-29800 / Me and My Gal

42-29800 / Me and My Gal

305th Bomb Group384th Bomb Group95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron422nd Bomb Squadron546th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; Smoky Hill 14/3/43; Morrison 9/4/43; Assigned 95th Bomb Group/335th Bomb Squadron [OE-L] at Alconbury 17 May 1943. Flew 4 missions with the 95th BG. Transferred to 305th Bomb Group/422nd Bomb Squadron [JJ-E/J] at Chelveston on 17 June 1943. Transferred to the 384th Bomb Group/546th Bomb Squadron [BK-?] at Grafton Underwood on 7 October 1943. Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14 October 1943 with Pilot William R. Harry; Navigator David H. Black; Flight engineer/top turret gunner Tom B. Wheeler; Radio Operator Edward F. Simpson; Ball turret gunner: John C. McKenna; Right Waist gunner: Howard D. Parks; Left Waist gunner: Julius M. Markus; Tail gunner: Leroy Parent (8 Prisoners of War). Co-pilot: Ivan L. Rice’s chute opened inside when about to jump – Killed in Action); Bombardier: Charles P. Mannka (made Prisoner of War-POW – died in captivity). Enemy aircraft, crashed Simmershofen, 19 miles SE of Würzburg, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR #840. ME AND MY GAL.

B-17 #42-29803 / Flat Foot Floogie

42-29803 / Flat Foot Floogie

305th Bomb Group381st Bomb Group95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron365th Bomb Squadron534th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 22/2/43; Gore 8/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Alconbury 8/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 4m, transferred 365BS/305BG [XK-Q/E] Chelveston 17/6/43 FLAT FOOT FLOOGIE; 534BS/381BG [GD-P] Ridgewell 11/9/43; 6m/381 Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43; enemy aircraft KO’d #3, and ship exploded, crashed Hausen, three miles E of Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1037.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29867 / Lucifer II

42-29867 / Lucifer II

305th Bomb Group381st Bomb Group384th Bomb Group 364th Bomb Squadron535th Bomb Squadron544th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 28/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-A] Chelveston 12/7/43; transferred 535BS/381BG [MS-T] Ridgewell 22/8/43 LUCIFER II; {4+m} 544BS/384BG [SU-C] Grafton Underwood 4/10/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Walter Williams, Co-pilot: Bedford Candler, Navigator: Carl Abele, Bombardier: Tom Breen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Bush, Radio Operator: Tom Hanrahan, Ball turret gunner: Bill Genette, Waist gunner: Jim Deese, Waist gunner: Mike Henneberry (9 Prisoner of War),Tail gunner: Albt Wickline (evaded capture); enemy aircraft, bellied in near Metz, Fr. , repaired and used by KG200. Missing Air Crew Report 838.

B-17 #42-29870 / TS aka Big Moose

42-29870 / TS aka Big Moose

305th Bomb Group379th Bomb Group384th Bomb Group 365th Bomb Squadron545th Bomb Squadron Failed to return

Delivered Denver 28/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 30/4/43; Dow Fd 1/5/43; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 2/5/43; transferred 365BS/305BG [XK-T/H] Chelveston 23/6/43; 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 29/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Giles Kauffman, Co-pilot: George Molner, Navigator: Frank Pogorzelski, Bombardier: Dave Danneman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Jarrell, Radio Operator: Jules Beck, Ball turret gunner: Jacob Martinez, Waist gunner: Paul Spodar,Tail gunner: Stan Rueben (9 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Pete Seniawsky (EVD-ret UK 1/12/43 via Spain & Gibraltar); crashed Bruckenau, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1038. TS aka BIG MOOSE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29952 / Sizzle

42-29952 / Sizzle

305th Bomb Group96th Bomb Group 364th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Smoky Hill 5/4/43; Selfridge 21/4/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 25/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-J] Chelveston 31/5/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Doug Murdock, Navigator: John Manahan, Bombardier: John Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russ Kiggins, Waist gunner: Tony Dienes (5 Killed in Action), Co-pilot: Edwin Smith, Radio Operator: Thelma Wiggins, Ball turret gunner: John Lloyd, Waist gunner: Lester Levy,Tail gunner: Bill Menzies (5 Prisoner of War), enemy aircraft, crashed Bosseveldt, near Maastricht, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 917. SIZZLE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29971

42-29971

305th Bomb Group 423rd Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/43; Walla Walla 29/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Field 30/4/43; Assigned 423BS/305BG [RD-F] Chelveston 23/5/43; damaged in mid-air collision with 42-30221 (306) 8/7/43 with Frank Kackstetter; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Vernon Cole, Radio Operator: Robah Shields, Ball turret gunner: Don Richardson, Waist gunner: Fred Zumpf (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Partridge, Navigator: Chas Kuehn, Bombardier: Joe Columbus, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Folk, Waist gunner: Adrien Wright,Tail gunner: Irving Mills (6 Prisoner of War); hit by rocket from JU88, then exploded to crashed Beek, near Maastricht, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 819.

B-17 #42-29988 / Lucifer Jr. aka The Uncouth Bastard

42-29988 / Lucifer Jr. aka The Uncouth Bastard

305th Bomb Group381st Bomb Group 364th Bomb Squadron535th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 22/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 24/5/43 LUCIFER JR. with Melvin Hecker, Bill Cormany, Edwin Frost, Harry Becker, Bob Crain, Bob Roeder, Earl Miller, Jim O’Hara, Chas Russell, Frank Rumberger; 7m transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-A] Chelveston 22/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bob Holt, Co-pilot: Aubrey Young, Navigator: Ed Ball, Bombardier: Bryce Barrett, Radio Operator: Doris Bowman,Tail gunner: Mike Letanosky (6 Killed in Action), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Blackwell, Ball turret gunner: Bill Frieson, Waist gunner: Frank Rollow, Waist gunner: Floyd Lenning (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Immendorf/Floeverich, near Puffendorf, 12 miles N of Aachen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 914. THE UNCOUTH BASTARD.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29991 / Patches aka We’ll Never Know

42-29991 / Patches aka We’ll Never Know

390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Dallas 2/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Love Fd 13/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-T] Framlingham 14/7/43 PATCHES; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Fernie McEwin, Co-pilot: Bob Withrow, Navigator: Vic Baker, Bombardier: Larry Baker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Powers, Radio Operator: Albt Widman, Ball turret gunner: Cecil Holliday, Waist gunner: George Jahnke, Waist gunner: Edwin Pearce,Tail gunner: Fred Smart (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Lohrweg, near Gondelsheim, nine miles E of Karlsruhe, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 858. WE’LL NEVER KNOW.

B-17 #42-30040 / Picadilly Commando aka Wabbit-Twacks III

42-30040 / Picadilly Commando aka Wabbit-Twacks III

384th Bomb Group96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron546th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 3/5/43; Dow Fd 20/5/43; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-B] Grafton Underwood 22/5/43 PICCADILLY COMMANDO; transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-A] Snetterton 6/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bob Harmeson, Radio Operator: Tollie Berry, Ball turret gunner: Jay Jolley, Waist gunner: Bill Howell, Waist gunner: Lester Knopp,Tail gunner: Bob Henry (6 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Vernon Clark, Bombardier: Chas Bronner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Dunning (3 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Chas Baer (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Avincourt, 12 miles N of St Dizier, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 837. WABBIT-TWACKS III.

B-17 #42-30135 / Trouble Shooter

42-30135 / Trouble Shooter

351st Bomb Group95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron511th Bomb Squadron Failed to return

Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Presque Is 10/5/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-N] Polebrook 26/5/43; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 16/6/43; on 16/9/43 with Bill McPherson force landed RAF Harwarden; taxi accident with Albt Rummans Metfield 13/10/43; Missing in Action (20m) Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Capt Bill McPherson, Co-pilot: George Byrnes, Navigator: Bill Prochaska, Bombardier: Austin Pritchard, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Ciaccia, Radio Operator: Tony Kosmala, Waist gunner: Morris Eckard, Waist gunner: Henry Rhodes (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Fred Nunnold (EVD-and returned); #3 feathered, gear down, then crashed between Rheims & Sedan, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 855. TROUBLE SHOOTER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30149 / Spare Parts

42-30149 / Spare Parts

94th Bomb Group 333rd Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [XM-A2] Earls Colne 27/5/43; Rougham 12/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Jim Mullinax, Co-pilot: Frank Peyton, Navigator: Maurice Fridrich, Bombardier: Jay Coberly, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Emil McCormick, Radio Operator: George Anderson, Ball turret gunner: Don Wilson, Waist gunner: Ellis Baxendall, Waist gunner: Harley Almon,Tail gunner: Curtis Brown (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Bamberg, near Wurzburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 790. SPARE PARTS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30175 / Hammer of Hell

42-30175 / Hammer of Hell

306th Bomb Group 367th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 28/4/43; Walla Walla 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 21/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-B] Thurleigh 18/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Dick Butler, Co-pilot: John Kappmeyer, Navigator: Harry McCaleb, Bombardier: Francis Banda, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alex Heyburn, Radio Operator: Amos May, Ball turret gunner: Ed DeBuyser, Waist gunner: Ernie Henderson, Waist gunner: Marcel St Louis{released from Wurzburg hospital 17/3/44},Tail gunner: Jim Harris (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d three engines, crashed Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 822.

B-17 #42-30196 / Sad Sack

42-30196 / Sad Sack

384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Tinker 25/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-V] Grafton Underwood 23/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Larry Keller, Co-pilot: Marion Odell, Navigator: Jerome Hart, Bombardier: Ken Gross, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Virgilio Jacoby, Ball turret gunner: Harry McLean (6 Killed in Action), Radio Operator: Wallie Vansandt, Waist gunner: John Maloney, Waist gunner: Pete Motiaytis,Tail gunner: Chas Jellings (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Bischbrunn, near Markt Heidenfeldt, 18 miles W of Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 839. SAD SACK.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30199

42-30199

306th Bomb Group 369th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Westover 9/6/43; Dow Fd 10/6/43; Presque Is 13/6/43; Rome Fd 15/6/43; Patterson 27/6/43; Bolling 4/7/43; Louisville 8/8/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-R] Thurleigh 24/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with George Bettinger, Co-pilot: Abe Block, Bombardier: Leland Dowden, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sam Gerking, Radio Operator: Gordon Lewis, Ball turret gunner: Elmer Mills, Waist gunner: Don Williams, Waist gunner: Jim Montana,Tail gunner: Linden Voight{wia-foot blown off} (9 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Elbert Wood (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Ginnick,, near Wettweiss, seven miles SE of Duren, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 821. THE WICKED WAAC.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30231

42-30231

95th Bomb Group 325th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/5/43; Dow Field 29/5/43; Assigned 325BS/95BG [NV-Z] Alconbury 6/6/43; transferred 326BS [JW-O]; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ray Clough, Co-pilot: Jim Dickens, Navigator: Fred Bird, Bombardier: Bill Fraser, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bandy Herman, Radio Operator: Jones Jackson, Ball turret gunner: Jim Cauley, Waist gunner: Jack Calvert, Waist gunner: George Woiblett,Tail gunner: Art Bomberger (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed St Goar, 11 miles SE of Boppard, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 844.

B-17 #42-30242 / Lallah-V III aka Pappy’s Hellions

42-30242 / Lallah-V III aka Pappy’s Hellions

305th Bomb Group 364th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 2/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-N] Chelveston 10/6/43; fitted with H2S equipment in trials at Burtonwood, UK; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot: Tom Davis, Navigator: John Cole, Bombardier: Joe Collins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Finley Mercer, Ball turret gunner: Art Englehardt, Waist gunner: Dick Lewis, Waist gunner: Chas Green,Tail gunner: Walt Gottshall (9 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: Russ Algren (KIA-chute caught fire); enemy aircraft, crashed four miles W of Duren, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 911. LALLAH V…-.

B-17 #42-30383 / Brennan’s Circus

42-30383 / Brennan’s Circus

94th Bomb Group 332nd Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dow Fd 7/7/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-D2] Rougham 8/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Joe Brennan, Co-pilot: Gordon White, Navigator: Verne Viterbo, Bombardier: Joe Genone, (ettg – ?), Radio Operator: Willard Wetzel{final mission}, (btg and lwg – ??), Waist gunner: Denver Nowlin, (tg – ? (10 Returned to Duty); enemy aircraft KO’d engine, second attack damaged another, jettisoned bombs before tracers KO’d a third engine, ditched North Sea five miles from UK; rescued in an hour ! BRENNAN’S CIRCUS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30387

42-30387

92nd Bomb Group 326th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Gore 7/6/43; Tinker 9/6/43; Dalhart 27/6/43; Gr Isle 27/6/43; Presque Is 3/8/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-F/A] Alconbury 21/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Major George Ott, Co-pilot: George Long, Navigator: Malcolm Champagne, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Hottenstein, Radio Operator: Dick Spellerberg, Ball turret gunner: John Benson, Waist gunner: Harry Clark, Waist gunner: Joe Pribish,Tail gunner: Jim Proakis{died in camp 3/12/43} (9 Prisoner of War), Bombardier: Jerome Tiger (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Flurabteilung Kastellerweg, near Markt Bibart, 22 miles SE of Wurtzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 849.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30457 / Jimmy Boy II

42-30457 / Jimmy Boy II

94th Bomb Group 331st Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 3/6/43; Gore 16/6/43; Kearney 18/6/43; Dow Fd 8/7/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-N] Rougham 9/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Tom Beal, Co-pilot: Hubert Moseley, Radio Operator: Chas Elwell, Waist gunner: Bob Dillon (4 Prisoner of War); Navigator: George Glatthar, Bombardier: Ed Burley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Tracy, Ball turret gunner: Levorn Jamgochian, Waist gunner: Bob Hamrick,Tail gunner: Larry Sheck (6 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed near Metz, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 792. JIMMY BOY II.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3056

42-3056

379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 18/1/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-R] Presque Is 29/4/43; Kimbolton 26/6/43; Missing in Action Anklam 14/10/43 with Matt Zack{+ 524BS crew}, Co-pilot: Fritz Minder, Navigator: George Lemen, Bombardier: John Vournakis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Berge Hekimian, Radio Operator: Joyce Ouellet, Ball turret gunner: Edwin Kiddle, Waist gunner: George Baskovic, Waist gunner: Clint Segraves,Tail gunner: Harry Turner (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed near Singhofen, 12 miles SW of Limburg, Ger.. Missing Air Crew Report 955.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30654

42-30654

92nd Bomb Group 327th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Amarillo 5/7/43; Dallas 19/7/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Pendleton 14/8/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-W] Podington 16/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Julian Brown, Ball turret gunner: John Johnson,Tail gunner: Raphael Simeroth (3 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Harry Toombs, Navigator: Fred Dougherty, togg-Bill Harrison, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Sack, Radio Operator: Jim Geibell, Waist gunner: George Rinko, Waist gunner: Vaughn Bowers (7 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft struck with rocket missiles, crashed Bischbrunn, near Markt Heidenfelt, 20 miles W of Wurzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 848.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30707 / Piccadilly Commando II

42-30707 / Piccadilly Commando II

306th Bomb Group 369th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Gr Isle 27/7/43; Kearney 8/8/43; Topeka 13/8/43; Scott 17/8/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-B] Chelveston 25/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Gustav Holmstrom, Co-pilot: Francis Ferguson{Wounded in Action}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Loubet, Ball turret gunner: Fred Massey, Waist gunner: Bill Oliver, Waist gunner: Ralph Ellsworth,Tail gunner: Chas Fatigati (7 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Phil Anderson, Bombardier: Jack Kelly, Radio Operator: Mike Uhrin (3KIA-bodies never found), Ball turret gunner: Fred Massey (evaded capture); enemy aircraft KO’d #4 plus other damage, crashed SE of Hanau, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 816. PICCADILLY COMMANDO.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30708

42-30708

92nd Bomb Group 407th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Gore 16/7/43; Kearney 8/8/43; Topeka 14/8/43; Scott 17/8/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-L/J] Alconbury 31/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bill Byrne*, Radio Operator: John Carr*, Ball turret gunner: Tony Gerhard (3KIA-*bodies never recovered), Co-pilot: Clyde Fairchild, Navigator: Bob McCarthy, Bombardier: George Reynard, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Fisher, Waist gunner: Ernie Raines, Waist gunner: Jack Pumphrey,Tail gunner: John Krupinski (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed near Wurzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 845.

B-17 #42-30709

42-30709

388th Bomb Group96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Gore 16/7/43; Gr Isle 24/7/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 11/8/43; Presque 16/8/43; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 20/8/43; transferred 339BS/96BG [QJ-P] Snetterton 21/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Coles Goodner, Co-pilot: Arthur Leu, Navigator: Jim Lapp, Bombardier: Howard Day, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lester Kraft, Radio Operator: Bernie Harman, Ball turret gunner: John Chaney, Waist gunner: Melvin Jackson, Waist gunner: Roy McGinnis,Tail gunner: Dick Cuirszak (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crash landed Ingwiller, 22 miles NW of Strasbourg, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 836.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30710

42-30710

306th Bomb Group 423rd Bomb Squadron lost or damaged by flak/aa-fire

Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Gr Isle 25/7/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-I] Thurleigh 6/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with John Jackson, Navigator: Bernie Bernstein, Radio Operator: Warren Eitner, Waist gunner: Elza McQuithy, Waist gunner: Jerry Greenberg (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Dan Carey, Bombardier: Henry Farmer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sol Levine, Ball turret gunner: Burl Ford,Tail gunner: Ray Ristau (5 Prisoner of War) flak, crashed Friedburg, near Nieder-Florstadt, 15 miles N of Frankfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 818.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30726

42-30726

92nd Bomb Group 407th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Dallas 19 July 1943; Dalhart 17 August 1943; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-X/S] Alconbury 16 September 1943; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14 October 1943; on leaving the target, attacked by enemy Fw110 aircraft. Last sighted at 13:40 in the vicinity of Düren, Germany, it exploded & crashed near Kembach, 15 miles West of Wurzburg, Germany. Credit for the loss is attributed to German fighter pilot Fw. Joachim Gutmann, of 8./ZG26. 6KIA 4POW. Missing Air Crew Report-MACR 846.

B-17 #42-30727 / Fightin’ Bitin’

42-30727 / Fightin’ Bitin’

306th Bomb Group 367th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraftlost or damaged by flak/aa-fire

Delivered Dallas 19/7/43; Scott 10/8/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-Z] Thurleigh 2/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bill Bisson, Navigator: George Young, Bombardier: Joe Lukens, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Osep, Tail gunner: Thompson Wilson (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Chas Stafford, Radio Operator: John McLellan, Ball turret gunner: Dick Vader, Waist gunner: Peter Giovanni, Waist gunner: Constantine Lamb (5 Prisoner of War); Flak knocked out two engines and fighters riddled the tail, crashed Hoehefeld, 15 miles W of Wurzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 817. FIGHTIN’ BITIN’.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30779

42-30779

306th Bomb Group 369th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-U] Thurleigh 18/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bill Lockyear, Co-pilot: Craig Powell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Rich, Radio Operator: Bernie Swift, Waist gunner: John Regan, Waist gunner: Ernie Gilbert,Tail gunner: Lester Kurk (7 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Paul Welton, Bombardier: Albt Nagy, Ball turret gunner: Alf Weiland (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft set fire to three engines, crashed Hammerstein, seven miles NW of Koblenz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 815.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30804

42-30804

305th Bomb Group 365th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Dallas 30/7/43; Gore Fd 31/8/43; Dallas 2/8/43; Redmond 17/8/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-G] Chelveston 18/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Vic Maxwell, Co-pilot: Willis Rowen, Navigator: Urban Klister, Bombardier: Andy Zavar, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Silas Adamson, Radio Operator: Jerome Pumo, Ball turret gunner: Craig Conley (7 Killed in Action), Waist gunner: Herb Whitehead, Waist gunner: Chas Crane,Tail gunner: Bill Connelley (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Glashofen, near Markt Heidenfeldt, 15 miles NW of Wurzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 922.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30806 / V-Packet

42-30806 / V-Packet

96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Dallas 30/7/43; Love 16/8/43; Redmond 17/8/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-G] Snetterton 9/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with John Scarborough, Co-pilot: Joe Barrett, Navigator: Don Springer, Bombardier: Willis Ulrich, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Ashley, Radio Operator: Dale Ellis, Ball turret gunner: Alf Auchu, Waist gunner: John Brown, Waist gunner: Ted Sietz,Tail gunner: Stan Davenport (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Rheims, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 832. V-PACKET.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30807

42-30807

305th Bomb Group 364th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 30/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Galveston 17/8/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-K] Chelveston 18/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Gerald Eakle, Navigator: Chas Jones, Bombardier: Herman Molen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Barden Smith, Radio Operator: Don Norris, Ball turret gunner: Bob Sanchez, Waist gunner: Alfredo Spadafora, Waist gunner: Lloyd Knapp (8 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Walter Boggs (Killed in Action),Tail gunner: Lloyd Wilson (evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed Bilsen, five miles SW of Maaseyk, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 912.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30811

42-30811

306th Bomb Group 369th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/43; Gr Isle 12/8/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-D] Thurleigh 2/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ralph Peters, Co-pilot: Ed Hughel, Navigator: Dan Peterson, Bombardier: Jim Vaughter, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Grimm, Radio Operator: Manford John, Ball turret gunner: Dick Kern, Waist gunner: Blair Steed, Waist gunner: Dan Piedmont,Tail gunner: Pierre Noisat (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #2, crashed Bellheim, near Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 814.

B-17 #42-30813 / Queen Jeannie

42-30813 / Queen Jeannie

306th Bomb Group 423rd Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 31-Jul-43; Seattle 1-Aug-43; Cheyenne 2-Aug-43; Scott 10-Aug-43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-L] Thurleigh 2-Sep-43; Missing in Action 14-Oct-43 on mission to bomb the ball bearing factories at Schweinfurt, Germany. Aircraft was attacked by fighters which caused it to break in half. It crashed near Dorne, Belgium. 5KIA, 5POW MACR 820.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30814

42-30814

305th Bomb Group96th Bomb Group 366th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraftlost or damaged by flak/aa-fire

Delivered Cheyenne 30/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 7/9/43; transferred 366BS/305BG [KY-F] Chelveston 21/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bob Skerry, Co-pilot: John Lindquist, Navigator: Bob Guarini, Bombardier: Cecil Key, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Middleby, Ball turret gunner: Wayne Rowlett, Waist gunner: Gus Doumis,Tail gunner: Edwin DeVaul (8 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: Stan Larrick, Waist gunner: Jack Johnson (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft & flak, crashed Adendorf, near Meckenheim, 10 miles SW of Bonn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 919.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30824

42-30824

92nd Bomb Group 327th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Dallas 4/8/43; Gore Fd 5/8/43; Dallas 8/8/43; Dalhart 17/8/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-R] Podington 26/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Frank Talbot, Co-pilot: Elvin Erickson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Evans, Radio Operator: Gerald Young,Tail gunner: Nelson Smith (5 Killed in Action), Navigator: Jim Houser, Bombardier: Ed Walter, Ball turret gunner: Donovan Jones, Waist gunner: Arlen Harmon, Waist gunner: Bill Tench (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Sickershausen, SE of Kitzingen, 12 miles SE of Wurzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 847. BOBBY JOE.

B-17 #42-30831 / Lazy Baby

42-30831 / Lazy Baby

305th Bomb Group 364th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 5/8/43; Gr Isle 14/8/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H] Chelveston 15/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ed Dienhart, Bombardier: Carl Johnson, Radio Operator: Hurley Smith, Ball turret gunner: Ray Baus, Waist gunner: Bob Cinibulk, Waist gunner: Christy Zullo,Tail gunner: Bernie Segal (7INT), Co-pilot: Brunson Bolin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Blaylock (2 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Don Rowley (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crash landed wheels up at Reinach Aesch, near Basle, Switzerland. Missing Air Crew Report 913. LAZY BABY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31059

42-31059

384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO- ] Grafton Underwood 2/10/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Don Ogilvie, Co-pilot: Bob Kilmer (2 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Everett Childs, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Emmett Hood, Radio Operator: Jim Murray, Ball turret gunner: Jim McKeon, Waist gunner: Francis Sylvia, Waist gunner: Bill Martin,Tail gunner: Lou Ratkiewicz (7 evaded capture), Bombardier: Bill Wilson (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Bar-le-Duc, near Soissons, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 842. (first group loss).

B-17 #42-3176 / Spook II aka Lady Astrid

42-3176 / Spook II aka Lady Astrid

379th Bomb Group95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron524th Bomb Squadron527th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-K] SPOOK II Framlingham 21/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 3m, transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-E] Kimbolton 22/6/43; 524BS [WA-E]; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Alden Johnson, Radio Operator: Antonio Velasquez, Ball turret gunner: Raoul Rosseau, Waist gunner: Jim Locke, Waist gunner: Ralph Scripter,Tail gunner: Gene Johnson (6 Killed in Action), Co-pilot: Warren Holtsberg, Navigator: Vince Tapping, Bombardier: Lou Dubois, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ben Brittain (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed in Limburger Forest, near Dornheim, W of Darmstadt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 954. LADY ASTRID.

B-17 #42-3195

42-3195

305th Bomb Group 366th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/43; Presque Is 27/4/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-O] Chelveston 22/6/43; Missing in Action 14/10/43 with Neal Fisher, Co-pilot: Clinton Bush, Radio Operator: Harvey Bennett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clinton Bitton, Waist gunner: Loren Fink,Tail gunner: George LeFebre (6 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Carl Boothbody never recovered, Bombardier: Don Hissom, Ball turret gunner: Harry Insdorf, Waist gunner: Tom Therrien (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Waldenrath, near Geilenkirchen, 17 miles N of Aachen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 916.

B-17 #42-3216 / The Joker

42-3216 / The Joker

384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Dow Fd 13/5/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-S] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bill Kopf, Co-pilot: Alf Scott, Navigator: Toscha Massey, Ball turret gunner: Clyde Smith, Waist gunner: Leroy Bernard, Waist gunner: Tony Perroni,Tail gunner: Elton Buddemeyer (7 Killed in Action), Bombardier: Gene Connor, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Hugh Mauritho, Radio Operator: Herbert Yeryar (3 evaded capture); enemy aircraft blew off nose, crashed Rambluzin-Meuse, 11 miles S of Verdun, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 841. THE JOKER.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3269 / Piccadilly Willy

42-3269 / Piccadilly Willy

379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 15/4/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-U] Kimbolton 6/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Capt Walt Carnal, Co-pilot: Bill Davidson, Navigator: Albt Chudoba, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dean Wyland, Radio Operator: Leon Cruzan, Ball turret gunner: Don Sherman, Waist gunner: Monico Rodriguez,Tail gunner: Wilton Fisher (8 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Leslie Gross{body never recovered}, Waist gunner: Nick Rukavina{broke neck when chute opened} (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Machtilhausen, 10 miles W of Schweinfurt. Missing Air Crew Report 958. PICADILLY WILLY.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3338 / Sleepy Time Gal

42-3338 / Sleepy Time Gal

94th Bomb Group 331st Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 20/5/43; Assigned 385BG Dow Fd 29/6/43; transferred 331BS/94BG [QE-P] Rougham 7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Sherman Dodge, Navigator: Frank Francis, Ball turret gunner: Lou Buonarobo, Waist gunner: Warren Butterfield,Tail gunner: Jim Menaul (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: John Chandler, Bombardier: Jim Becker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Pesta, Radio Operator: Doug McClendon, Waist gunner: Bob Thomas (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Essey-et-Maizeras, 17 miles N of Toul, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 791. SLEEPY TIME GAL.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3348 / Dottie J III

42-3348 / Dottie J III

96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 23/5/43; Dow Fd 26/6/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-G] Snetterton 12/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Raymond Bye, Navigator: Merle Woodside, Radio Operator: Ken Nice, Waist gunner: Mike Olynik (4 evaded capture); Co-pilot: John Malik, Bombardier: Bill Kieran, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gerard Caporaso, Ball turret gunner: Fred Holt, Waist gunner: Chas Gattman,Tail gunner: Alton Baer (6 Prisoner of War); on return was shot down by enemy aircraft, crash landed Thiacourt-Regnieville, 17 miles SW of Metz, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 833. DOTTIE J III.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3351

42-3351

92nd Bomb Group 407th Bomb Squadron CrashlandingOut of gas

Delivered Denver 18/5/43; Dow Fd 8/7/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-Z] Alconbury 24/7/43; detailed Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Rich Lyng, Navigator: Paul Stebbins, btg Sgt Disher, rest ?, (10 Returned to Duty), out of gas crash landed small strip at Winkfield, Berks. Ground lopped and burnt out. Salvaged.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3430 / Carolina Boomerang

42-3430 / Carolina Boomerang

96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 1/6/43; Dow Fd 20/7/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-U] Snetterton 26/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Jack O. Horton, POW; Navigator: Delmar O. Schmidt, POW; Bombardier: Raymond Ives, POW; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarence F. Codling, POW; Radio Operator: Joseph S. Potts, POW; Ball turret gunner: Perry K. Smith, POW; Waist gunner: James C. Vogel, POW; Waist gunner: Robert Canlon, POW; Co-pilot: Karl D. Miller, Evaded; Tail gunner: Frank Visalli, Evaded; enemy aircraft, crashed Puisieux, three miles N of Laon, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 835. CAROLINA BOOMERANG.

B-17 #42-3436

42-3436

305th Bomb Group96th Bomb Group 364th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 15/6/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned: 96BG 16/8/43; Transferred: 364BS/305BG [WF-R] Chelveston 18/9/43; MIA 14/10/43 Pilot: Dennis McDarby, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Art Linrud, Radio Operator: Hosea Crawford, Ball Turret Gunner: Ben Roberts, Tail Gunner: Dominic Lepore (5POW), Co-Pilot: Don Breeden{never found}, Navigator: Bill Martin, Bombardier: Harvey Manley, Waist Gunner: Leon Henlin, Waist Gunner: Bob Wells (5KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Eygelshoven, near Maastricht Holl. MACR 1034.

B-17 #42-3462 / San Antonio Rose

42-3462 / San Antonio Rose

95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 29/6/43; Dow 14/7/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-B] Horham 18/7/43; battle damaged by enemy aircraft Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with L.L. Kerr, 7RTD; Waist gunner: Robert Roy, Waist gunner: Steve Smierksi,Tail gunner: Bob Crawford (3 Prisoner of War), Missing Air Crew Report 856; Missing in Action (23m) Brunswick 21/2/44 with Morris Marks, Co-pilot: Frank Derenberg, Navigator: Delmar Decker, Bombardier: George Amberg, Radio Operator: Harry Cook, Ball turret gunner: Rod Hines, Waist gunner: Larry Cuyler,Tail gunner: Arden Miner (8 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Barnthson, Waist gunner: Barclay Glover (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed in swamp near Zegveld, 12 miles W of Utrecht, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 2424 (856). SAN ANTONIO ROSE.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3528

42-3528

96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron339th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Hill 22/7/43; Ephrata 4/8/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [IJ- ] Snetterton 9/9/43; transferred 337BS [QJ- ] Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Marion Barnhill, Navigator: Bob Simanon, Bombardier: Clark Jackson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Jerzomske, Radio Operator: John Fix, Ball turret gunner: Anselmo Montoya, Waist gunner: Bob Hardcastle, Waist gunner: Dave Kaster,Tail gunner: Jim David (9 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Vic Cook (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Lake Barmsee, Ger, near Mittenwald, seven miles E of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ger.,while heading for Switzerland; Missing Air Crew Report 834.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3549

42-3549

305th Bomb Group 366th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 28/7/43; Grand Island 9/8/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-H] Chelveston 1/10/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Chas Willis, Co-pilot: John Emperor, Waist gunner: Ed Sedingerchute caught fire,Tail gunner: Nick Stanchak (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: Christian Cramar, Bombardier: Willard Dixon, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Floyd Karns, Radio Operator: Alan Citron, Ball turret gunner: Bernie Snow, Waist gunner: John Gudaitis (6 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Hoorn, near Roermond, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 918.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3550 / La Paloma

42-3550 / La Paloma

305th Bomb Group 365th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 29/7/43; Grand Island 10/8/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-H] Chelveston 1/10/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Alden Kincaid, Navigator: Bob Metcalf, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Raines, Ball turret gunner: Ken Fenn, Waist gunner: Lou Bridda, Waist gunner: Alf Chalker,Tail gunner: Bill Heritage (7 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Norman Smith, Bombardier: Phil Blasig, Radio Operator: Bernie Martin (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Werneck, seven miles SW of Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 921.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37740

42-37740

305th Bomb Group 365th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 12/8/43; Assigned 365BS/305 BG [XK-E] Chelveston 15/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ray Bullock, Co-pilot: Homer Hocker, Navigator: Manning Lawrence, togg-Walt Kaeli, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Brunswick, Radio Operator: Harry Jackson, Ball turret gunner: Joe Kocher, Waist gunner: Harry Coyne, Waist gunner: Stan Jarosynski,Tail gunner: Alden Curtis (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 920.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37750 / Mary T.

42-37750 / Mary T.

305th Bomb Group 366th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Denver 16/8/43; Long Beach 17/8/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-M] Chelveston 16/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bob Lang (KIA-in crash), Navigator: John Tew, Bombardier: Jim Adcox, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ruben Almquist, Radio Operator: Warren McConnell, Ball turret gunner: Ken Maynard, Waist gunner: Chas Groeninger, Waist gunner: Howie Keenan (7 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Stan Alukonis,Tail gunner: Steve Krawszynski (2 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed Floverish, near Immendorf, 19 miles NE of Aachen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 779 (?915?). MARY T.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5714 / Old Faithful II

42-5714 / Old Faithful II

306th Bomb Group91st Bomb Group 322nd Bomb Squadron323rd Bomb Squadron423rd Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraftused in KG 200

Delivered Cheyenne 3/9/42; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-S] Thurleigh 16/5/43 OLD FAITHFUL; transferred 323BS/91BG Bassingbourn 11/9/43; transferred 322BS [LL-S]; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bob Slane, Co-pilot: Joe Johnson, Bombardier: Bill Runner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sherman Sly, Radio Operator: Vic Kuhlman, Ball turret gunner: Lou Brown, Waist gunner: Chas Croth, Waist gunner: Bob Solomon (8 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Art Foster (EVD-ret UK 19/9/44),Tail gunner: Claud Smith (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #3 & #4, crash landed on rail line S of Metz, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 899. Salvaged by Luftwaffe, and restored to be used by KG 200 for spares.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5901 / Superstituous Aloysius

42-5901 / Superstituous Aloysius

94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Long Beach 28/4/43; Denver 2/5/43; Tinker 13/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-T] Earls Colne 25/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ed Reed, Co-pilot: Sid Bledsoe, Navigator: John Oerther, Bombardier: Burnie Hayes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Virgil Epperson, Radio Operator: Earl Morris, Ball turret gunner: Howard McGavack, Waist gunner: Bob Elliott,Tail gunner: Joe O’Brien (9 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Jim Flener (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft set wing on fire, crashed near Landa, between Wurzburg & Mannheim, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 789. SUPERSTITUOUS ALOYSIUS.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-6096 / Onda Ball

42-6096 / Onda Ball

351st Bomb Group 511th Bomb Squadron Lost by enemy aircraft

Delivered Long Beach 20/7/43; Cheyenne 23/7/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-W] Polebrook 22/9/43; 4m Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Oliver Crismon, Co-pilot: Malcolm Higgins, Navigator: Walt Moriarty, Bombardier: Jim Billett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Theo Riever, Radio Operator: Hardy Jones, Ball turret gunner: Ernie Chambers, Waist gunner: Harvey Miller, Waist gunner: Granville, Brown,Tail gunner: Bill Pickett (9 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Granville Brown (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, caught fire & exploded, crashed Schweinfurt. Missing Air Crew Report 1036. ONDA BALL.

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