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Serial Name Model A/C Squadron History
229962 Dottie III/Green Banana B-17F J 569th Bomb Squadron Accepted by USAAF 17 Mar 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 18 Mar 43. Gore Field 19 Mar 43. Walla Walla 28 Mar 43. Selfridge 29 Apr 43. Presque Isle 4 May 43. 8th AF 7 May 43. Assigned to 96th BG. Name Rum Boogie II. Transferred to 390th BG. MIA Zeitz16 Aug 44. Hit by flak. Harms KIA, rest POW.
229991 We'll Never Know/Patches B-17F T 571st Bomb Squadron Original Aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 22 Mar 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 25 Mar 43. Dallas 2 Apr 43. Dow Field 12 Apr 43. Love Field 19 May 43. Geiger Field 16 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 29 Jun 43. Dow Field 11 Jul 43. 8th AF 14 Jul 43. MIA Schweinfurt 14 Oct 43. Attacked by fighters, two engines out, crashed near Karlsruhe. All POW.
230017 All Shot to Hell B-17F G 568th Bomb Squadron Original Aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 26 Mar 43. Dallas 2 Apr 43. Geiger Field 23 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 30 Jun 43. Dow Field 10 Jul 43. 8th AF 13 Jul 43. MIA Regensburg 17 Aug 43. Exploded and crashed near Wernberg. All POW.
230223 Rick-O-Shay/Norma J B-17F S 570th Bomb Squadron Original Aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 28 Apr 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 30 Apr 43. Gore Field 22 May 43. Spokane 24 May 43. Gore Field 11 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 29 Jun 43. Dow Field 11 July 43. 8th AF 12 Jul 43. MIA Emden 11 Dec 43. Attacked by fighters, part of horizontal and vertical stabilizer shot away. Crashed at Westeraccum. Weiss, Hulme POW, rest KIA.
230246 Spot Remover B-17F H 570th Bomb Squadron Original Aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 30 Apr 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 3 May 43. Gore Field 22 May 43. Spokane 24 May 43. Geiger Field 26 May 43. Smoky Hill 2 Jul 43. Dow Field 13 Jul 43. 8th AF 14 Jul 43. Crash landing 21 Sep 43. Pilot - Keith E. Harris. Repaired. MIA Rostock 20 Feb 44. Out of fuel, crashed at Tierstrup. ALL POW.
230262 Tech Supply B-17F K 568th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 3 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 9 May 43. Geiger Field 28 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 30 Jun 43. Dow Field 12 Jul 43. 8th AF 14 Jul 43. MIA Munster 10 Oct 43. Attacked by fighters, hit by rocket, crashed at Ladbergen. Hurles, Fjosne, Wirtz, Malone KIA, rest POW.
230265 Pinky B-17F V 571st Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 6 May 43. Denver 10 May 43. Gore Field 11 May 43. Denver 12 May 43. Gore Field 21 May 43. Geiger Field 22 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Gore Field 11 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 10 Jul 43. Dow Field 14 Jul 43. 8th AF 17 Jul 43. MIA Munster 10 Oct 43. Attacked by fighters, crashed at Buurse. Look KIA, Converse evades, rest POW.
230266 Wild Children/Lucky Strike B-17F W 569th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 3 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 8 May 43. Gore Field 9 May 43. Moses Lake 22 May 43. Geiger Field 25 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 1 Jul 43. Dow Field 11 Jul 43. 8th AF 31 Jul 43. John R. Schoenig WIA 8 Oct 43 at Bremen. Crashed at Grove Farm 3 miles from base during practice mission 9 Jul 44. All KIA.
230289 The Dull Tool/The Douche Bag B-17F H 568th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 6 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 9 May 43. Gore Field 18 May 43. Geiger Field 25 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 30 Jun 43. Dow Field 10 Jul 43. 8th AF 14 Jul 43. MIA Frankfurt 4 Jan 44. Attacked by fighters. Crashed near Ilusum. Shanholtz, Oster, Gristak, Gott KIA, rest POW.
230292 Pulsatin Polly B-17F Q 569th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 6 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 9 May 43. Gore Field 10 May 43. Moses Lake 22 May 43. Geiger Field 25 May 43. Great Falls 1 Jul 43. Dow Field 11 Jul 43. 8th AF 14 Jul 43. MIA Bremen 8 Oct 43. Attacked by fighters, Nr. 4 engine fire, went down under control circled by enemy fighters. Crashed at Quelkhorn. Helms, Martin, Lambert, Smith POW, rest KIA.
230302 Calamity Jane B-17F O 568th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 8 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 11 May 43. Gore Field 21 May 43. Geiger Field 22 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 30 Jun 43. Dow Field 10 Jul 43. 8th AF 13 Jul 43. Struck by 229974 from 306th BG. No injuries, returned to base. Salvaged 28 Jul 43.
230308 Hot Rocks B-17F A 568th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 10 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 11 May 43. Geiger Field 28 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 30 Jun 43. Dow Field 10 Jul 43. 8th AF 17 Jul 43. MIA 24 Aug 43. Damaged by fighters, ditched in English Channel. Dell Armi KIA, rest saved.
230315 Battle Queen-Peg of My Heart B-17F S 569th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 11 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 13 May 43. Geiger Field 28 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 1 Jul 43. Dow Field 11 Jul 43. 8th AF 17 Jul 43. MIA Regensburg 17 Aug 43. Crash landed at Uzenstorf, Switzerland. Crew interned. Neal, Russell, Scott escape, return.
230316 Madie B-17F J 568th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 13 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 15 May 43. Gore Field 17 May 43. Cheyenne 29 May 43. Geiger Field 27 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 30 Jun 43. Dow Field 10 Jul 43. 8th AF 17 Jul 43. MIA Regensburg 17 Aug 43. Crashed at Bellheim, 17km north of Karlsruhe. Jones KIA, rest POW.
230318 Devil's Daughter B-17F G 570th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 12 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 15 May 43. Gore Field 17 May 43. Cheyenne 18 May 43. Spokane 26 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 2 Jul 43. Dow Field 13 Jul 43. 8th AF 17 Jul 43. MIA Bremen 8 Oct 43. Hit by flak, Nr. 2 engine fire, crashed near Bremen. Wetzel KIA, rest POW.
230320 Coy Decoy B-17F S 569th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 12 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 14 May 43. Gore Field 15 May 43. Cheyenne 20 May 43. Geiger Field 28 May 43. Great Falls 6 Jun 43. Langley 25 Jun 43. Cutbank, Montana 27 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 1 Jul 43. Dow Field 11 Jul 43. 8th AF 13 Jul 43. Severe battle damage 11 Dec 43 at Emden. Francis Brooks, John Durrett, Raymond Nagle, Robert C. Johnston bail out over enemy territory, POW. Gayle C. Gillenwater, KIA, rest of Parker crew return to base. MIA Kiel 4 Jan 44. Crashed near Ilusum, all POW. (MACR 2022 and 14404)
230325 Miss Carry B-17F D 570th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 14 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 18 May 43. Gore Field 19 May 43. Cheyenne 20 May 43. Spokane 26 May 43. Portland 4 Jun 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 2 Jul 43. Dow Field 13 Jul 43. 8th AF 17 Jul 43. Paul W. Vance WIA 10 Oct 43 at Munster. 230334 collides with 230325 on mission to Frankfurt 29 Jan 44, damages props. 334 MIA, 325 returns to base. Robert J. Watson, copilot, KIA 12 Jun 44. Salvaged Greencastle, N. Ireland 2 May 45.
230330 Blood, Guts & Rust II B-17F A 568th Bomb Squadron Accepted by USAAF 13 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 15 May 43. Gore Field 17 May 43. Dyersburg 27 Jun 43. Grand Isle 22 Jul 43. Presque Isle 2 Aug 43. 8th AF 5 Aug 43. First coded BI-L. Changed to BI-A when 230308 was lost. MIA Bremen 8 Oct 43. Nr. 2 and 3 engines knocked out by flak, one burning. Grubb, Kohler, Mateyak, Redding KIA, rest POW.
230332 Short Stuff/Spirit of '76 B-17F N 571st Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 14 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 15 May 43. Gore Field 17 May 43. Cheyenne 20 May 43. Geiger Field 28 May 43. Walla Walla 4 Jun 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 30 Jun 43. Dow Field 10 Jul 43. 8th AF 14 Jul 43. MIA 18 Apr 44. Hit by flak on Orienburg mission. Landed at Bulltofta, Sweden. Procopio, Millington, Dye, Mitchell, Belisle, Robertson, Sharpless removed from camp on 9 Oct 44 by Swedish and American officials and flown to England in B-24. Sansone, Coburn returned in same manner in Nov 44.
230334 Virgin Sturgeon/Eight Ball B-17F E 570th Bomb Squadron Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 14 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 16 May 43. Gore Field 17 May 43. Cheyenne 20 May 43. Geiger Field 28 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Chanute 22 Jun 43. Lewiston 23 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 2 Jul 43. Dow Field 13 Jul 43. 8th AF 14 Jul 43. MIA Frankfurt 29 Jan 44. Collided with 230325, part of right wing broke off, crashed into Lake Constance. All POW.
Crew Member Position Crew Number Fate Aircraft Serial Mission Number Target Date
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 239911 073 Augsburg GE 03/18/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 076 Brunswick, GE 03/23/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 078 Cazaux FR 03/27/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 079 Chateaudun FR 03/28/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 085 Leipzig GE aborted 04/12/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 086 Augsburg GE 04/13/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 087 Oranienburg GE 04/18/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 091 Friedrichshaven GE 04/24/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 092 Dijon FR 04/25/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 094 Le Culot FR 04/27/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 096 Berlin GE 04/29/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 23312 097 Wizernes FR 05/01/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 2107199 098 Sarreguimines FR 05/01/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 099 Berlin GE 05/07/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 104 Brux Czechoslovakia 05/12/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 105 Osnabruck GE 05/13/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 106 Berlin GE 05/19/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 108 Melun FR 05/23/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 110 St. Valery FR 05/25/1944
Abbott, Charles N Radio Operator 42 232089 112 Strasbourg FR 05/27/1944

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