B-17s Over the 100 Mission Count

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  1. Pong

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    Can anyone give me a list of Flying Forts that have finished over 100 Missions? The only B-17s I know of that exceeded the 100 count is the famous 'Nine O' Nine' and 'Wee Willie'.
     
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    B-17 G-35-BO #42-32090 Silver Dollar from 100 BG flew 102 missions. After damage in a taxiing accident 18th April 1945 it was officially written off as salavage but actually repaired and operated by 100 BG as a hack for several months after the end of the war in Europe. The mission markings extended almost the entire length of the fuselage from the nose to the tailplane.
     
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    303rd BG Thunderbird flew 112 Missions - is depicted at Smithsonian by Keith Ferris in full size painting at NASM in Washington DC.
     
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    Sorry to butt in here....but, how about the 100+ missions flown B-24's?
     
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    909 flew 140 Out House Mouse was in the 130's I think, B-24 Witchcraft flew 130

    jim
     
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    Thanks, and I remember I had saved a photo of the painting but never really took notice of it after.

    Yup, I didn't think of that. Let's add some Libs in here.

    Thanks but this begs me to ask: What are the two hammer and sickle markings on the side for?
     
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    I would guess the Hammer and sickle represent two shuttle missions..
     
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