Microscale - 1/72 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress - Nine-O-Nine, Little Patches, Little Miss Mischief. The original aircraft, a block 30 B-17G manufactured by Boeing, was nicknamed after the last three digits of her serial number: 42-31909. Nine-0-Nine was added to the USAAF inventory on December 15, 1943. Also, after just its first combat mission, Little Patches B-17 42-31678 was splintered from shrapnel, prompting the name "Little Patches". The Boeing B-17G, named "Little Miss Mischief" which joined the 91st Bomb Group on 15 June 1944. For several months she flew with various crews and endured varying degrees of battle damage. During a mission on 15 October 1944, German flak blew a large hole in the left side of the fuselage just above the ball turret, trapping the gunner inside. After effecting in-flight repairs, pilot Lt. Paul McDowell nursed the heavily damaged aircraft home, ultimately proving the strength of the Flying Fortress.