B-17F 42-30033

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-30033
Name: LITTLE AMERICA
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: BK*G
Ground Crew Chief: Foster, Ewing H
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Original AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 22 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 1 December 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-30033
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B-17F Aircraft 42-30033 Was Assigned To 38 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 22 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
122 June 1943Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Completed MissionGroup Deputy.
Sortie Report
--23 June 1943Bernay-Saint-Martin, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
225 June 1943Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
AbortedLow Squadron deputy. Returned to base due to weather conditions; pilot was unable to maintain contact with the formation.
Sortie Report
326 June 1943Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed MissionGroup Deputy.
Sortie Report
428 June 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
529 June 1943Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
64 July 1943Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
AbortedTurned back when ball turret gunner's oxygen valve froze up.
Sortie Report
--9 July 1943Abbeville, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
710 July 1943Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
AbortedLead Group. Turned back because #1 engine was 'throwing an excessive amount of oil.' Oil was found to contain contaminants (pieces of babbitt metal and bits of safety wire).
Sortie Report
924 July 1943Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1025 July 1943Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Spare, Unused 
--26 July 1943Hamburg, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
1128 July 1943Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1827 August 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Completed MissionGroup lead.
Sortie Report
--30 August 1943Achiet-le-Grand, France, RECALLEDReturned to BaseLSqLd
Sortie Report
1931 August 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Completed MissionLow Squadron Lead. Turned back; #1 supercharger disintegrated causing loss in manifold pressure.
Sortie Report
--2 September 1943Vannes, France, RECALLEDReturned to BaseCapt. Ketelsen
Sortie Report
203 September 1943Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Completed MissionFlight leader
Sortie Report
216 September 1943Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. Landed away at West Malling, Kent, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
227 September 1943Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Completed Mission Sortie Report
239 September 1943Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Completed MissionGroup Deputy.
Sortie Report
2416 September 1943Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
--21 September 1943Riems, France, RECALLEDReturned to BaseKelly Deputy Flt Ldr; Keller (CP)
Sortie Report
2523 September 1943Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3441.
Sortie Report
--26 September 1943Nantes, France, RECALLEDReturned to BaseKeller (CP)
Sortie Report
272 October 1943Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Completed MissionWing Lead. Gen. Robert F Travis, Commander, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (H), Molesworth, AAF Station 107, was aboard this aircraft as Air Task Force 2 Commander.
Sortie Report
284 October 1943Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
298 October 1943Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Spare, Unused 
309 October 1943Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
3110 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy.
Sortie Report
--13 October 1943Emden, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseDeputy
Sortie Report
3214 October 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
AbortedTurned back. Landed away at Metfield.
Sortie Report
3320 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy.
Sortie Report
--30 October 1943Gelsenkirchen, Germany, RECALLEDSpare, Unused 
343 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy.
Sortie Report
355 November 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Returned EarlyTurned back because of oxygen failure and #3 engine not operating properly; bombed a target of opportunity with unobserved results.
Sortie Report
3616 November 1943Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Completed Mission Sortie Report
391 December 1943Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Failed to ReturnGroup lead; mechanical problems; crashed near Prüm, Germany; MACR 1335
Sortie Report