B-17G 43-37822

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 43-37822
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SU*N
Start Date: 29 June 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 28 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 28 September 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: 9753
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17G Aircraft 43-37822 Was Assigned To 34 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 28 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
16220 July 1944Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Completed MissionLow group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
16321 July 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
16424 July 1944Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Spare, Unused 
16525 July 1944Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Completed MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
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16628 July 1944Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
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16729 July 1944Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed MissionLow group lead, 41st B wing.
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16831 July 1944Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑38014.
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1691 August 1944Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Completed MissionHigh group lead.
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1703 August 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Completed MissionJ group.
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1714 August 1944Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Completed MissionLow group deputy and hot camera ship.
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1735 August 1944Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
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1747 August 1944Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
AbortedWing deputy and hot camera ship. Turned back due to uncontrollable prop on #2 engine, which had to be feathered.
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1758 August 1944Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Completed MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
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1769 August 1944Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑97960.
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17711 August 1944Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Completed MissionHigh section lead, low group.
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17812 August 1944Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Completed MissionWing deputy and hot camera ship.
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17913 August 1944Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Completed MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
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18014 August 1944Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completed MissionLead group. Originally assigned to Johnstone as low group flying spare; replaced 42‑97251. Apparently this was due to the limited availability of ground spares.
Sortie Report
18218 August 1944Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Completed MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
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18425 August 1944Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron lead, low group.
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18526 August 1944Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
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18630 August 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Spare, Completed MissionHigh squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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--1 September 1944Ludwigshaven, Germany, RECALLEDAborted Sortie Report
1873 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1885 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1898 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh group deputy. Hot camera ship.
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1909 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed MissionHot camera ship.
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19110 September 1944Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑38014
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19517 September 1944Target: Light Gun Positions, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: 's-Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Completed MissionE squadron.
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19619 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Completed MissionHot camera ship; lead squadron. Landed away at Old Buckenham, reason unknown.
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19721 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Completed MissionLow group deputy. Hot camera ship.
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19825 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionC wing, lead group.
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19926 September 1944Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
20128 September 1944Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Failed to ReturnCollided with 42‑31222 over target: Wallace Storey related details of the collision in Decker's Memories (2nd edition, page 169). Both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes; crashed near Osteringersleben, Germany; MACR 9753.
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