B-17F 41-24525

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 41-24525
Name: WHAT'S COOKIN' DOC?
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*Y
Start Date: 22 September 1943. Transferred: received from the 305th BG.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 15 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 7 January 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: 1608
Local Webpage:Original version of the page for this aircraft.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 41-24525

B-17F Aircraft 41-24525 Was Assigned To 18 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 15 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
298 October 1943Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3110 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑29987.
Sortie Report
--13 October 1943Emden, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BasePlane did not take off
Sortie Report
3214 October 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Little Staughton.
Sortie Report
--13 November 1943Bremen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3616 November 1943Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3829 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
391 December 1943Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Completed MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑31274. Landed away at Woodbridge.
Sortie Report
405 December 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Returned to BaseGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑37848.
Sortie Report
4111 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Completed MissionFlying spare. Unable to locate the 384th formation, joined the 381st BG (1st Combat Wing).
Sortie Report
4213 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
4316 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Wyton.
Sortie Report
4420 December 1943Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Attlebridge due to impending fuel exhaustion
Sortie Report
4522 December 1943Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Completed MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑29554.
Sortie Report
4831 December 1943Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Completed MissionLanded away at Kimbolton; bombs jettisoned.
Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
517 January 1944Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Failed to ReturnLeft formation after bombing target. Most of crew bailed out near Abbeville, France; aircraft crashed near Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France; MACR 1608.
Sortie Report