B-17F 41-24557

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 41-24557
Name: DAMN YANKEE
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*O
Start Date: 22 August 1943. Transferred: received from the 306th BG.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 13 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 1 December 1943. Failed to return from combat operations: Crashed near Ettingen, Germany
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 41-24557
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B-17F Aircraft 41-24557 Was Assigned To 21 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 13 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--30 August 1943Achiet-le-Grand, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
203 September 1943Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Aborted Sortie Report
216 September 1943Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Deanland, East Sussex, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
239 September 1943Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2416 September 1943Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2523 September 1943Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Completed MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
--26 September 1943Nantes, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
2627 September 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
AbortedTurned back prior to assembly due to a runaway supercharger on #2 engine
Sortie Report
272 October 1943Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Completed MissionDropped 7,200 Code #4s 'nickles' over target.
Sortie Report
309 October 1943Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy.
Sortie Report
3110 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3320 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
--30 October 1943Gelsenkirchen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseMaj. Ketelsen HSqLd
Sortie Report
343 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
355 November 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
--11 November 1943Wesel, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseLSqLd
Sortie Report
--13 November 1943Bremen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3616 November 1943Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
3726 November 1943Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy.
Sortie Report
--30 November 1943Solingen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
391 December 1943Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Failed to ReturnShot down by enemy aircraft, crashed near Ettingen, Germany; MACR 1334.
Sortie Report