B-17F 41-24560

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 41-24560
Name: LITTLE AUDREY
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SU*A
Start Date: 5 September 1943. Transferred: received from the 306th BG.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 18 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 15 March 1944. Transferred: Sent to 1 BAD, Burtonwood.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 41-24560
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B-17F Aircraft 41-24560 Was Assigned To 32 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 18 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
2416 September 1943Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
AbortedTurned back; unable to locate formation after passing through cloud layer.
Sortie Report
--26 September 1943Nantes, France, RECALLEDSpare, Unused 
2627 September 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑30005.
Sortie Report
272 October 1943Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Spare, Unused 
284 October 1943Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
AbortedTurned back due to oxygen filler line to ball turret broken off and top turret filler line leaking, after having aborted 42‑5444 immediately after takeoff.
Sortie Report
298 October 1943Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑5444.
Sortie Report
309 October 1943Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--13 October 1943Emden, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3214 October 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
AbortedTurned back. Landed away at Ridgewell.
Sortie Report
3320 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
343 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3429.
Sortie Report
--13 November 1943Bremen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3616 November 1943Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
AbortedTurned back due to loose oil line on prop governor
Sortie Report
4213 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLow group.
Sortie Report
4316 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37758.
Sortie Report
4420 December 1943Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4730 December 1943Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
AbortedComposite Squadron; turned back at 1016 hrs because of oxygen failure in top turret; system dropped to zero and after it was recharged to 250 lbs it again dropped to 120 lbs in 15 mins; 18 M47A1s rtd
Sortie Report
4831 December 1943Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37885. Landed at RAF Harwell, Berkshire, with bombs.
Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
505 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed Mission41A Group.
Sortie Report
--24 January 1944Frankfurt am Main, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseA Grp
Sortie Report
5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
ScrubbedLow group high Squadron. Did not take off.
Sortie Report
573 February 1944Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Completed MissionLead group low Squadron deputy. Turned back after crossing enemy coast because #2 supercharger went out.
Sortie Report
584 February 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
595 February 1944Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
606 February 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
6320 February 1944Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Aborted41B Group. Turned back at 0905 hrs due to complete loss of power in #1 engine; aircraft took off a second time but could not catch up with group.
Sortie Report
6421 February 1944Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
6624 February 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron, lead group.
Sortie Report
6725 February 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron, Lead Group. Landed away at RAF Desborough, Northamptonshire, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report