B-17F 41-24575

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 41-24575
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17F-25-BO, Camouflage
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 544th‑SU*J
Start Date: 19 September 1943. Transferred: Received from the 305th BG..
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 3 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 13 November 1943. Crashed: Aircraft exploded after recall from combat mission.
Related Documents:Accident Report # 43-11-13-500 (1.356 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 41-24575 Photo Album

B-17F Aircraft 41-24575 Was Assigned To 8 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 3 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
298 October 1943Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Attlebridge Airfield, AAF Station 120, due to low fuel. Landed at Grafton Underwood at 7:10PM, about 1.5 hours after the rest of the Group.
Sortie Report
--13 October 1943Emden, Germany, RECALLEDMission Recalled Sortie Report
3320 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Aborted Mission After Taking Off. Sortie Report
--30 October 1943Gelsenkirchen, Germany, RECALLEDMission Recalled Sortie Report
343 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
355 November 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--11 November 1943Wesel, Germany, RECALLEDMission Recalled Sortie Report
--13 November 1943Bremen, Germany, RECALLEDCrashed In Allied TerritoryCrashed as the result of a flying accident that occurred while maneuvering after takeoff for a mission that was subsequently recalled. The aircraft caught fire, went into a spin, broke in half, and exploded.
Sortie Report