B-17F 41-24575

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 41-24575
Name: SUNRISE SERENADER
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: 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.
Documents:Accident Report: 43-11-13-500
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 41-24575

B-17F Aircraft 41-24575 Was Assigned To 8 Missions,
Receiving 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, Station 120, due to shortage of fuel. Landed at Grafton Underwood at 7:10PM, about 1.5 hours after the rest of the Group.
Sortie Report
--13 October 1943Emden, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3320 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Aborted Sortie Report
--30 October 1943Gelsenkirchen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base 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, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
--13 November 1943Bremen, Germany, RECALLEDCrashedCrashed 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