B-17G 42-102446

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-102446
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17G-50-BO, Natural Metal Finish
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 545th-JD*M
Start Date: 15 April 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 2 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 24 April 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 4347 (12.357 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-102446 Photo Album

B-17G Aircraft 42-102446 Was Assigned To 2 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 2 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
9220 April 1944Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Completed MissionB Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
9424 April 1944Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Failed to ReturnStruck by flak on bomb run; after bombing left formation and headed for Switzerland; shot down by Swiss aircraft, crashing into the Greifensee. MACR 4347. This aircraft was recovered from lake in the 1950's.
Sortie Report