B-17G 42-107074

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-107074
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company, B-17G-35-DL, Natural Metal Finish
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 546th-BK*P
Ground Crew Chief: Stachon, John J
Start Date: 15 April 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 6 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 8 May 1944. Salvaged: Damaged on landing from a training flight 1944-05-01.
Related Documents:Accident Report # 44-05-01-505 (1.558 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-107074 Photo Album

B-17G Aircraft 42-107074 Was Assigned To 10 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 6 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
9119 April 1944Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
9220 April 1944Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Completed MissionA Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
--21 April 1944Leuna, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
9322 April 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
9424 April 1944Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107083.
Sortie Report
9627 April 1944Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
9727 April 1944Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report
9829 April 1944Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--1 May 1944Training
CrashedAircraft landed a short distance before the runway pavement. Due to uneven surface ahead of the runway, the right main landing gear was damaged upon striking the runway edge. Shortly after, the right main gear collapsed, causing a ground loop, and some damage to aircraft. No crew were injured.
Sortie Report
991 May 1944Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
AbortedTurned back over base because pilot got severe cramp in knee joint.
Sortie Report