B-17F 42-29632

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-29632
Name: CASED ACE
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*K
Start Date: 8 October 1943. Transferred: received from the 305th BG.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 18 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 4 April 1944. Transferred: Sent to 2 AD, Little Staughton.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-29632
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B-17F Aircraft 42-29632 Was Assigned To 28 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 18 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
3320 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Completed Mission 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, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3616 November 1943Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--30 November 1943Solingen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
391 December 1943Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Kimbolton.
Sortie Report
4111 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4213 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLow group.
Sortie Report
4522 December 1943Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Spare, Unused 
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Completed MissionBomb release malfunction; dropped 13 bombs on target, two bombs jettisoned in Channel, one returned to base due to malfunction of bomb release mechanism.
Sortie Report
4730 December 1943Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
ScrubbedDid not take off.
Sortie Report
4831 December 1943Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
AbortedTurned back becuse all four engines were 'running very rough.'
Sortie Report
505 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
517 January 1944Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
AbortedBecame separated from formation in dense coulds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous.
Sortie Report
5211 January 1944Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--24 January 1944Frankfurt am Main, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseA Grp
Sortie Report
5529 January 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
573 February 1944Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Completed MissionLead group.
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
6320 February 1944Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Completed Mission41B Group.
Sortie Report
6421 February 1944Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
6522 February 1944Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Aborted41A Group.
Sortie Report
6624 February 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, 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 Boreham, Essex, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report