B-17F 42-29651

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-29651
Name: STELLA
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: SU*G
Squadron ID Code: 544th-SU*G (through 1944-02-21)
547th-SO*R (through 1944-04-04)
Start Date: 27 June 1943. New Replacement AC: Force-landed in england while being ferried to the ETO..
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 23 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 4 April 1944. Transferred: Sent to 2 SAD, Little Staughton.
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-29651 Photo Album
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B-17F Aircraft 42-29651 Was Assigned To 35 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 23 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
1515 August 1943Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
AbortedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑29703. Turned back for unknown reasons.
Sortie Report
1616 August 1943Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--19 August 1943Gilze-Rijn, Holland, RECALLEDReturned to BaseComposite Sq
Sortie Report
--30 August 1943Achiet-le-Grand, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
1931 August 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
AbortedLow Squadron Deputy. Turned back; couldn't keep up with formation.
Sortie Report
--2 September 1943Vannes, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
203 September 1943Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Aborted Sortie Report
216 September 1943Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Landed away at Deanland, East Sussex, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
239 September 1943Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2416 September 1943Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
AbortedTurned back; unable to locate formation after passing through cloud layer.
Sortie Report
--21 September 1943Riems, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
2523 September 1943Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--26 September 1943Nantes, France, RECALLEDSpare, Unused 
2627 September 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft aircraft; replaced 42‑30196.
Sortie Report
309 October 1943Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3110 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Aborted Sortie Report
--13 October 1943Emden, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3214 October 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Returned EarlyTurned back early after #2 supercharger ran away off the coast of Belgium. Bombs were jettisoned in the Channel and they landed away at Great Ashfield.
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
3726 November 1943Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3829 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
405 December 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Returned to Base Sortie Report
4111 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4730 December 1943Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4831 December 1943Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Thorney Island, West Sussex.
Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
5211 January 1944Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
5314 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed Mission41A Group.
Sortie Report
5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Completed MissionLow group.
Sortie Report
6421 February 1944Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Returned EarlyB Group, Low Squadron. Turned back due to multiple technical failures.
Sortie Report
8327 March 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Completed Mission94 Group.
Sortie Report