B-17F 42-29688

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-29688
Name: KAYO
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17F-65-BO, Camouflage
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 547th-SO*S
Start Date: 6 November 1943. Transferred: Received from the 305th BG..
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 16 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 4 April 1944. Transferred: Sent to 2 SAD, Little Staughton.
Comments: While this aircraft was initially assigned to the 546th when received at the 384th, it was transferred to the 547th prior to its first use in combat.
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-29688 Photo Album
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B-17F Aircraft 42-29688 Was Assigned To 20 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 16 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
4213 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
4316 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionEleven bombs hung up (less than half of bomb load) and were jettisoned in The Wash.
Sortie Report
4522 December 1943Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report
4730 December 1943Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionFlying Spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
4831 December 1943Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Completed MissionLanded away at Kimbolton, with bomb load.
Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑29723.
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
Aborted41B Group. Turned back over base as prop governor on #4 engine broke and had to be feathered.
Sortie Report
5529 January 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionLow group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
--3 February 1944Wilhelmshaven (Port Area)Completed Mission Sortie Report
584 February 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
595 February 1944Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Spare, Unused 
606 February 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed Mission 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
6828 February 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed MissionLow Squadron.
Sortie Report
692 March 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑31484.
Sortie Report