B-17F 42-29699

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-29699
Name: OLD BATTLE AXE
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: SO*D
Squadron ID Code: 547th-SO*D
Start Date: 16 July 1943. Transferred: received from the 94th BG.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 10 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 6 September 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-29699 Photo Album
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B-17F Aircraft 42-29699 Was Assigned To 14 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 10 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
1128 July 1943Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
AbortedHigh Squadron deputy. Turned back with #2 & #3 engines unable to produce enough power to stay with the formation.
Sortie Report
1229 July 1943Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1330 July 1943Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Martlesham Heath, AAF Station 369, on return, reason unknown.
Sortie Report
1412 August 1943Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
AbortedTurned back because #1, #3 and #4 oil pressure dropped off between nothing and ten; feathered #1 and #3.
Sortie Report
1717 August 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Returned EarlyTurned back before target because of trouble with three engines; dropped his bombs on a target of opportunity (TOO), an unidentified fighter airfield.
Sortie Report
1827 August 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Completed Mission 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
Completed Mission 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
Completed Mission Sortie Report
216 September 1943Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Spare, Unused 
227 September 1943Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Aborted 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
Failed to Return:
Ditched
Ditched in the English Channel Near Hope Cove, Knightsbridge, Devon (about 15 miles SE of Plymouth), after being damaged by enemy aircraft; crew rescued by a fishing boat; Leigh was injured and hospitalized in Hope Cove until 2 October; no MACR; all returned to duty.
Sortie Report