B-17F 42-29723

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-29723
Name: WOLF PACK
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: BK*B
Ground Crew Chief: McIntire, Bruce D
Start Date: 16 October 1943. Transferred: received from AFSC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 18 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 5 April 1944. Transferred: Sent to 2 SAD, Little Staughton.
Local Webpage:Original version of the page for this aircraft.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-29723

B-17F Aircraft 42-29723 Was Assigned To 26 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 18 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
3320 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Aborted Sortie Report
--30 October 1943Gelsenkirchen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3829 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Foulsham.
Sortie Report
391 December 1943Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron.
Sortie Report
405 December 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Spare, Returned As Briefed 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 MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
4420 December 1943Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron deputy.
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
Completed MissionComposite group.
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
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑29688.
Sortie Report
5211 January 1944Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation of the 305th BG.
Sortie Report
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Pommereval, France
AbortedTurned back at 1350 hrs over Beachy Head because 'this aircraft took off late and could not find a position open in the formation.'
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 MissionLow group.
Sortie Report
573 February 1944Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Completed MissionLow 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 A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
595 February 1944Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
606 February 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
6211 February 1944Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
6320 February 1944Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant & Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Bernburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
6421 February 1944Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
AbortedTurned back when #4 engine threw oil excessively and oil pressure dropped very rapidly.
Sortie Report
692 March 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
7719 March 1944Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report