B-17F 42-29784

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-29784
Name: SMILIN-THRU
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17F-70-BO, Camouflage
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 545th-JD*V
Start Date: 4 October 1943. Transferred: Received from the 381st BG..
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 1 combat mission with the 384th.
End Date: 14 October 1943. Crashed.
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-29784 Photo Album
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B-17F Aircraft 42-29784 Was Assigned To 2 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 1 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--13 October 1943Emden, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3214 October 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
CrashedCrew bailed out over England; their battle-damaged aircraft crash-landed near Baydon, Wiltshire. Erwin C. Johnson and Elliott L. Gadd were injured as a result of bailing out. Johnson did not fly again. Gadd remained off flight status until 5 December 1943.
Sortie Report