B-17F 42-29956

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-29956
Name: VERTICAL SHAFT
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: SU*B
Squadron ID Code: 544th-SU*B
Start Date: 29 May 1943. Original AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 9 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 17 August 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 296 (5.054 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-29956 Photo Album
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B-17F Aircraft 42-29956 Was Assigned To 13 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 9 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
122 June 1943Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Spare, Unused 
--23 June 1943Bernay-Saint-Martin, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
326 June 1943Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Spare, Unused 
428 June 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Completed MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
529 June 1943Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed MissionLead Squadron #2 (customary position for Deputy, but not so designated on formation chart).
Sortie Report
64 July 1943Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
814 July 1943Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
AbortedTurned back at Splasher 10 at 0711 hrs when #3 prop governor broke and prop ran away.
Sortie Report
924 July 1943Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1229 July 1943Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
1330 July 1943Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1515 August 1943Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
1616 August 1943Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed MissionLead Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
1717 August 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Failed to ReturnLow Squadron deputy. Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed in the vicinity of St. Goarshausen, Germany. MACR 296
Sortie Report