B-17F 42-29985

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-29985
Name: KATHLEEN / BARREL HOUSE BESSIE
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*Y
Start Date: 28 June 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 6 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 22 August 1943. Transferred: Sent to the 306th BG.
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17F Aircraft 42-29985 Was Assigned To 10 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 6 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
64 July 1943Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--9 July 1943Abbeville, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
710 July 1943Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
924 July 1943Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1025 July 1943Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--26 July 1943Hamburg, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
1128 July 1943Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
AbortedTurned back after the loss of parts of oxygen system and #1 engine.
Sortie Report
1229 July 1943Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
AbortedTurned back near enemy coast when #1 and #2 engines lost power and could not stay with formation.
Sortie Report
1330 July 1943Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
AbortedTurned back ten miles from the English coast due to 'high cylinder head temperatures and rough No. 2 engine.'
Sortie Report
1412 August 1943Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
AbortedLow Squadron deputy. Returned early after #1 engine oil cooler sprung leak and lost power. Bombed a target of opportunity (TOO), an airfield in The Netherlands.
Sortie Report