SEPTEMBER (date tbd) 2023

B-17F 42-30032

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-30032
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17F-85-BO, Camouflage
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 546th‑BK*D
Ground Crew Chief: Jacobs, Gilbert O
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Transferred.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 6 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 28 July 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 15165 (15.832 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-30032 Photo Album

B-17F Aircraft 42-30032 Was Assigned To 9 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 6 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
122 June 1943Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Completed MissionAdditional non-384th crewmember, Maj G E Hagenbuch, appears on the loading list as an instructor pilot (IP).
Sortie Report
--23 June 1943Bernay-Saint-Martin, France, RECALLEDMission RecalledLSqLd
Sortie Report
225 June 1943Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed MissionBombed primary target on wing lead.
Sortie Report
64 July 1943Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Completed MissionHigh Squadron Lead, Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
--9 July 1943Abbeville, France, RECALLEDMission RecalledFlt Ldr 1943‑07-09
Sortie Report
710 July 1943Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Completed MissionGroup Lead.
Sortie Report
814 July 1943Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1025 July 1943Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Aborted Mission After Taking Off.High Squadron Lead. Turned back at 1443 hrs because #1 prop ran away.
Sortie Report
1128 July 1943Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Failed To ReturnDisabled by enemy aircraft, crashed near Kortwoude, The Netherlands. MACR 15165
Sortie Report