B-17F 42-30046

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-30046
Name: MERRIE HELL
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: BK*H
Ground Crew Chief: Kishel, Stanley John
Start Date: 24 May 1943. Original AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 9 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 12 August 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Local Webpage:Original version of the page for this aircraft.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-30046
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B-17F Aircraft 42-30046 Was Assigned To 15 Missions,
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
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--23 June 1943Bernay-Saint-Martin, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
225 June 1943Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
AbortedReturned to base due to weather conditions; pilot was unable to maintain contact with the formation.
Sortie Report
326 June 1943Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Spare, Completed MissionFlying Spare Aircraft. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
428 June 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
529 June 1943Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑30040.
Sortie Report
64 July 1943Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Completed MissionHigh Squadron Deputy.
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 Mission 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
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 when #2 supercharger failed.
Sortie Report
1229 July 1943Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, wing deputy.
Sortie Report
1412 August 1943Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Failed to ReturnLead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑5849. High Squadron deputy. Damaged by flak; crashed near Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 289
Sortie Report