B-17F 42-30049

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-30049
Name: MISS DEAL
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SU*G
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Original AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 1 combat mission with the 384th.
End Date: 25 June 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: 16349
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B-17F Aircraft 42-30049 Was Assigned To 2 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 1 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--23 June 1943Bernay-Saint-Martin, France, RECALLEDReturned to BaseAlternate
Sortie Report
225 June 1943Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Failed to ReturnAfter making two unsuccessful runs on the primary target, the crew headed for Emden as a likely target for their bomb load. The flak guns found them, inflicting serious damage and injuries - then they ran into fighters. A furious running battle ensued, with some crew members bailing out, and finally the aircraft exploded. The main part of the wreckage came down in the Dollard (Dutch: Dollart), an embayment of the Ems River on the border between Germany and the Netherlands. MACR 16349
Sortie Report