B-17F 42-30131

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-30131
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*Q
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Original AC.
Missions: No combat missions flown with the 384th.
End Date: 17 July 1943. Transferred: Sent to 2 SAD, Little Staughton.
Documents:Accident Report: 43-06-12-502
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-30131

B-17F Aircraft 42-30131 Was Assigned To 1 Mission,
Receiving Combat Credit For 0 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--12 June 1943Training
(Non-Combat)
CrashedInvolved in a collision with aircraft 42‑30036 on short final while landing at Grafton Underwood after a training mission. Pilot of 42‑30036 (2Lt Ellwood Kowalski) executed a pull-up maneuver upon observing red light from control tower and struck aircraft 42‑30131 which was just above. All five crew aboard Kowalski's aircraft were killed: crew aboard Lt Witt's aircraft survived uninjured. Aircraft 42‑30036 was not following established traffic pattern prior to collision.
Sortie Report