B-17F 42-30142

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-30142
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SU*L
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Original AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 3 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 14 August 1943. Transferred: Sent to the 388th BG.
Local Webpage:Original version of the page for this aircraft.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-30142

B-17F Aircraft 42-30142 Was Assigned To 7 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 3 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--23 June 1943Bernay-Saint-Martin, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
326 June 1943Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
AbortedHigh Squadron Deputy. Turned back with number 1 engine running very rough, with insufficient supercharger boost.
Sortie Report
428 June 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
AbortedTurned back with problems in #1 and #2 engines.
Sortie Report
529 June 1943Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
AbortedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑30139. High squadron deputy. Turned back due to runaway prop on #1 engine.
Sortie Report
924 July 1943Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1128 July 1943Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
AbortedWing lead. Turned back with #2 engine out. Bombed unidentified location on island of Terschelling, The Netherlands.
Sortie Report
1412 August 1943Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report