14-18 SEPTEMBER 2023

B-17F 42-30143

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-30143
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17F-90-BO, Camouflage
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 545th‑JD*Q
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Original AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 2 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 25 June 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 16378 (0.477 MB)
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17F Aircraft 42-30143 Was Assigned To 3 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 2 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
122 June 1943Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
--23 June 1943Bernay-Saint-Martin, France, RECALLEDMission Recalled Sortie Report
225 June 1943Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Failed To ReturnDamaged by flak, crashed near Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 16378. 1Lt. George Riches posthumously awarded Silver Star (Owens p. 200)
Sortie Report