B-17F 42-30196

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-30196
Name: SAD SACK
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17F-90-BO, Camouflage
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 546th-BK*Y
Ground Crew Chief: Flynn, James F
Start Date: 23 June 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 13 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 14 October 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 839 (5.283 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-30196 Photo Album
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B-17F Aircraft 42-30196 Was Assigned To 24 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 13 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
428 June 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
529 June 1943Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑30026.
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 MissionLow Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
924 July 1943Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑29686.
Sortie Report
--26 July 1943Hamburg, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
1128 July 1943Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1330 July 1943Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
AbortedTurned back 62 miles into Belgium because hydraulic fluid was coming down into the ball turret, which was inoperative, the left waist gun and left top turret gun were out of order, and the tachometer on one engine was oscillating wildly.
Sortie Report
1412 August 1943Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1515 August 1943Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1616 August 1943Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Spare, Unused 
1717 August 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2416 September 1943Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Spare, Unused 
--21 September 1943Riems, France, RECALLEDSpare, Unused 
2523 September 1943Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft. Replaced 42‑30005. Landed away at RAF Wing, Buckinghamshire.
Sortie Report
--26 September 1943Nantes, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
2627 September 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑29651.
Sortie Report
272 October 1943Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
284 October 1943Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
298 October 1943Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
3110 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑30005.
Sortie Report
--13 October 1943Emden, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3214 October 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Failed to ReturnKnocked down by enemy aircraft; crashed at Bischbrunn, Germany, 21 miles WNW of Würzburg, Germany; MACR 839.
Sortie Report