B-17F 42-3051

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-3051
Name: HELL'S ANGELS
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: BK*C
Squadron ID Code: 546th-BK*C
Ground Crew Chief: Konzem, Hubert P
Start Date: 19 September 1943. Transferred: received from the 305th BG.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 6 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 8 May 1944. RETUS: Returned to the USA.
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17F Aircraft 42-3051 Was Assigned To 10 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 6 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
309 October 1943Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Completed MissionAircraft sustained severe battle damage, with 42 holes in critical positions. It did not fly again until December 13.
Sortie Report
4213 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
AbortedLead group. Aborted with loss of oil pressure in #2 engine.
Sortie Report
4522 December 1943Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Spare, Unused 
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Completed MissionComposite group.
Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37776.
Sortie Report
505 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Wendling.
Sortie Report
5211 January 1944Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation. Landed away at Coltishall, Norfolk, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
5314 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Did Not Take OffThis aircraft, prepared for the practice mission, was not dispatched on the operational mission, possibly due to insufficient time available to reconfigure it for combat in the 41B Group. Pilot for the intended practice mission, Corcoran, did not take part in the combat mission.
Sortie Report
--24 January 1944Frankfurt am Main, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseB Grp
Sortie Report