B-17G 42-31058

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-31058
Name: LIBERTY RUN
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: BK*T
Squadron ID Code: 546th-BK*T
Ground Crew Chief: Francis, Percy Tom
Start Date: 18 October 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 12 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 28 February 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 2937 (36.613 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-31058 Photo Album
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B-17G Aircraft 42-31058 Was Assigned To 18 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 12 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--30 October 1943Gelsenkirchen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3616 November 1943Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Ouston (now RA Albemarle Barracks), near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Sortie Report
3829 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--30 November 1943Solingen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
391 December 1943Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
AbortedLow Squadron lead; turned back due to excessive icing (3/4' on wings), frozen guns, and lagging turbo.
Sortie Report
405 December 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Returned to BaseHigh Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed Mission41B Group.
Sortie Report
--24 January 1944Frankfurt am Main, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseB Grp
Sortie Report
5529 January 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow group.
Sortie Report
5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Flight CompletedWearther aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, Eng, RO) not identified in Group documents.
Sortie Report
573 February 1944Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
584 February 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
595 February 1944Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
606 February 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
6320 February 1944Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Aborted41B Group. Turned back at 1023 hrs due to #2 cylinder head on #1 engine blew out, causing a fire, which resulted in feathering of engine.
Sortie Report
6624 February 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron, low group.
Sortie Report
6725 February 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Completed Mission41A Group.
Sortie Report
6828 February 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Failed to ReturnWent down in France during the first bomb run between the IP and target with one engine smoking badly and in flames; no flak or fighters encountered up to that point; ten chutes seen; one did not open; aircraft seen to hit ground; crashed near Envermeu, France. MACR 2937
Sortie Report