B-17G 42-31222

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-31222
Name: LAZY DAISY
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: BK*D
Ground Crew Chief: Flynn, James F
Start Date: 23 November 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 49 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 28 September 1944. Failed to return from combat operations: MIA 9/28/44 mission to Magdeburg, Germany.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: 9366
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-31222

B-17G Aircraft 42-31222 Was Assigned To 64 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 49 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
405 December 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
AbortedHigh squadron deputy; aborted.
Sortie Report
4213 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Returned EarlyLead group. Aborted with loss of oil pressure in #2 engine. Attacked Target Of Opportunity (TOO). Geographic location given is closer to Neßmersiel than Wittmund.
Sortie Report
4316 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Completed MissionComposite group.
Sortie Report
4730 December 1943Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
505 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
517 January 1944Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
AbortedBecame separated from formation in dense coulds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous.
Sortie Report
5211 January 1944Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--24 January 1944Frankfurt am Main, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseB Grp HSqLd
Sortie Report
5529 January 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
AbortedLead group. Turned back at Sleaford at 1000 hrs because of runaway prop on #2 engine.
Sortie Report
573 February 1944Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Completed MissionLow group low squadron lead.
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
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report
606 February 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed MissionHigh squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
6320 February 1944Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant & Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Bernburg, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron lead.
Sortie Report
6421 February 1944Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
6725 February 1944Target: Ball Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
AbortedHigh squadron, lead group. Turned back at 1142 hrs because fuel had to be siphoned out of #4 wing tank when fuel pressure went up to 19.5 lbs, and #3 engine began throwing oil. The turnback point was in enemy airspace, so the crew earned combat credit for the mission.
Sortie Report
6828 February 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed MissionLow squadron.
Sortie Report
692 March 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
703 March 1944Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Mission RecalledForced to land immediately after takeoff because aircraft was losing fuel through a loose gas cap. After the problem was corrected on the ground, took off again and joined formation for mission.
Sortie Report
738 March 1944Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
AbortedTurned back at 1042 hrs because #1 engine was running roughly and vibrated excessively.
Sortie Report
7516 March 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑97477.
Sortie Report
7618 March 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
7820 March 1944Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Mission Recalled Sortie Report
7922 March 1944Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron deputy, composite high group.
Sortie Report
869 April 1944Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
AbortedLow squadron lead, low group. Turned back at 1000 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
8811 April 1944Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
--12 April 1944Schweinfurt, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
8913 April 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
AbortedTurned back at 1157 hrs because #1 engine was running rough and smoking.
Sortie Report
9018 April 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
11728 May 1944Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
11929 May 1944Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1254 June 1944Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Spare, Unused 
1296 June 1944Target: Highway Choke Point in City of Caen
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1307 June 1944Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Spare, Unused 
1318 June 1944Target: Loire River Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Completed MissionGround spare aircraft, replaced 42‑97139. Group deputy.
Sortie Report
13413 June 1944Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Completed MissionHigh squadron deputy, low group. Landed away at RAF Stansted, Essex, on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
13514 June 1944Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
13716 June 1944Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
14019 June 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crépy, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
14221 June 1944Target: Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionComposite high group. Pilot: Matter, 379th BG.
Sortie Report
15612 July 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Spare, Unused 
16220 July 1944Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Wratting Common, Cambridgeshire, on return for unknown reasons.
Sortie Report
16321 July 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Completed MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
16525 July 1944Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Completed MissionHigh section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
16729 July 1944Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group 41st B wing.
Sortie Report
16831 July 1944Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1691 August 1944Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Completed MissionHigh group.
Sortie Report
1703 August 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Spare, Completed MissionI group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
1714 August 1944Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Completed MissionHigh section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
1735 August 1944Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh section lead, low group. Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑107057.
Sortie Report
1747 August 1944Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Completed MissionHigh group.
Sortie Report
17812 August 1944Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Spare, Unused 
17913 August 1944Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Completed MissionHigh section deputy, high group. returned with #3 prop windmilling because the shaft broke.
Sortie Report
19211 September 1944Target: Oil
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Spare, Unused 
19312 September 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Brüx, Czechoslovakia
Completed Mission Sortie Report
19413 September 1944Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
19517 September 1944Target: Light Gun Positions, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: 's-Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Completed MissionF squadron.
Sortie Report
19619 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron.
Sortie Report
19825 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
20027 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionHigh group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
20128 September 1944Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Failed to ReturnCollided with 43‑37822 over target: Wallace Storey related details of the collision in Decker's Memories (2nd edition, page 169). Both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes observed; crashed near Erxleben, Germany; MACR 9366.
Sortie Report