B-17G 42-31246

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-31246
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*A
Start Date: 27 November 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 6 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 14 January 1944. Failed to return from combat operations: MIA 1/14/44 mission to Le Milliard, France.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-31246

B-17G Aircraft 42-31246 Was Assigned To 7 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 6 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
4522 December 1943Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy.
Sortie Report
505 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
517 January 1944Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
AbortedLow Squadron lead. Became 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 MissionLow Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
5314 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Failed to ReturnAircraft hit by flak before bombs away; ten chutes were seen emerging at 1521:15 hrs; at 1532 hrs chutes landed in a wooded area in the vicinity of the target; aircraft crashed near St. Valery-sur-Somme, France. MACR 2497
Sortie Report