B-17G 42-31364

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-31364
Name: NUTTALL'S NUT HOUSE
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SU*D
Start Date: 10 January 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 29 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 24 May 1944. Failed to return from combat operations: MIA 5/24/44 mission to Berlin, Germany.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: 5268
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-31364

B-17G Aircraft 42-31364 Was Assigned To 42 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 29 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
5314 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Completed MissionLow squadron deputy.
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5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed MissionGroup lead.
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--24 January 1944Frankfurt am Main, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseA Grp LSqLd
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5529 January 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron lead, lead group.
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5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Completed MissionLow group lead.
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573 February 1944Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Completed MissionLead group low squadron lead.
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584 February 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionHigh group lead, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
595 February 1944Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Spare, Unused 
606 February 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed MissionWing deputy.
Sortie Report
618 February 1944Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron lead.
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6320 February 1944Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant & Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Bernburg, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron deputy.
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6421 February 1944Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron lead, low group.
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6522 February 1944Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
AbortedGroup lead.
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6624 February 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionLead squadron, lead group.
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6725 February 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Augsburg, Germany
AbortedTurned back at 1112 hrs due to excessive fuel consumption.
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6828 February 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed MissionHigh squadron lead. Colonel William L Travis, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy), Molesworth, England, flew aboard this aircraft as an observer.
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692 March 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow group lead.
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703 March 1944Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Mission RecalledLow squadron deputy.
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714 March 1944Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
AbortedTurned back at 1035 hrs; aircraft took off late and was unable to locate the group formation due to poor visibility.
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726 March 1944Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
738 March 1944Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Spare, Unused 
749 March 1944Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead.
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7516 March 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Completed MissionJettisoned bombs at 1130 hrs when aircraft was hit by bombs from Ledbetter aircraft 42‑37801 (MIA); bombs knocked out #2 engine and forced the jettisoning of bombs.
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8023 March 1944Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Completed MissionComposite high group lead.
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8226 March 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Completed MissionGroup lead.
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--31 March 1944Ludwigshaven, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseFlt Ldr
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869 April 1944Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Completed MissionWing lead.
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8710 April 1944Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Spare, Unused 
8811 April 1944Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Spare, Unused 
9018 April 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead.
Sortie Report
9220 April 1944Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Completed MissionHigh squadron lead.
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--21 April 1944Leuna, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseFlt Leader
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9322 April 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Completed MissionLow group lead.
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9627 April 1944Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Completed MissionGroup lead.
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9829 April 1944Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Spare, Unused 
1017 May 1944Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑31435.
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1049 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Thionville, France
Completed MissionWing lead.
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--10 May 1944Ehrang, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseHigh Grp B; LSqLd
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10511 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron lead.
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10919 May 1944Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionLead group.
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11323 May 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Spare, Unused 
11424 May 1944Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Failed to ReturnLead group. Hit by flak after bombs-away, crashed in Herzberg, Germany (12 km SSE of Neuruppin). MACR 5268
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