B-17G 42-31415

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-31415
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*R
Start Date: 8 January 1944.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 2 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 30 January 1944. Crashed.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-31415

B-17G Aircraft 42-31415 Was Assigned To 3 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 2 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed Mission41A Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
--24 January 1944Frankfurt am Main, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseA Grp
Sortie Report
5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Completed Mission,
some crew bailed out
Low group. Turned back at the IP and jettisoned bombs at some point because ship was on fire due to enemy aircraft. All of the enlisted men except top turret gunner bailed out at the IP, due to a misunderstanding between the radio operator and bombardier after ship caught fire; crash-landed at base. 1st Lt. Edward Fioretti, pilot, and 2nd Lt. Scott Briley, co-pilot, both awarded Silver Stars, Owens p. 199. Aircraft salvaged.
Sortie Report