B-17G 42-31433

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-31433
Name: RUM POT II
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*V
Start Date: 8 January 1944.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 24 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 13 April 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: 3867
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-31433

B-17G Aircraft 42-31433 Was Assigned To 28 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 24 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Pommereval, France
Completed MissionLow squadron lead.
Sortie Report
5529 January 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow group lead.
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5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Completed MissionLow group. Ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑31484.
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573 February 1944Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Completed MissionLow group lead.
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584 February 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron deputy, high 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 MissionWing lead.
Sortie Report
606 February 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed MissionLow group lead.
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6211 February 1944Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead.
Sortie Report
6320 February 1944Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant & Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Bernburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
6421 February 1944Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Completed MissionWing lead, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
6522 February 1944Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Aschersleben, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron lead.
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6624 February 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionLow group lead.
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6725 February 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Augsburg, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron lead.
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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 Mission Sortie Report
703 March 1944Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Mission RecalledHigh squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
714 March 1944Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron deputy.
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726 March 1944Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
AbortedHigh group lead, 40th composite Combat Bomb Wing. After assembling with the wing presumed to be the correct one, the group leader received a call from the correct wing leader that he was ten miles to the left of his assigned wing. The group leader left his position and attempted to catch the assigned wing at Cromer. When the group arrived at that point there were no B-17 formations in sight, at which time he decided to abandon the mission.
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738 March 1944Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionWing lead.
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7922 March 1944Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed MissionLow group deputy.
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8023 March 1944Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron lead, lead group.
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8124 March 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Returned to BaseWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, Eng, RO) not identified.
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8226 March 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Completed MissionHigh squadron lead.
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8327 March 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours, France
Completed MissionGroup lead.
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8428 March 1944Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Completed MissionLead ground spare aircraft; replaced 42‑97139. Wing lead.
Sortie Report
8529 March 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Spare, Unused 
--31 March 1944Ludwigshaven, Germany, RECALLEDSpare, Unused 
8710 April 1944Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Completed MissionGroup lead.
Sortie Report
8913 April 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Failed to ReturnHigh group lead. Shot down by enemy aircraft at 1350 hrs; hits scored on #3 engine, which was immediately feathered, and gas tank; entire right wing broke into a mass of flames; crashed near Gumpen, Germany. MACR 3867
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