B-17G 42-31516

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-31516
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17G-20-BO, Camouflage
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 546th-BK*M
Ground Crew Chief: McKinney, Lauren Lee
Start Date: 18 February 1944.
Missions: No combat missions flown with the 384th.
End Date: 22 February 1944. Crashed.
Related Documents:Accident Report # 44-02-22-511 (22.753 MB)
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17G Aircraft 42-31516 Was Assigned To 2 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 0 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
6421 February 1944Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
AbortedHigh Squadron deputy, lead group. Aborted because #3 prop began throwing oil excessively, was feathered for examination, and could not be unfeathered.
Sortie Report
6522 February 1944Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Crashed41B Group. Collided with 42‑38041 from 303rd BG, Molesworth, while forming up at 0956; crashed near Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire; only survivors were bombardier and navigator who parachuted to safety.
Sortie Report