B-17G 42-31871

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-31871
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*T
Start Date: 21 February 1944.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 7 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 18 March 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: 3485
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-31871

B-17G Aircraft 42-31871 Was Assigned To 10 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 7 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
6624 February 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionLead squadron, low group.
Sortie Report
6725 February 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Augsburg, Germany
AbortedLow squadron deputy. Aborted 10 miles NW of Splasher 1 due to an oxygen leak.
Sortie Report
6828 February 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed MissionLow squadron.
Sortie Report
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 Recalled Sortie Report
714 March 1944Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
738 March 1944Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report
749 March 1944Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report
7516 March 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy, high group, 40th B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
7618 March 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Failed to ReturnAt 1445 hrs called Group Leader saying he had two engines out and would try for home; had escort of four friendly fighters; force-landed at Dubendorf, Switzerland; MACR 3485. From 303rd BG: 'Secret equipment destroyed. Landed wheels down at Dubendorf. Wheels retracted after landing, but aircraft could not be burned because of Swiss interference. Target was bombed. Could not feather #1 engine out on bomb run. Half power obtained from engines Nos. 2 and 3 which were running rough.'
Sortie Report