B-17F 42-3218

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-3218
Name: DORIS MAE
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*R
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Original AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 21 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 4 January 1944. Transferred: Sent to 1 BAD, Burtonwood.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-3218

B-17F Aircraft 42-3218 Was Assigned To 37 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 21 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
122 June 1943Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--23 June 1943Bernay-Saint-Martin, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
225 June 1943Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
AbortedReturned to base due to weather conditions; pilot was unable to maintain contact with the formation.
Sortie Report
326 June 1943Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
428 June 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
529 June 1943Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
64 July 1943Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--9 July 1943Abbeville, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
710 July 1943Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
814 July 1943Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Spare, Unused 
924 July 1943Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Completed MissionHigh squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
1025 July 1943Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1412 August 1943Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
AbortedTurned back at 0810 hrs because of supercharger failure on #3 & #4 engines.
Sortie Report
1515 August 1943Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑3074.
Sortie Report
1616 August 1943Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--24 August 1943Diversion
(Non-Combat)
Returned to Base Sortie Report
1827 August 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--30 August 1943Achiet-le-Grand, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
1931 August 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
AbortedTurned back with #2, #3, and #4 engines very rough.
Sortie Report
216 September 1943Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report
227 September 1943Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Completed MissionGroup lead.
Sortie Report
239 September 1943Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville & Vitry-en-Artois, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2416 September 1943Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Completed MissionGroup deputy.
Sortie Report
--21 September 1943Riems, France, RECALLEDReturned to BaseHSqLd
Sortie Report
2523 September 1943Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Completed MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑29768. High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
--26 September 1943Nantes, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
2627 September 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron lead.
Sortie Report
284 October 1943Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron lead.
Sortie Report
298 October 1943Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
AbortedHigh squadron lead. Turned back, unable to keep up with formation due to lack of power.
Sortie Report
309 October 1943Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3110 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
AbortedLow squadron lead.
Sortie Report
--13 October 1943Emden, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3214 October 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Spare, Unused 
--30 October 1943Gelsenkirchen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
343 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3726 November 1943Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Returned EarlyTurned back with a supercharger failure, apparently after entering into enemy airspace and thereby earning combat credit.
Sortie Report
4213 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLow group.
Sortie Report