B-17F 42-3230

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-3230
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*U
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Original AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 5 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 17 August 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 293 (0.419 MB)
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-3230

B-17F Aircraft 42-3230 Was Assigned To 6 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 5 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
428 June 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Completed MissionLow Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
64 July 1943Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
924 July 1943Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1229 July 1943Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1412 August 1943Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
AbortedTurned back at 0811 hrs because #3 engine was throwing oil and vibrating and had to be feathered.
Sortie Report
1717 August 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Failed to ReturnHigh Squadron deputy. Damaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near Weiler, Germany. MACR 293
Sortie Report