B-17F 42-3330

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-3330
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SU*N
Start Date: 27 June 1943. New Replacement AC: mIA 7/14/43, mission to Villacoublay, France.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 2 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 14 July 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: not available or does not exist.
Escape & Evasion Report: 97
Escape & Evasion Report: 105
Escape & Evasion Report: 104
Escape & Evasion Report: 108
Escape & Evasion Report: 96
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17F Aircraft 42-3330 Was Assigned To 4 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 2 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
64 July 1943Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Completed MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑30073. Low squadron lead.
Sortie Report
--9 July 1943Abbeville, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
710 July 1943Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
AbortedGround spare aircraft: replaced 42‑5883. Turned back because #2 engine was 'thought to be out.' Apparently the co-pilot feathered #2 after the engineer test-fired the top turret guns, thinking the engine had 'blown up.' Bomb load returned to base.
Sortie Report
814 July 1943Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Failed to ReturnHit by flak on bomb run, which knocked out #1 engine; after bombs away, fighters attacked, knocking out #3 and #4, #3 catching fire; crew bailed out; aircraft exploded and crashed 500 meters N of Les Essarts-le-Roi, France. No MACR.
Sortie Report