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)
Squadron ID Code: SU*N
Squadron ID Code: 544th-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.
Related Documents:Post Loss Document File #6
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17F Aircraft 42-3330 Was Assigned To 4 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning 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 MissionLow Squadron Lead. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑30073.
Sortie Report
--9 July 1943Abbeville, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
710 July 1943Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
AbortedLead Group. Ground 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