B-17F 42-3429

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-3429
Name: FLAK HOUSE
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: SU*F
Squadron ID Code: 544th-SU*F
Start Date: 11 August 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 21 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 8 June 1944. Transferred: Sent to 1 BAD, Burtonwood.
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-3429 Photo Album
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B-17F Aircraft 42-3429 Was Assigned To 32 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 21 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
1515 August 1943Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, group deputy.
Sortie Report
1616 August 1943Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed MissionGroup lead.
Sortie Report
1717 August 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead.
Sortie Report
203 September 1943Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
216 September 1943Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away near Dungeness, Kent, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
2416 September 1943Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
AbortedTurned back; unable to locate formation after passing through cloud layer.
Sortie Report
--21 September 1943Riems, France, RECALLEDReturned to BaseLSqLd; Robinson (CP)
Sortie Report
2523 September 1943Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Completed MissionLow Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
284 October 1943Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
298 October 1943Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead.
Sortie Report
3110 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
--13 October 1943Emden, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseHSqLd
Sortie Report
3214 October 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
AbortedHigh Squadron lead. Landed away at Alconbury.
Sortie Report
--30 October 1943Gelsenkirchen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseMaj. Gilmore
Sortie Report
343 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 41-24560.
Sortie Report
--11 November 1943Wesel, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
--13 November 1943Bremen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
3616 November 1943Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
3726 November 1943Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
4111 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
AbortedGroup lead. Aborted when #2 supercharger ran away.
Sortie Report
4213 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLow group.
Sortie Report
4316 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead.
Sortie Report
4420 December 1943Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; landed away at Attlebridge due to low fuel, with '#3 engine out.'
Sortie Report
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed Mission41A Group.
Sortie Report
8226 March 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Spare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
8327 March 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Spare, Completed Mission94 Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
8428 March 1944Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Spare, Unused 
8529 March 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--31 March 1944Ludwigshaven, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
9424 April 1944Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Completed MissionSustained 20mm cannon damage.
Sortie Report
11424 May 1944Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Spare, Unused 
11828 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report