B-17F 42-3455

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-3455
Name: LUCKY THIRTEEN
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company, B-17F-65-DL, Camouflage
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 546th-BK*M
Ground Crew Chief: Coon, Lawrence John
Start Date: 11 August 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 7 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 6 September 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 775 (9.803 MB)
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17F Aircraft 42-3455 Was Assigned To 9 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 7 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 Mission Sortie Report
1616 August 1943Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1717 August 1943Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionS/Sgt. Loring Miller, right waist gunner, awarded Silver Star (As Briefed, p. 198).
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
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--2 September 1943Vannes, France, RECALLEDReturned to Base 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
Failed to ReturnOut of gas (both wings hit by flak), FW-190 finished them off, crashed in the Bois des Moines, 11 miles NNW of d'Airion and about 16 miles NE of Beauvais, France; MACR 775.
Sortie Report