B-17G 42-37727

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-37727
Name: ELISE
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company, B-17G-10-DL, Camouflage
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 545th-JD*Z
Start Date: 2 November 1943. Transferred: Received from 1 BAD, Burtonwood..
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 8 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 30 January 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 2265 (3.243 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-37727 Photo Album
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B-17G Aircraft 42-37727 Was Assigned To 13 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 8 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
3726 November 1943Target: City Center
Type: Non-Military
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3829 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--30 November 1943Solingen, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
391 December 1943Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑39784.
Sortie Report
4831 December 1943Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Completed MissionLanded away at Alconbury; bombs returned.
Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
AbortedFlying Spare. Joined formation, then turned back becuse aircraft needed 'excessive power settings ... to stay in formation.'
Sortie Report
517 January 1944Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
AbortedFlying spare. Became separated from formation in dense clouds after group assembly; failed to make wing rendezvous.
Sortie Report
5211 January 1944Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed Mission41A Group.
Sortie Report
--24 January 1944Frankfurt am Main, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseA Grp
Sortie Report
5529 January 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Failed to ReturnLow group. Seen going down before bombs away due to enemy aircraft attacks; crashed between Beber and Eimbeckhausen, Germany. Casualties buried in Bad Münder. MACR 2265
Sortie Report