B-17G 42-37828

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-37828
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SU*C
Start Date: 18 October 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 3 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 3 January 1944. Salvaged.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-37828
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B-17G Aircraft 42-37828 Was Assigned To 6 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 3 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--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 MissionLanded away at RAF Lissett, Yorkshire.

Official records received to date (Nov. 2019) identify Curtin as the assigned navigator of this crew. However, in private communication with Sheldon Vernon, he has stated that he was newly-assigned to the 384th/544th and had arrived the previous day. He was awakened and ordered to fly as Curtin's replacement, which he did. Until this conflict is resolved, both navigators will remain assigned to this sortie.
Sortie Report
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
--29 November 1943Non-Flying
(Non-Combat)
CrashedAircraft had returned from a combat mission, and had run off the perimeter track. Ground personnel were attending to it while waiting for the proper equipment to arrive. After dark, a truck ran into tail assembly of plane.
Sortie Report