B-17G 42-37848

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-37848
Name: SISSY
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: BK*E
Ground Crew Chief: Jacobs, Gilbert O
Start Date: 18 October 1943. Transferred: received from the 447th BG.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 23 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 16 March 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
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B-17G Aircraft 42-37848 Was Assigned To 32 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 23 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
355 November 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3616 November 1943Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
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 MissionLanded away at RAF Waterbeach, Cambs.
Sortie Report
405 December 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 41-24525.
Sortie Report
4213 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLow group deputy.
Sortie Report
4420 December 1943Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; dropped bombs 'a short time after the target, ... regarded as ... jettisoned.'
Sortie Report
4522 December 1943Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Completed MissionDeputy; took off late but joined formation at Chesterfield. Took over lead when Buck/Lecates aborted.
Sortie Report
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Completed MissionComposite group, low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
4730 December 1943Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
AbortedTurned back at 1020 hrs because of oxygen failure; oxygen filler line broke on ball turret and oxygen was leaking from the tail, left waist, ball, and radio positions; four men were completely without oxygen; 12x500GP rtd to base
Sortie Report
4831 December 1943Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. Landed away at Molesworth.
Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead.
Sortie Report
505 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
AbortedHigh Squadron lead; turned back over Denmark at 1120 hrs because #2 supercharger was running away; jettisoned bombs in North Sea
Sortie Report
517 January 1944Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
AbortedGroup lead. Became separated from formation in dense coulds 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
5314 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed Mission41B Group Lead.
Sortie Report
--24 January 1944Frankfurt am Main, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseB Grp
Sortie Report
5529 January 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow group.
Sortie Report
5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionLead group flying spare; Joined formation. Did not attack target but jettisoned bombs 5 mins after target due to a malfunction in bomb bay doors.
Sortie Report
584 February 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
AbortedHigh group, 41st B Combat Wing. Turned back at 1044 just off The Naze because #2 and #3 engines were smoking and the gas mixture was set too rich.
Sortie Report
6211 February 1944Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
6320 February 1944Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Completed Mission41B Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
6421 February 1944Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
6522 February 1944Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Completed Mission41B Group Lead.
Sortie Report
6624 February 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
6725 February 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Completed Mission41A Group.
Sortie Report
726 March 1944Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
AbortedReturned to base after group leader abandoned attempt to join assigned combat wing.
Sortie Report
738 March 1944Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
AbortedHigh Squadron deputy. Turned back at 1000 hrs because a gasket in #1 prop dome was put in incorrectly and leaked oil. Landed away at Molesworth.
Sortie Report
749 March 1944Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
AbortedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97449. Turned back at 1102 hrs because #7 cylinder blew off of #2 engine and had to be feathered.
Sortie Report
7516 March 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Failed to ReturnGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97510. After bombing target at 1325 hrs, lost altitude and flew just above undercast; continued in this way for 1.5 hrs and then was lost from sight; damaged by flak; crashed near Grivillers, France. MACR 3244
Sortie Report