B-17G 42-37924

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-37924
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*T
Start Date: 2 December 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 8 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 16 January 1944. Salvaged.
Documents:Accident Report: 44-01-09-504
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17G Aircraft 42-37924 Was Assigned To 10 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 8 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
4213 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
4316 December 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Alconbury
Sortie Report
4522 December 1943Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4624 December 1943Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report
4730 December 1943Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
4831 December 1943Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Completed MissionLanded away at Molesworth; bombs jettisoned.
Sortie Report
494 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
505 January 1944Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
517 January 1944Target: Powerhouse
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron #4; assumed squadron lead after assigned squadron lead aircraft failed to take off; then led remaining group aircraft on the mission after weather broke up the group formation, causing most (including assigned group lead) to turn back.
Sortie Report
--9 January 1944Training
(Non-Combat)
CrashedCrashed on training mission. Right landing gear would not lower. Made a belly landing at Little Staughton. Aircraft was written off.
Sortie Report