B-17G 42-38013

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-38013
Name: NEVADA AVENGER
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*C
Start Date: 21 January 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: CENTURY BOMBER - This aircraft was credited with 104 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 27 April 1945. Salvaged.
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B-17G Aircraft 42-38013 Was Assigned To 129 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 104 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
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
Completed MissionLead group low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
573 February 1944Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Completed MissionLow group deputy.
Sortie Report
584 February 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, high group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
606 February 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed MissionLow group deputy.
Sortie Report
618 February 1944Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
7516 March 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑38158.
Sortie Report
7618 March 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
7820 March 1944Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Mission Recalled Sortie Report
7922 March 1944Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
8327 March 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours & Chartres, France
Completed Mission94 Group.
Sortie Report
8428 March 1944Target: Dijon-Longvic Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dijon, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--31 March 1944Ludwigshaven, Germany, RECALLEDMission RecalledReturning to base from a recalled operational mission, the left main landing gear would not extend. Pilot jettisoned bomb load and ball turret, then flew locally to use up fuel supply. He then made a successful landing using only the right main gear and tail wheel, resulting in minimal damage to the aircraft, and no injury to crew.
Sortie Report
9424 April 1944Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Spare, Unused 
9525 April 1944Target: Metz-Frescaty Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Metz, France
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report
991 May 1944Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1004 May 1944Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, composite high group, 94th CBW.
Sortie Report
1038 May 1944Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
--10 May 1944Ehrang, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseHigh Grp A
Sortie Report
10511 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Completed Mission41B Group.
Sortie Report
10612 May 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
10919 May 1944Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionLow Group.
Sortie Report
11222 May 1944Target: Warehouse District in the Dock Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
11627 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionLead Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
11828 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37785.
Sortie Report
12030 May 1944Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Completed MissionLow Group, Low Squadron Deputy. Assumed this role after original Deputy aborted.
Sortie Report
1222 June 1944Target: Gun Battery with six 155mm guns, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (5 miles S of Boulogne), France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1243 June 1944Target: Coastal Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Le Touquet, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1254 June 1944Target: Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (Boulogne area), France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1265 June 1944Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Completed MissionLead Group.
Sortie Report
1286 June 1944Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Completed MissionM Squadron.
Sortie Report
1307 June 1944Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1318 June 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Completed Mission41C Wing, Lead Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
13210 June 1944Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Completed Mission41A Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
13312 June 1944Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
13413 June 1944Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Completed MissionLanded away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
13514 June 1944Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Completed Mission41B Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
13615 June 1944Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
13716 June 1944Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
13818 June 1944Target: Ölwerke Julius Humbles
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed Mission41A Group.
Sortie Report
14019 June 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Completed Mission41A Group.
Sortie Report
13919 June 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Spare, Completed Mission41B Group, Flying Spare. Joined formation.
Sortie Report
14120 June 1944Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Completed MissionLow Group.
Sortie Report
14524 June 1944Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
14625 June 1944Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
14828 June 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Spare, Unused 
14930 June 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1504 July 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Spare, Unused 
1516 July 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
1537 July 1944Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
15511 July 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
15612 July 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
15816 July 1944Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
15917 July 1944Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
ScrubbedLow group. Replaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37703.
Sortie Report
16018 July 1944Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde & Zinnowitz, Germany
Completed Mission41B Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
16119 July 1944Target: Hydrogen Peroxide Plant
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Höllriegelskreuth District, Pullach, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
16424 July 1944Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Completed MissionHigh group.
Sortie Report
16525 July 1944Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
16628 July 1944Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97150.
Sortie Report
16729 July 1944Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
16831 July 1944Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Completed MissionLow group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
1724 August 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Completed MissionThis aircraft carried delayed-action bombs which were jettisoned in the Channel. Landed away at Kimbolton, reasons unknown.
Sortie Report
1714 August 1944Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Spare, Unused 
1735 August 1944Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
1769 August 1944Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Completed MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
17812 August 1944Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Spare, Completed MissionLead group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
17913 August 1944Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Completed MissionLow group. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97150.
Sortie Report
18425 August 1944Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Spare, Unused 
18526 August 1944Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
18630 August 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--1 September 1944Ludwigshaven, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
1873 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed MissionHot camera ship, low Squadron.
Sortie Report
1885 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1898 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed MissionLead group flying spare; returned as briefed.
Sortie Report
1909 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
19110 September 1944Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron.
Sortie Report
19211 September 1944Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission41B Group.
Sortie Report
19413 September 1944Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed MissionLow group flying spare; assigned to replace Gross in 1484 when that aircraft was scrubbed.
Sortie Report
19517 September 1944Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Completed MissionA Squadron.
Sortie Report
19619 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
Sortie Report
19825 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
19926 September 1944Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionLow group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
20027 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
20128 September 1944Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
20230 September 1944Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2032 October 1944Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
2043 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2066 October 1944Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Completed MissionD group.
Sortie Report
2077 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron.
Sortie Report
2089 October 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
20911 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Completed MissionFirst Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
21014 October 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
21115 October 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
AbortedLow Squadron. Aborted with #1 engine out.
Sortie Report
21419 October 1944Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
Sortie Report
21630 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2194 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Completed MissionHot camera ship; high Squadron.
Sortie Report
2228 November 1944Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2239 November 1944Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
22410 November 1944Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
22616 November 1944Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑38501. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
22720 November 1944Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
AbortedGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 42‑97150. Aborted, unable to locate formation after taking off late.
Sortie Report
23026 November 1944Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Spare, Unused 
23127 November 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
23229 November 1944Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Completed MissionHot camera ship.
Sortie Report
2354 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Spare, Unused 
24018 December 1944Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97309.
Sortie Report
24427 December 1944Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6105. High Squadron.
Sortie Report
2481 January 1945Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
Sortie Report
2492 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2503 January 1945Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
Sortie Report
2515 January 1945Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
2527 January 1945Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
2538 January 1945Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
25410 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Spare, Unused 
25617 January 1945Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Spare, Unused 
25720 January 1945Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Spare, Unused 
25821 January 1945Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
25922 January 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
26023 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
ScrubbedDid not take off.
Sortie Report
26128 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
ScrubbedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38757 when displaced by Ruckman. Did not take off due to snowstorm.
Sortie Report
2631 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2643 February 1945Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
--7 February 1945Essen/Bottrop, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseHot camera ship.
Sortie Report
2659 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
26715 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
26920 February 1945Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
27021 February 1945Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
27122 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Completed Mission
Sortie Report
27223 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
AbortedLead Squadron hot camera ship. Turned back with a feathered prop.
Sortie Report