B-17G 42-38158

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-38158
Name: JEAN
Manufacturer: Built by the Douglas Aircraft Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*L
Start Date: 1 March 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 14 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 24 April 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 4352 (41.543 MB)
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-38158
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B-17G Aircraft 42-38158 Was Assigned To 20 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 14 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
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
Completed Mission Sortie Report
749 March 1944Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
7516 March 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑38013.
Sortie Report
7618 March 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, lead group, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing.
Sortie Report
7719 March 1944Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report
8226 March 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
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 MissionLow Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
8529 March 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Spare, Unused 
--31 March 1944Ludwigshaven, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
869 April 1944Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
AbortedTurned back at 0955; could not locate formation due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
8710 April 1944Target: Evere Airfield (50°54'3"N 4°20'9"E)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Completed Mission Sortie Report
8811 April 1944Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
9018 April 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
9119 April 1944Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
9220 April 1944Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Completed MissionA Wing, High Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
--21 April 1944Leuna, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseHSqLd
Sortie Report
9322 April 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
9424 April 1944Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Failed to ReturnHigh Squadron lead, lead group. Hit by direct flak burst on bomb run; a/c blew up in mid-air after bomb release. MACR 4352
Sortie Report