B-17G 42-39991

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-39991
Name: LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: BK*V
Ground Crew Chiefs: Hunter, Jack Walter
Watterson, Arnold NMI
Start Date: 8 January 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 14 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 4 March 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17G Aircraft 42-39991 Was Assigned To 19 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 14 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Did Not Take OffThis aircraft, prepared for the practice mission, was not dispatched on the operational mission, possibly due to insufficient time available to reconfigure it for combat in the 41B Group. Pilot for the intended practice mission, Courtemanche, did not take part in the combat mission.
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--24 January 1944Frankfurt am Main, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseB Grp
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5529 January 1944Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow group.
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5630 January 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Completed MissionLead group.
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573 February 1944Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Completed MissionLow group.
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584 February 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
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595 February 1944Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
606 February 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
618 February 1944Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑39809.
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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
Aborted41B Group Lead. Turned back at 1105 hrs because of failure of #2 engine.
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6421 February 1944Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
6522 February 1944Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Aborted41B Group. Turned back because oxygen leak in navigator's station caused all oxygen in aircraft to leak out.
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6624 February 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron, low group.
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6725 February 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Completed Mission41A Group Lead.
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6828 February 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
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692 March 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Spare, Unused 
703 March 1944Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Mission RecalledGroup lead.
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714 March 1944Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Failed to ReturnHigh Squadron lead. Was seen in formation at bombs away; at 1202 aircraft peeled off and left formation under control; all engines were running, but one may have been hit by flak; last seen going down still under control; flak, crashed 1 km south of Blangermont, France. MACR 2741
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