B-17G 42-40005

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-40005
Name: SALVAGE QUEEN II
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: BK*A
Ground Crew Chief: Schuyler, Charles R
Start Date: 6 January 1944.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 8 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 11 February 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: 2530
Escape & Evasion Report: 1398
Escape & Evasion Report: 1399
Escape & Evasion Report: 1279
Escape & Evasion Report: 1571
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17G Aircraft 42-40005 Was Assigned To 10 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 8 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
5211 January 1944Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
ScrubbedOriginally assigned to the Ulrey Crew, then exchanged with the DeFrees Crew (flying spare); ultimately, did not take off.
Sortie Report
5421 January 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Pommereval, France
Completed Mission 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
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
573 February 1944Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
584 February 1944Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionHigh group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
595 February 1944Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Completed MissionLow squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
606 February 1944Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
6211 February 1944Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Failed to ReturnLast seen at 1240 hrs 20 mi west of Frankfurt, losing altitude rapidly but under control; aircraft made a right turn toward another formation, continued losing altitude, dropping into clouds; Damaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near Valenciennes, France (9 km SE, per German report). MACR 2530
Sortie Report