13-19 SEPTEMBER 2023

B-17F 42-5086

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-5086
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17F-35-BO, Camouflage
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 546th‑BK*B
Ground Crew Chief: Francis, Percy Tom
Start Date: 5 September 1943. Transferred: Received from the 306th BG..
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 5 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 10 October 1943. Crashed: Crew bailed out on return from combat mission.
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-5086 Photo Album

B-17F Aircraft 42-5086 Was Assigned To 7 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 5 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
2416 September 1943Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
2523 September 1943Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
272 October 1943Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron Lead. Col. E Blair Garland, Hq 8th Air Force, flew on this aircraft to 'Test Blind Bombing Equipment.'
Sortie Report
284 October 1943Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Bradwell Bay due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
298 October 1943Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Flight CompletedAir-sea rescue ship. Remainder of crew not identified.
Sortie Report
309 October 1943Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3110 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Crashed In Allied TerritoryCrew bailed out near Ipswich; aircraft continued in flight and crash-landed at Eye, Suffolk, killing a cow.
Sortie Report