B-17F 42-5720

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-5720
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation, B-17F-5-VE, Camouflage
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 544th‑SU*A
Start Date: 22 August 1943. Transferred: Received from the 306th BG..
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 2 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 6 September 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 776 (10.353 MB)
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17F Aircraft 42-5720 Was Assigned To 5 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 2 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--30 August 1943Achiet-le-Grand, France, RECALLEDMission Recalled Sortie Report
1931 August 1943Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Aborted Mission After Taking Off. Sortie Report
--2 September 1943Vannes, France, RECALLEDMission Recalled Sortie Report
203 September 1943Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
216 September 1943Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Failed To ReturnDamaged by enemy aircraft; insufficient fuel to return to England; made a forced landing in field near Beauvais, France; MACR 776.
Sortie Report