B-17F 42-5747

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-5747
Name: HANGAR QUEEN
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*M
Start Date: 5 October 1943. Transferred: received from the 381st BG.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 3 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 15 March 1944. Transferred: Sent to 1 BAD, Burtonwood.
Documents:Accident Report: 43-11-30-519
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-5747

B-17F Aircraft 42-5747 Was Assigned To 6 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 3 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
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
Completed MissionLanded away at Molesworth due to weather.
Sortie Report
3320 October 1943Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 42‑29636.
Sortie Report
--30 October 1943Gelsenkirchen, Germany, RECALLEDAborted Sortie Report
3829 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--30 November 1943Ferrying
(Non-Combat)
CrashedDeFrees and minimal crew were ferrying the aircraft from Little Staughton to Grafton Underwood. The left landing gear was damaged when the aircraft landed short and hard. He was instructed to return to Little Staughton and crash-land there.
Sortie Report