B-17F 42-5747

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-5747
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation, B-17F-15-VE, Camouflage
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 547th‑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.
Related Documents:Accident Report # 43-11-30-519 (7.554 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-5747 Photo Album

B-17F Aircraft 42-5747 Was Assigned To 6 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning 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
Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑29636.
Sortie Report
--30 October 1943Gelsenkirchen, Germany, RECALLEDAborted Mission After Taking Off.A/C 747 returned early because of trouble with #2 engine. Oil was coming out of breather. No crew list found.
Sortie Report
3829 November 1943Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--30 November 1943Ferrying
Crashed In Allied TerritoryDeFrees 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