B-17F 42-5806

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-5806
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation, B-17F-25-VE, Camouflage
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 547th-SU*Y (through 1943-07-12)
545th-JD*Z (through 1943-08-12)
Start Date: 3 July 1943. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 2 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 12 August 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Comments: While this aircraft was initially assigned to the 547th, it was transferred to the 545th prior to its first combat mission.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 288 (26.475 MB)
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17F Aircraft 42-5806 Was Assigned To 2 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 2 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
1025 July 1943Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Oulton, Norfolk, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
1412 August 1943Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Failed to ReturnHit by flak on the way to the target, then attacked by fighters. Some of crew bailed out before aircraft exploded. Crashed near Volmershofen/Heidgen (5 miles SW of Bonn), Germany. MACR 288
Sortie Report