B-17F 42-5851

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-5851
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: None
Squadron ID Code: None
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Original AC.
Missions: No combat missions flown with the 384th.
End Date: 19 May 1943. Crashed: Crash-landed at Bangor on first leg of overseas ferry flight.
Related Documents:Accident Report # 43-05-19-11 (5.690 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-5851 Photo Album

B-17F Aircraft 42-5851 Was Assigned To 1 Mission Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 0 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--19 May 1943Ferrying
CrashedNon-combat sortie, ferrying aircraft from AAB Kearney, Nebraska, to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine, en-route to combat assignment in England. Failure of the left brake and subsequent pilot actions resulted in extensive damage to the aircraft.
Sortie Report