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)
Aircraft ID Code: Not Known
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.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-5851

B-17F Aircraft 42-5851 Was Assigned To 1 Mission,
Receiving Combat Credit For 0 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--19 May 1943Ferrying
(Non-Combat)
CrashedNon-combat sortie, ferrying aircraft from Sioux City, Iowa, 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