B-17F 42-5853

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-5853
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation, B-17F-25-VE, Camouflage
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 547th-SO*U
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Original AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 1 combat mission with the 384th.
End Date: 22 June 1943. Ditched.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 14667 (4.152 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-5853 Photo Album

B-17F Aircraft 42-5853 Was Assigned To 1 Mission Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 1 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
122 June 1943Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Failed to Return:
Damaged by enemy aircraft; ditched in English Channel.
Sortie Report