B-17F 42-5883

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-5883
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation, B-17F-30-VE, Camouflage
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 544th-SU*D
Start Date: 6 July 1943. Transferred: Received from the 96th BG..
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 3 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 25 July 1943. Failed to return from combat operations.
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17F Aircraft 42-5883 Was Assigned To 5 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 3 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--9 July 1943Abbeville, France, RECALLEDScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3330.
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710 July 1943Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑3330.
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814 July 1943Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, group deputy.
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924 July 1943Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Completed MissionGroup lead.
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1025 July 1943Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Failed to Return:
Low Squadron Lead. Damaged by flak and fighters, ditched in the North Sea. Rescued by a Danish fishing boat; returned to duty.
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