B-17G 42-97228

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-97228
Name: GI JIVE
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*G
Start Date: 31 March 1944. Transferred: received from the 398th BG.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 3 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 13 April 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: 3871
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17G Aircraft 42-97228 Was Assigned To 4 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 3 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
869 April 1944Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
8811 April 1944Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--12 April 1944Schweinfurt, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
8913 April 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Failed to ReturnShot down during fighter attacks which lasted from 1354 to 1357 hrs; crashed near Messbach, Germany. MACR 3871
Sortie Report