13-19 SEPTEMBER 2023

B-17G 42-97274

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-97274
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17G-45-BO, Natural Metal Finish
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 547th‑SO*M
Start Date: 6 April 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 1 combat mission with the 384th.
End Date: 13 April 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Related Documents:Missing Air Crew Report # 3873 (61.433 MB)
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17G Aircraft 42-97274 Was Assigned To 1 Mission Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 1 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
8913 April 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Failed To ReturnHit by direct flak burst in left wing tanks at 1545 hrs on the return from attacking the target; large holes were seen in #1 and #2 engines whereupon the plane exploded in mid-air; crashed near Fouleng, Belgium. MACR 3873.
Sortie Report