B-17G 42-97274

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-97274
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: 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.
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17G Aircraft 42-97274 Was Assigned To 1 Mission,
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