B-17G 42-97404

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-97404
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SU*L
Start Date: 27 March 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 7 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 13 May 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Documents:Missing Air Crew Report: 4813
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft

B-17G Aircraft 42-97404 Was Assigned To 9 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 7 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
9829 April 1944Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Spare, Unused 
991 May 1944Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Completed MissionHigh squadron lead.
Sortie Report
1004 May 1944Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1017 May 1944Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1028 May 1944Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--10 May 1944Ehrang, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseHigh Grp B
Sortie Report
10511 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Completed MissionJettisoned incendiaries.
Sortie Report
10612 May 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
10713 May 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Failed to ReturnGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑39888. While formation was under enemy aircraft attack, pulled out of formation to the left and was seen circling under control, with fires under inboard sections and both wings; five chutes emerged; crashed near Loitz, Germany. MACR 4813
Sortie Report