B-17G 42-97573

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-97573
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*Q
Start Date: 15 April 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 16 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 29 May 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 42-97573
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B-17G Aircraft 42-97573 Was Assigned To 19 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 16 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
9424 April 1944Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
9727 April 1944Target: Toul/Croix de Metz Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Completed MissionWing deputy.
Sortie Report
9627 April 1944Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
9829 April 1944Target: Industrial District
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
991 May 1944Target: Launch Site in Foret Nationale de Tournehem
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Foret Nationale de Tournehem, France
Completed Mission 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
Spare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
1038 May 1944Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1049 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Thionville, France
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
--10 May 1944Ehrang, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseHigh Grp B
Sortie Report
10511 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Completed Mission41A Group.
Sortie Report
10713 May 1944Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Completed Mission Sortie Report
10815 May 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Spare, Returned As Briefed Sortie Report
10919 May 1944Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionLead Group.
Sortie Report
11424 May 1944Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
AbortedLead Group. Turned back due to failure of the oxygen system.
Sortie Report
11525 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines and Blainville-sur-l'Eau, France
Completed Mission41A Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
11627 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionLow Group.
Sortie Report
11828 May 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
11929 May 1944Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Failed to ReturnApparently struck by flak, 'fell out of formation and dropped down in a right turn and swung around to 6 o'clock low. Five to nine chutes have been reported as emerging.' There may have been fires aboard. Aircraft apparently exploded in mid-air. MACR 5318
Sortie Report