B-17G 43-37917

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 43-37917
Name: PAULINE
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*B
Start Date: 17 July 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: CENTURY BOMBER - This aircraft was credited with 106 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: Not Known
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 43-37917

B-17G Aircraft 43-37917 Was Assigned To 124 Missions,
Receiving Combat Credit For 106 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
16220 July 1944Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Completed MissionHigh section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
16321 July 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
16424 July 1944Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Completed MissionLow group.
Sortie Report
16525 July 1944Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Completed MissionLead group.
Sortie Report
16628 July 1944Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed MissionLow group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
16729 July 1944Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1691 August 1944Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Completed MissionLow squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
1703 August 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Completed MissionHigh section deputy, H group.
Sortie Report
1714 August 1944Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
1735 August 1944Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1747 August 1944Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Completed MissionHigh section deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
1758 August 1944Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Spare, Completed MissionLow group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
1769 August 1944Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Completed MissionHigh group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
17711 August 1944Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
17812 August 1944Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Completed MissionHigh group.
Sortie Report
17913 August 1944Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Completed MissionLead group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
18014 August 1944Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completed MissionHigh section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
18116 August 1944Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Completed MissionLow group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
18218 August 1944Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Completed MissionLow group.
Sortie Report
18324 August 1944Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
18526 August 1944Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh group.
Sortie Report
18630 August 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--1 September 1944Ludwigshaven, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseLGrp Flying Spare
Sortie Report
1873 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed MissionHot camera ship, lead squadron.
Sortie Report
1898 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed MissionBrakes out on landing.
Sortie Report
19110 September 1944Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Completed MissionHot camera ship.
Sortie Report
19211 September 1944Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission41B Group, Group Deputy. Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
19517 September 1944Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Completed MissionC Squadron.
Sortie Report
19619 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron.
Sortie Report
20027 September 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102430.
Sortie Report
20230 September 1944Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2032 October 1944Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2043 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionLead squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
2055 October 1944Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron.
Sortie Report
2066 October 1944Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Completed MissionA group. Returned one 500# bomb.
Sortie Report
2077 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2089 October 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
20911 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Completed MissionSecond squadron.
Sortie Report
21014 October 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
21115 October 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
21217 October 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
21318 October 1944Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron.
Sortie Report
21419 October 1944Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6512.
Sortie Report
21525 October 1944Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron.
Sortie Report
21630 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2171 November 1944Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron.
Sortie Report
2182 November 1944Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron.
Sortie Report
2194 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Completed MissionHot camera ship.
Sortie Report
2205 November 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2216 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Spare, Completed MissionLow squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
2228 November 1944Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2239 November 1944Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Spare, Completed MissionHigh squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
22410 November 1944Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group, Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
22616 November 1944Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
22720 November 1944Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionLead squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group.
Sortie Report
22925 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Spare, Unused 
23026 November 1944Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑39888.
Sortie Report
23127 November 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
AbortedTurned back; #3 prop feathered.
Sortie Report
23229 November 1944Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionHigh squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
23330 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2342 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2354 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
2366 December 1944Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy.
Sortie Report
2379 December 1944Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
23811 December 1944Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
23912 December 1944Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
24018 December 1944Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Completed MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
24119 December 1944Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
ScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
Sortie Report
24223 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97510.
Sortie Report
24324 December 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group.
Sortie Report
24528 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
24630 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
24731 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2481 January 1945Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron.
Sortie Report
2492 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2503 January 1945Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2515 January 1945Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
AbortedTurned back due to internal failure of #3 engine.
Sortie Report
25617 January 1945Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
26023 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
ScrubbedLow squadron hot camera ship; did not take off.
Sortie Report
26128 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
ScrubbedLead squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off due to snowstorm.
Sortie Report
2631 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
AbortedTurned back with #3 leaking oil.
Sortie Report
2643 February 1945Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Spare, Unused 
--7 February 1945Essen/Bottrop, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
2659 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
26614 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Completed MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
26715 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
26920 February 1945Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑32106.
Sortie Report
27021 February 1945Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionLead squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
27122 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
27223 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Bury St. Edmunds (Rougham) Airfield, AAF Station 468.
Sortie Report
27425 February 1945Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Completed MissionLead squadron.
Sortie Report
27526 February 1945Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
27627 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2781 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2803 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
ScrubbedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97510. Did not take off. Remainder of crew not identified in mission documents.
Sortie Report
2827 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron.
Sortie Report
2838 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2849 March 1945Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
28611 March 1945Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
28712 March 1945Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
28814 March 1945Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
29017 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Completed MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
29118 March 1945Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
29219 March 1945Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group.
Sortie Report
29320 March 1945Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed MissionLead squadron.
Sortie Report
29523 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
29624 March 1945Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionLow squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
--25 March 1945Lutzkendorf, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
29928 March 1945Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
30030 March 1945Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionLow squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
30131 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed MissionOriginally assigned to Saxton Crew, taken by C A Lewis Crew. Saxton Crew moved to 44‑6592.
Sortie Report
3023 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3034 April 1945Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Completed MissionLead squadron.
Sortie Report
3056 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
3067 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3079 April 1945Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
30810 April 1945Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed MissionReturned four bombs to base.
Sortie Report
30911 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Completed MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
31014 April 1945Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Completed Mission Sortie Report
31115 April 1945Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Spare, Unused 
31419 April 1945Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Completed MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
31520 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Seddin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--23 April 1945Training
(Non-Combat)
Flight Completed Sortie Report
31625 April 1945Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Completed MissionHigh squadron.
Sortie Report