B-17G 43-38262

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 43-38262
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*K/H
Start Date: 29 September 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 16 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 1 January 1945. Salvaged: Left wing caught fire on the ground, 1944-12-31.
Related Documents:Accident Report # 44-12-31-516 (6.955 MB)
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17G Aircraft 43-38262 Was Assigned To 20 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 16 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
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
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2055 October 1944Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron.
Sortie Report
2066 October 1944Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Completed MissionD group.
Sortie Report
2077 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
2089 October 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
21217 October 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
21318 October 1944Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. Gee-H ship. Relinquished lead to deputy on bomb run after Gee-H equipment failed. Force-landed on continent with battle damage and low fuel; abandoned aircraft.
Sortie Report
23330 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
Sortie Report
2342 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
2354 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Completed MissionLoaned to the 398th BG for today's mission. Manned by 398th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
Sortie Report
2366 December 1944Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
24018 December 1944Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Spare, Unused 
24119 December 1944Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
Sortie Report
24223 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Scrubbed Sortie Report
24324 December 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group Deputy. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
24427 December 1944Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Assumed lead at IP for Gee-H bomb run, but equipment failed 2/3 of the way to the target; relinquished lead to Squadron leader.
Sortie Report
24630 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Completed MissionLoaned to the 398th BG for today's mission. Manned by 398th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
Sortie Report
24731 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Completed MissionGee-H equipped aircraft. Loaned to the 398th BG for today's mission. Manned by 398th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report. It was seriously damaged by fire when it landed at Grafton Underwood after the ferry flight from Nuthampstead Airfield after the mission.
Sortie Report
--31 December 1944Ferrying
(Non-Combat)
Flight CompletedA fire occurred in left wing after landing at Grafton Underwood. Damage to aircraft was relatively minor, and no personnel were injured. Additional [non-384th] crew identified as 1Lt Ernest C Andrews (pilot, 398th BG), 2Lt Billie W Buffalew (co-pilot), S/Sgt George Capral, Jr (radio), Sgt Albert Gindra (duty unspecified).
Sortie Report