B-17G 43-38673

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 43-38673
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 545th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: JD*L
Start Date: 28 October 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 63 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 4 October 1945. Istres: Moved with the Group to Istres/Le Tube, France.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 43-38673
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B-17G Aircraft 43-38673 Was Assigned To 72 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 63 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
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 Mission Sortie Report
2194 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Completed Mission 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
Completed Mission 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
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
Sortie Report
22511 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
22616 November 1944Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
22823 November 1944Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
22925 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
Sortie Report
23127 November 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Completed MissionHot camera ship.
Sortie Report
23229 November 1944Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
23330 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Spare, Returned As BriefedLead Squadron
Sortie Report
2342 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
Sortie Report
2354 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
Sortie Report
2366 December 1944Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission 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 MissionGroup deputy. Lead 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
24324 December 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group.
Sortie Report
24427 December 1944Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron.
Sortie Report
24528 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy.
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 MissionDivision deputy.
Sortie Report
2481 January 1945Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Completed MissionHigh 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
2527 January 1945Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑39888.
Sortie Report
2538 January 1945Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
25410 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
AbortedTurned back due to personnel illness (Hughes).
Sortie Report
25515 January 1945Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
25617 January 1945Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
25720 January 1945Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
25922 January 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
26128 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionLead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
2631 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
ScrubbedOriginally assigned to Welsh; replaced by aircraft 42‑37788, which had been assigned to Tebo.
Sortie Report
2643 February 1945Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
--7 February 1945Essen/Bottrop, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
2659 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron.
Sortie Report
26614 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Completed MissionLanded on Continent for fuel before returning to base.
Sortie Report
--17 February 1945Mannheim, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
26819 February 1945Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
26920 February 1945Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
27021 February 1945Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
27526 February 1945Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2781 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2792 March 1945Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Redhill, Surrey, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
29219 March 1945Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Spare, Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron Flying Spare. Joined formation. Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, on return due to low fuel; crew remained at Manston overnight.
Sortie Report
29523 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
29624 March 1945Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--25 March 1945Lutzkendorf, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
29826 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, on return due to low fuel. Crew and aircraft remained overnight.
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, Unused 
30131 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed Mission 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
Spare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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 Mission Sortie Report
30911 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Completed MissionThe 545th loading list indicates S/Sgt Russell H Holtz as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner on this aircraft. However, the 546th loading list states that S/Sgt Donald E White flew this mission in that position on aircraft 8673. Pending receipt of documents to resolve this ambiguity, both crewmen are listed as flying this mission.
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
Completed Mission Sortie Report
31216 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8408.
Sortie Report
31317 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
31419 April 1945Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
Sortie Report
31520 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Seddin, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report