B-17G 43-38752

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 43-38752
Name: LITTLE CINDER
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*O
Start Date: 16 October 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 74 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 10 December 1945. Istres: Moved with the Group to Istres/Le Tube, France.
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B-17G Aircraft 43-38752 Was Assigned To 84 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 74 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
21318 October 1944Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
21419 October 1944Target: Heinrich Lanz Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
Sortie Report
21525 October 1944Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron.
Sortie Report
21630 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2182 November 1944Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Spare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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
AbortedTurned back; pilot ill.
Sortie Report
2239 November 1944Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
22410 November 1944Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group, High Squadron. Landed away on continent due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
22616 November 1944Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
22720 November 1944Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
22823 November 1944Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron, B group.
Sortie Report
22925 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Aldermaston, due to weather.
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
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
Spare, Completed MissionLead Squadron flying spare; joined formation, but turned back at Belgian coast on return; landed in Belgium or France to refuel.
Sortie Report
2366 December 1944Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
23811 December 1944Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
Sortie Report
24018 December 1944Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Completed Mission 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
Completed MissionLanded away at Great Ashfield due to weather.
Sortie Report
24324 December 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group. Took off from Great Ashfield Airfield, AAF Station 155 (was unable to return to GU after prior day's mission due to weather), and flew mission with the 384th BG. Crewmember S/Sgt E Duff (FG), provided by 385th BG.
Sortie Report
24427 December 1944Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
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 MissionLow Squadron.
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 MissionHigh Squadron flying spare; returned as briefed.
Sortie Report
2492 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
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
Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
2527 January 1945Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2538 January 1945Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 44‑6514. Landed away at Eye due to low fuel and inoperative radio equipment.
Sortie Report
25410 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
Sortie Report
25515 January 1945Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Spare, Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38800. Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
25617 January 1945Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
25720 January 1945Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
25922 January 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
26023 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
AbortedTurned back due to failure of #1 engine. Landed away at Alconbury Airfield, AAF Station 102
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 Mission Sortie Report
26614 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
26715 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
Sortie Report
--17 February 1945Mannheim, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to Base Sortie Report
26819 February 1945Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
26920 February 1945Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
AbortedReturned to base with #3 supercharger out.
Sortie Report
27021 February 1945Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Completed Mission 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 RAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
27627 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37788. Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
27728 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
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
Spare, Unused 
2803 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2814 March 1945Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at at Glatton Airfield, AAF Station 130, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
2827 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron.
Sortie Report
2838 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
28510 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
28611 March 1945Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
28814 March 1945Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
28915 March 1945Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
AbortedLow Squadron. Turned back due to #3 engine turbo failure.
Sortie Report
29017 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), 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 Mission Sortie Report
29422 March 1945Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Completed MissionReleased bombs late.
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
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
Completed Mission Sortie Report
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 MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
3045 April 1945Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3056 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3067 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, 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 MissionLead 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
Completed Mission Sortie Report
31216 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, 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 MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
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