B-17G 44-8011

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 44-8011
Name: MISBEHAVIN'
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*J
Start Date: 27 July 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 17 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 17 September 1944. Failed to return from combat operations.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 44-8011
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B-17G Aircraft 44-8011 Was Assigned To 20 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 17 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
16729 July 1944Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, high group, 41st B wing.
Sortie Report
1691 August 1944Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Completed MissionLead Group, High Squadron Lead. Dropped bombs early.
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1703 August 1944Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Completed MissionI Group Deputy and Hot Camera Ship.
Sortie Report
1714 August 1944Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Group Deputy and Hot Camera Ship.
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1747 August 1944Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Completed MissionLow group deputy and hot camera ship.
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1758 August 1944Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Completed MissionHigh group deputy and hot camera ship.
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1769 August 1944Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
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17711 August 1944Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Completed MissionWing deputy and lead group hot camera ship.
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17812 August 1944Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Completed MissionHigh section deputy, lead group.
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17913 August 1944Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, low group.
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18014 August 1944Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, high group.
Sortie Report
--15 August 1944Training
(Non-Combat)
ScrubbedWhile taxiing prior to a practice mission, the brakes failed. To avoid the aircraft ahead of him, pilot turned off the perimeter track, and the aircraft came to a stop in a small gully. The crew was not injured.
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18526 August 1944Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, lead group.
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--1 September 1944Ludwigshaven, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseHot camera ship.
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1873 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
1885 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37713.
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1898 September 1944Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Completed MissionLanded with wounded aboard.
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19211 September 1944Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Completed Mission41B Group.
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19413 September 1944Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
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19517 September 1944Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Failed to ReturnF Squadron lead. At 1122 hrs, prior to the IP, a direct flak burst hit the #2 engine, and the right wing caught fire. The aircraft exploded shortly before or on hitting the ground. Crashed near Liege, Belgium. MACR 10197
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