B-17G 44-8211

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 44-8211
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: BK*Z
Ground Crew Chiefs: Foster, Ewing H
Stachon, John J
Slotwinski, Ted F
Start Date: 30 September 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 54 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 9 May 1945. Transferred.
Local Webpage:Original version of the page for this aircraft.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 44-8211
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B-17G Aircraft 44-8211 Was Assigned To 71 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 54 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
2043 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy. PFF ship.
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2066 October 1944Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Completed MissionD group lead.
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2077 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Spare, Unused 
2089 October 1944Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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20911 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Completed MissionFourth Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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21630 October 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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2171 November 1944Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionDivision lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
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2194 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Completed MissionGee-H ship; high Squadron deputy. Took lead for 1st bomb run - Gee-H equipment failed.
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2216 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
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22410 November 1944Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group, Gee-H aircraft; flew with 381st BG; remaining crew positions filled by non-384th personnel.
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22616 November 1944Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Completed MissionPFF & Gee-H ship; lead Squadron lead, 41st Bomb Wing D group. Landed away at RAF Tilstock, Shropshire, due to weather.
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22720 November 1944Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionGee-H ship; lead Squadron deputy, 41st Bomb Wing D group.
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22823 November 1944Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionA group lead; PFF & Gee-H ship.
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23026 November 1944Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF & Gee-H ship.
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23229 November 1944Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
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23330 November 1944Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead.
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2354 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at Boxted due to low fuel.
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23811 December 1944Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, B Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Released bombs on group leader.
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24119 December 1944Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
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24223 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
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24324 December 1944Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Completed Mission13F Squadron. PFF ship.
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24528 December 1944Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Led group formation attack with all Squadrons dropping on leader, using Gee-H aiming.
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2503 January 1945Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
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2527 January 1945Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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25515 January 1945Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Spare, Unused 
25617 January 1945Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Completed MissionDivision lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. PFF started acting up during assembly, so the air commander ordered the low Squadron lead (PFF-equipped) to move up and fly as his deputy. At the IP, the Gee-H equipment was unusable, so lead was turned over to the deputy.
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25720 January 1945Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Warboys, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).
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26023 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
AbortedGroup lead. Turned back over field due to mechanical failure.
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26128 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Completed MissionLoaned to the 401st BG, with Gee-H navigator.
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2631 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy.
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2643 February 1945Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8008.
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--7 February 1945Essen/Bottrop, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseLdSq Deputy
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2659 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed MissionWing deputy; PFF ship. Non-384th passenger on this aircraft is listed as 'FO [formation observer?] JOHNSTON, ARCHIE B., 1st Lt.' He is assumed to be from Wing HQ.
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--17 February 1945Mannheim, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseLdSq Deputy
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26819 February 1945Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Spare, Unused 
27122 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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27223 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Spare, Unused 
27425 February 1945Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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27526 February 1945Target: Schlesicher Railroad Station (Bahnhof)
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy; PFF ship.
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27627 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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2781 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Completed MissionLoaned to the 305th BG for today's mission. Manned by 305th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
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2803 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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2814 March 1945Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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2827 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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2838 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Completed MissionLoaned to the 306th BG for today's mission. Manned by 306th BG personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
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2849 March 1945Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy and lead Squadron hot camera ship; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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28510 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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28611 March 1945Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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28712 March 1945Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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28814 March 1945Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Spare, Unused 
29219 March 1945Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Completed Mission41C Group, Low Squadron Lead. PFF ship.
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29320 March 1945Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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29422 March 1945Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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29523 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
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29624 March 1945Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H aircraft.
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--25 March 1945Lutzkendorf, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseCapt. Chmura LSqLd
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29826 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
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29928 March 1945Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead
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30030 March 1945Target: Deutsche Schiff- u. Maschinenbau A.G. (DESCHIMAG)
Submarine and Warship Yard
Machine Shop
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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3056 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy. PFF ship.
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3067 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Spare, Unused 
30810 April 1945Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship. PFF ship.
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30911 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Spare, Unused 
31014 April 1945Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Completed MissionCapt. Laboda, High Squadron Lead
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31115 April 1945Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Completed MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship. PFF ship.
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31216 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy. PFF ship. Hot camera ship.
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31317 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Spare, Unused 
31419 April 1945Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Spare, Unused 
31520 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Seddin, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron Lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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--23 April 1945Training
(Non-Combat)
Flight CompletedLSq Deputy
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31625 April 1945Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Completed MissionGroup Deputy and Hot Camera ship. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed with a flat tire; ran off landing runway onto runway 30.
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