13-19 SEPTEMBER 2023

B-17G 44-8421

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 44-8421
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation, B-17G-65-VE, Natural Metal Finish
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 546th‑BK*D
Ground Crew Chief: Francis, Percy Tom
Start Date: 8 December 1944. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 2 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 18 December 1944. Salvaged.
Related Documents:Accident Report # 44-12-16-517 (4.051 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 44-8421 Photo Album

B-17G Aircraft 44-8421 Was Assigned To 3 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 2 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
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
--16 December 1944Crashed In Allied TerritoryDue to equipment failure, mission recall, and adverse weather, pilot crashed while landing at RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire. There were no injuries to crew, but aircraft was salvaged as a result.
Sortie Report