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
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: BK*D
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 1944CrashedDue 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