B-17G 44-8580

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 44-8580
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 547th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: SO*Z
Start Date: 28 January 1945. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 15 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 23 May 1945. Transferred: Sent to the 457th BG.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 44-8580
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B-17G Aircraft 44-8580 Was Assigned To 25 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 15 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
2659 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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26614 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Spare, Unused 
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.
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--17 February 1945Mannheim, Germany, RECALLEDReturned to BaseCapt. Minor LSqLd
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26819 February 1945Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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26920 February 1945Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
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27021 February 1945Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Completed MissionWing lead; PFF ship.
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27324 February 1945Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
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2792 March 1945Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
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2803 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Spare, Unused 
2814 March 1945Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ulm, Germany
Spare, Unused 
2827 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron deputy and hot camera ship; PFF ship.
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2849 March 1945Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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28814 March 1945Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship; PFF ship.
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29017 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
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29118 March 1945Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by lead Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑98027.
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29724 March 1945Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--25 March 1945Weather
(Non-Combat)
Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
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29826 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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3023 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Spare, Unused 
3034 April 1945Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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3045 April 1945Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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30911 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
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31014 April 1945Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
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31520 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Seddin, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy and hot camera ship. PFF ship.
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