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B-17G 44-8608

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 44-8608
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation, B-17G-75-VE, Natural Metal Finish
Squadron: 544th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 544th‑SU*B
Start Date: 9 January 1945. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 39 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 10 December 1945. Istres: Moved with the Group to Istres/Le Tube, France.
Photo Album: No Photo Album For This Aircraft
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B-17G Aircraft 44-8608 Was Assigned To 47 Missions Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 39 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
25515 January 1945Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
25617 January 1945Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
25720 January 1945Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at Bury St. Edmunds Airfield, Suffolk.
Sortie Report
25922 January 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
26023 January 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
Sortie Report
2631 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2643 February 1945Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron.
Sortie Report
--7 February 1945Essen/Bottrop, Germany, RECALLEDMission Recalled Sortie Report
2659 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron.
Sortie Report
26614 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
--17 February 1945Mannheim, Germany, RECALLEDMission Recalled Sortie Report
26819 February 1945Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
26920 February 1945Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
27021 February 1945Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
27122 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ülzen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
27223 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
27324 February 1945Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Returned EarlyTurned back because #2 engine failed. Attacked target of opportunity (TOO) at 53°40'N,07°55'E, near Quakenbrück, Germany.
Sortie Report
27728 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron.
Sortie Report
2781 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2792 March 1945Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
2849 March 1945Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
28510 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
28611 March 1945Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
28712 March 1945Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38062.
Sortie Report
28915 March 1945Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron.
Sortie Report
29017 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
29118 March 1945Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑6898.
Sortie Report
29219 March 1945Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Completed Mission41D Squadron.
Sortie Report
29320 March 1945Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
29422 March 1945Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
29523 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
29624 March 1945Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--25 March 1945Lutzkendorf, Germany, RECALLEDMission Recalled Sortie Report
29826 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
29928 March 1945Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
30131 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3023 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3056 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3067 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
3079 April 1945Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
30810 April 1945Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Completed MissionThis aircraft was carried long-delay fused bombs (6 to 72 hours).
Sortie Report
31014 April 1945Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Completed MissionS/Sgt White's position on this sortie is uncertain due to conflicts in mission records.
Sortie Report
31115 April 1945Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Aborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back due to the master rod bearing of #1 engine burning out.
Sortie Report
31317 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
31419 April 1945Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Completed Mission Sortie Report
--23 April 1945Training
(Non-Combat)
Flight Completed Sortie Report
31625 April 1945Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Completed Mission Sortie Report