B-17G 44-8649

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 44-8649
Name: TRAIL BLAZER
Manufacturer: Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Aircraft ID Code: BK*X
Ground Crew Chief: Priesnitz, Frank Joseph, Jr
Start Date: 28 January 1945. New Replacement AC.
Missions: This aircraft was credited with 23 combat missions with the 384th.
End Date: 9 May 1945. Transferred: Sent to the 305th BG.
Photo Album: Photos of aircraft 44-8649
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B-17G Aircraft 44-8649 Was Assigned To 27 Missions,
Earning Combat Credit For 23 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
2659 February 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed MissionWing lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
27223 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship. Landed away at Glatton Airfield, AAF Station 130.
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27728 February 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H 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 MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
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2803 March 1945Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
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2827 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Spare, Unused 
2838 March 1945Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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2849 March 1945Target: Henschel Tank and Locomotive Works
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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28510 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Schwerte, Germany
Completed MissionWing lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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28611 March 1945Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
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28712 March 1945Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
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28814 March 1945Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead: PFF and Gee-H ship.
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28915 March 1945Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
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29118 March 1945Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed MissionDivision lead. PFF ship.
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29724 March 1945Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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29928 March 1945Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Completed MissionLead 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 MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
30131 March 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Completed MissionLead Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
3034 April 1945Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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3067 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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3079 April 1945Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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30810 April 1945Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
ScrubbedReplaced by lead Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑98027.
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30911 April 1945Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Completed MissionLead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8541. Group lead. PFF ship.
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31216 April 1945Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
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31419 April 1945Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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--23 April 1945Training
(Non-Combat)
Spare, Unused 
31625 April 1945Target: Skoda Armament Works
Type: Industry
Location: Pilsen / Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Spare, Unused